When you work on your own it is important to make lists and set goals. It can be very hard sometimes to get out there and get on. I have become very good at setting goals for myself. I have a job list for the Christmas period and so far very good. The fruit cage is almost looking loved.
The summer raspberries are now cleaned up and ready for next summer. The wood that fruited last summer is cut down and the new wood cleaned up and tied in. I will compost the base after pruning the rest of the soft fruit in the cage.
I am very happy to be at the point that I am in the garden. The winter digging is behind me and now it is time to start to clean up the soft fruit. There is a lot still to do but I am on top of things.
After five days helping me in the garden Sam has gone home. Having Sam here gave me the kick start I needed to take on the winter work. It is not always easy to keep going and so always a pleasure to have someone like Sam here. Thank you Sam for everything.
So far we have had a week of having the weather on our side and so have being able to get through a lot of work. Next year I will get on with the winter digging in the high garden. Today is was more putting compost down and digging in.
Another great day was had up in the vegetable garden. After the clearing and sorting yesterday today it was putting down compost ready to be dug in. Sam and I are getting through the work which makes me very happy. It does help to have the weather on our side.
Sometimes I do question why I am a gardener and today was one of these days when I opened the front door, cold wind and snow. But I had a great day out in it because I had Sam here to help out and we got a lot done, it was a good day in the vegetable garden. Thank you Sam.