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.
John Stoa looks ahead to the new year in his garden
With the festive season upon us, John Stoa reflects on his year in the garden
Getting into the Christmas spirit with John Stoa
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.
Gardening can be a work of art, as John Stoa proves
Although the trees, shrubs and garden plants are ready for their winter rest as they go dormant, no such luck for the gardener.
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