The spring rush is just round the corner. Last year it was in full flow at this time, but spring 2017 has been quite cool, so there has been no rush to start outdoor seed sowing and planting.
Gardening just like technology is moving onwards at a fast pace.
As the world moves on into an age of high technology, change and progress are happening at all levels.
Tomato growing has always been one of the gardening challenges with great rewards when you pick that first fruit fully ripened on the bush, and then followed by loads more as the season progresses. Summer salads would never be complete without some home grown tomatoes.
Orchids once held the reputation of being expensive to buy and difficult to grow as these exotics were not native to our climate.
As winter progresses there has been quite a few decent days to crack on with a few gardening tasks so many of us are up to date with seasonal activities, and the spring rush is still a few weeks away.
The month of February has always been my starting point to begin some seed sowing.
Even in the midst of winter there is always a wee job to do in the garden or involved in forward plans.
The winter in recent times never seems so long as it was in childhood days when the first snows came in November and skating on Dundee’s ponds started in December.
Gardeners have always loved to rise to the challenge of getting the biggest plant possible.