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Anybody else desperate for Spring already?

I've planted a lot of new stuff this year and it was just getting interesting as stuff took a grip in the soil and began to grow ... now a brief display of beautiful autumn colours has come to an abrupt end because 45 mph Sussex winds last night blew all but the most stubborn of leaves off the trees ... I've got a bit of winter interest there but mostly deciduous stuff - and it feels like weeds are the only things still growing  :#



  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,154
    I like the winter and the work we do in the garden when it's cold and dry. There's always something happening out there, Snowdrops will appear soon

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 52,064
    In a word - no.  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,049
    Maybe look at "winter interest" stuff: evergreens, pretty bark etc. 
    I have to say, I rather like the contrast between the starkness of the winter garden and the eruption in spring.
    Mulching compost is a lot easier when stuff has died down / been lifted etc.
    I always go on holiday in winter so the "winter garden" isn't really a priority for me.
  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 13,701
    Lots to be done all year here.
    Winter helps you appreciate Spring more.
    How can you lie there and think of England
    When you don't even know who's in the team

    S.Yorkshire/Derbyshire border
  • Yes I think you're probably all right - the bleakness of January and February does accentuate the energy of Spring.
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 52,064
    Hosta's right - very little bare soil in my garden :)

    Having lots of year round interest is vital here, as we have more cold, wet months than we do warm, dry ones. It's something you learn quite quickly..... ;)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,120
    Still autumn here and lots of colour to enjoy and plenty of jobs to do/fun to be had.   Winter is essential to give plants a rest above ground while their roots are busy below and also let the worms work any mulch into the soil.

     Defintely need to get some evergreens and/or coloured bark and/or winter blossom and perfume in your garden.
    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 3,061
    Bloody hell!!!.....I'm still recuperating from the hellish hot summer we've endured .
    Love the Winter months ; beautiful skies , cooler days and long dark nights (into astronomy too).Workwise summer is OK , but too many insects , too warm , too long a day and too noisy . The endless cacophany of mowers , children on trampolines and the nauseating stench of barbecues ! Enough for one year ! :#
  • B3B3 Posts: 25,194
    Not yet. I'm ok until February
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • AuntyRachAuntyRach Posts: 4,982
    I suppose it’s like how the hard or boring bit of a journey/walk/job/task makes the good bits seem all the better. We just need to keep cosy and patient whilst nature does its thing. 
    My garden and I live in South Wales. 
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