January 10, 2010
Our Christmas tree was bought the weekend before Christmas and felled the Friday after. I say felled because I got the saw out and chopped it up in the living room. The trunk and thick bits of wood are now to the right hand side of the shed and forming the beginnings of a woodpile and the greener bits have been dotted round the garden to give a bit of frost protection. Given it started snowing almost immediately, these coniferous blankets have proved very useful.
The plants that don’t have them look pretty unhappy so it’ll be interesting to see what survives the winter. The sweet peas in Vince have germinated and are fine, but the lupins I moved in there for a bit of extra protection look very withered. Not sure if this is my inability to remember to give them a bit of water, or whether they’re just too cold. Probably the latter, but I gave them a drink today just in case.

Our Christmas tree was bought the weekend before Christmas and felled the Friday after. I say felled because I got the saw out and chopped it up in the living room. The trunk and thick bits of wood are now to the right hand side of the shed and forming the beginnings of a woodpile and the greener bits have been dotted round the garden to give a bit of frost protection. Given it started snowing almost immediately, these coniferous blankets have proved very useful.

The plants that don’t have them look pretty unhappy so it’ll be interesting to see what survives the winter. The sweet peas in Vince have germinated and are fine, but the lupins I moved in there for a bit of extra protection look very withered. Not sure if this is my inability to remember to give them a bit of water, or whether they’re just too cold. Probably the latter, but I gave them a drink today just in case.