Six from the Archives (2): 1 January 2022

Happy New Year!

I hope everyone survived the recent festivities with waistlines and tempers intact. Here in North Wales, the weather has been grey and wet for two weeks, with a little wind thown in for good measure – not at all condusive to walking off those extra calories, though we have restrained ourselves and the chest freezer in the garage remains full.

I managed to get up to date with my OU course by Christmas Eve so took the full four days off from studying or writing. On TV, Gardener’s World – the final winter special on Christmas Eve – was a haven among the mayhem. The Weakest Link in its new incarnation was amusing. Anything by Aardman Animations is a joy; and where would we be without a Christmas themed Sewing Bee or two?

That was last year, though I am sticking with the theme for the first Six on Saturday of 2022 – with Part 2 of my look back over my 2021 garden.







Whatever you are doing this weekend, I hope you find some time to sit and relax, even for a few minutes, and to reflect on the beauty that we all find in nature through out the year, whether in our own gardens or elsewhere.


    1. Thank you. I hope they come back too as, although they were the last to flower, they remained upright as the stems are quite sturdy, unlike the nectaroscordum which flopped about. The allium Caeruleum were too pale and got lost, so Drumstick and the standard purple alliums worked best for me last year.

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  1. What a lovely way of using the Lavender seed heads in your wreath, they really stand out with the dark foliage behind. Happy New Year,


  2. I agree the Gardeners World special was really good. Some great highlights in your SOS, especially that very pretty wreath and the tree – nature indeed provides much for us to marvel at. Happy New Year to you!


  3. You had exactly the same idea as me! Except that I did them 2 by 2. A good review of the year 2021 in photos: now forward to 2022! A Happy New Year to you and your family

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