Cutting

The nursery at GD is a rather small business when you talk to Jonny about some of the nurseries he has had anything to do with in the Netherlands but I think this is a large part of the charm of the nursery. A lot of the plants sold come from the stock in the garden. I have enjoyed looking through the cuttings while watering them in the morning, the glasshouses are warm, quite places.

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Ice

This week most staff are off for the holidays, there are a few of us working , well watering and do little bits in the nursery. For me the highlight is going down in the morning and seeing the pattern on the glass made by the ice, you do not see it till you have lifted the fleece off and there it is. Always good to have a reason to get out of a warm bed.

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Break

We have now got to the major holiday season of the year. A good point to have things in order. It is always hard to be ready to get back to the work after a break at this time of of the year but after the holidays it is time to start getting things ready for the spring. Happy holidays all.

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Dug (not fish)

It is great to be on point with the winter work up in the vegetable garden. Most of the areas that are going to be dug are now dug I am very happy to report. We had the weather on our side. There is still a lot to do but I am happy to have the digging behind me by Christmas.

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Daylight

Today was a psychologically great for those of us in the northern part of the world, we have made it to the shortest day, now the light levels will start to get longer. I know it is not by much at this moment but like in a lot of things it is better to be at the top of the hill and now going down the other side. I had a good day out in the garden digging while Miscanthus was out hunting under the compost heap. I love these little dogs.

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Christmas

Be careful what you wish for at this time of the year because it may come. I have wanted rain for a while and today we had lite English rain most of the day,  I was not in the mood for it. I am also not too sure the sun was seen. We still have a few more days of digging up in the vegetable garden so rain was not on the plan. The rest of the week does not look too bad.

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Work

It is hard to have a new subject to write about at this time of the year. All I seem to be doing is digging. This maybe is what I like about this time of the year, when you get up you know what you are doing, it maybe the same as getting dressed when you wear the same cloths each day as I do.

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