Christmas has come and gone, but there is still lots of sparkle and fun going on for most of us – at least I hope so.
Do you know about something called first footing? I seem to recall that if a dark-haired man comes to your door before anyone else during the early hours of 2012, you are likely to win the lottery (so I’ve been told). It’s a happy thought, but honestly I can’t quite believe it. Can you?
Now that it is too cold to work outside, it might be a great time to plan what you are going to do on your piece of real estate. Grow more vegetables? More flowers? Move a tall shrub away from in front of the living room window, buy a new rose, maybe a clematis? It’s too early to think of buying – this is just the time for thinking about it, and making a few plans. Meanwhile, why not sharpen the blade of your lawn mower, put together some new planter boxes, wash the car? No, this is a gardening column, not sage advice on your love life. I get carried away sometimes, when all I really want to do is wish you good gardening and the happiest New Year possible. Have a good one (no – a great one) and whatever you do, don’t stop dreaming.
Helen Lang has been the Peninsula News Review’s garden columnist for more than 25 years.