Well I thought I must poke up my head from where it has been buried over the Holidays and put together some sort of post for the New Year.
I wish each and everyone a very Happy New Year and I hope it holds an Abundance of Happy gardening hours along with lots of Fun, Family times ahead.
This time of year nothing much is happening, though a New Blogging friend over at Our Organic Veg Trials is starting out this year on a new venture. So you may like to pay Steve a visit and see how his year progresses.. I know I will be. He also reminded me it was time to get planting our sweetpea seeds, which was a timely reminder as i was late last year, but they did catch up.
So, just a few photos to share with you. Back in October we put our Garden motion camera to good use, and got a few videos and shots of our regular visitor to our home garden. Our Hedgehog. These garden friendly creatures help keep the slugs and pests our gardens do not want at bay..
Yet they are finding it harder and harder to access our gardens, because of the sturdy fences and gates we all have around our properties.. So as I have mentioned before, try to leave small gaps in your fences at the bottom which help them navigate via your gardens and not via the road which they often end up as road kill, as they just curl up in a ball when frightened . ( if you click onto the photos they will enlarge ) I am hoping all hedgehogs are now hibernating and fast asleep until the Spring.
We have also lit the gypsy stove I told you about in this post. and it soon gets the home greenhouse nice and warm.. Though we have only had to light it a few times when temperatures have really dropped below freezing.. But we are well pleased with it.
So what have I been keeping my self busy with? Well would you believe it, but I have been model making.. Yes Making a model wait for it a ‘Green house’ 🙂 Smiles.
Our Daughter bought our granddaughter her niece, a model green house thinking it would be ideal for her to play with her Barbie dolls.. However, on closer inspection, its a little more complex than a 7 year old could manage.. And to be honest, it has Grandma scratching her head at times, as I glue, mould pieces of wire in shapes as handles smaller than my little finger nail and glue and cut and stick..
I will give you an idea.. This is the wonderful Green house Model
Below you get the idea of how small these pieces are, and each piece has many pieces you cut glue and put together. This little collection took about 6 hours in total and I have loads more yet to put together. But I am loving it, and its keeping me quiet.
Next time I hope to be sharing more photos of Scotland with you as I put together our visit to Seil Island.
In the mean time, have a wonderful start to your New Year..
And Happy Gardening