13 December 2009 10:37:07
I'm glad not to be heading south even though I'd love to be there but the weather here is very wintery as the photo shows, sun is trying to break through but quite often the fog stays here even if the sun is shining a few miles up the road. I can nearly hear all the excited Garden.ie members buzzing with anticipation of the Christmas Get Together. Hope the garda do not stop the car heading south for Carlow with Fran and Jacinta and crew it's bound to be totally mad, Santa hats and Christmas songs all the way, they wouldn't know what to make of it's occupants. There is quite a ground frost and I'm thinking my pots of bulbs etc could probably do with being protected from the cold if this continues.
Yesterday went to the kitchen garden for leeks and discovered something has sort of removed a lot of the leaves off my carrots. Decided to lift a couple to see if they were okay and couldn't believe how cold the ground was. The carrots are fine and I'd love to be able to keep them in place to use at Christmas. Am wondering will they be okay or do they need any protection from this wintery weather? Garlic is now about 25cm high and the over winter onions are now shooting.Will have to get organised and start to plan out the beds for next year.
Hope you all have a great day and get a feeling that the Arboretum will be delighted to see all these gardeners land it's a dangereous place to meet as the addictions will get another boost.