Tuesday, 10 January 2012
Happy New Year
After the excesses of a celebratory yule and precious time spent with the family feasting, talking and generally not doing very much at all, together, kickstarting the new year from a standing start can be a befuddling, difficult wrench.
And so it was when I arrived back at the office last week bleary eyed, back to a job that I adore, but wondering where and how to start.
Thankfully, the garden here at the office was taking no prisoners and in my absence had been carrying on regardless. It has become my shining example.
With most of us experiencing the mildest winter that we can remember, for many it will be no surprise to hear that Rodgersia, Echinops, Nepeta and so on are moving on at full tilt, budding up and taking full advantage of the unseasonable warmth. Here, the daffodils and snowdrops are up and at 'em.
With this in mind, just today, an article in the Guardian caught my eye. In it
And whilst the weather reports assure us that from next week the temperatures will revert to more expected lows of January (to what end for our enthusiastic plants and our gardens wildlife too?), I shall take a leaf out of my garden's book.
Hang the consequences, get out there and get moving. With gardens to move from paper to reality and new projects to begin, time waits for no man.
So the office fire is on, emails are being sent and after a blissful Christmas lull the office is once again a busy place to be. I have even written my first blog in months!
Good luck to one and all, and I wish you a prosperous 2012; may yours be filled with overly enthusiastic flowers....