John Stoa is looking at the gardeners weather this week.
I have always grown a few heathers in the garden from way back to apprenticeship days.
Mid-January can be a quiet time in the garden.
The festive season has come and gone. There was no white Christmas, in fact we are well into winter and yet still to see some snow, but now I’ve said that, it is just about guaranteed to come within the next few days.
With the festive season upon us, John Stoa reflects on his year in the garden
My introduction to the humble raspberry was in the early fifties when this eight year old followed a group of young kids from our housing estate to our local raspberry fields, just a ten minute walk away.
The garden is now coming out of its autumn phase and heading into winter as plants go dormant, autumn colour fades away as all the leaves fall off and frost and snow is not far away.
John Stoa gets down to a house party with his house plants
John Stoa gets his hands dirty with some soil improvements.
The garden has now gone into its autumn phase.