Feature of the Month
Not much to report in the garden now although there are still a few roses flowering bravely. Things are dying back for the Winter and strong winds have blown away the last of the Autumn leaves.
All is not lost though - look up! We are enjoying some fabulous skies, full of colour and drama. This skyscape is to the east, my daily view when I draw back my bedroom curtains, and can be an inspiring start to my day.
I have started to prune my apple and pear trees although it has not been easy with high winds, heavy rain and very low temperatures.
I like to keep them low to avoid climbing steps to reach the top branches. It is one of many ways I have changed my gardening to keep safe as I get older. Like many older gardeners I want to keep gardening but also have to accept that I have limits!
No need to give up, removing plants that need a lot of maintenance, like my old not-very-good rambler roses, a little extra soft-edge paving and raised beds all help.
Artisans Corner News
New print - The Fox in Winter - is the second subject in my evolving British Wildlife series. I am producing these studies as small 10 x 8 inch framed prints. This one is now in Artisans Corner. I am currently working on a red deer stag and an otter, other suggestions welcome.
In addition to the framed print of The Hare in Winter Coat, I have used the image as a Christmas card with Welsh and English versions.
Just a reminder, the final day for Scouts Post is Monday 3rd. December. An early date I know but such a great service to raise funds and keep our postal costs down.
Another reminder - my canvas print offer ends 24th December but prints needed for Christmas Day must be ordered by 8th December. See Home Page for details.