Now that the rain seems to have (temporarily) stopped I've started turning my attentions to the garden. There's lots that we need to do out there, and lots more that Mr C and I want to do if time and energy allows.
Top of my list has to be starting off my veg plot. After a really positive start things have slowed right down – I blame some guidance about not doing anything too strenuous whilst pregnant. The reality is that if I don't make a start before C Minor arrives I'll have no real chance. The aim is to get some raised beds on the identified plot and we've even found some planks behind the of cabin, left behind by the previous owner, that will provide the wood we need. Spurred on my the arrival of the January edition of the Gardeners' World Magazine, which contains a fantastic grown your own year planner, I'm starting to work through the seeds that I've collected over the last year and, with the help of a couple of
books, work out what order things need sewing in, and whether they need starting off in a propgator first or not.
Spending time at home I'm also starting to notice more all of the feathered visitors to our garden. Since we moved in we've been leaving food out for the birds, but it's important to remember that just putting out the feeders once and leaving them there isn't necessarily enough. It's important to clean your bird feeders as well as not only can rotting food be dangerous to the birds, but just the sight of it can put them off sometimes.
If you're interested in the nature that we see here Chez C then take a look at Mr C and my latest venture, UK Nature Blog in which we try to track the wildlife that we see in and around our back garden as well as sharing what we're learning about the wildlife around us. Contributions from elsewhere around the UK are also very welcome!