Now it is time to start planning for the next highlight of the year - the beginning of the new gardening season. Seed catalogues to be pondered over, choosing what we will be eating from the veg garden over the next year - wondering how we are going to fit everything in - wishing for more space - until, that is, weeding needs to be done -- then feeling a smaller garden would be better.
Flower pots and seed trays washed and waiting , new packets of labels standing by, waiting to be written with the new varieties we will be trying this year.
There are still a few weeks to go before the soil warms up enough to be able to plant anything, but there should still be enough veg left to pick for the odd meal.
Will this year be more successful that last - will mistakes made last year be rectified in this. Who knows? For me, personally, the end result isn't always important - it is all that goes before that I enjoy, the sowing and pricking out - the transplanting and potting-on. Watching the seedlings come through and the anticipation of whether or not they will all survive, is all part of the gardening pleasure. And being able to blog about it. BRING IT ON!