Thankfully my verdant garden has not been set back by the Christmas storms, heat waves and gale force winds. It’s still full of bright flourishing pink, blue and orange hues. For me January is all about hydrangeas, vibrant florals and fruit trees.
In November I let Zadie sew her own marigold and cornflower seeds. Interestingly all the seeds I planted died a terrible death and all that she
saturated in mud then churned with her hands planted somehow have survived and thrived.
The grapefruit tree is still producing an abundance of fruit, I am relishing in having freshly squeezed juice every morning. In a few more days I will be able to start reaping the rewards from our plumb tree. My veges however are in desperate need of TLC. Sadly my weekends for January are already full with kids birthday parties and wedding duties. I will have to add my veges to my guilty list of constant neglect – I am already grieving over the unlawful fatality of my worm farm.
What keeps me going is my obsession with filling our house with hydrangeas. I love their variation in colour – they are the perfect perennial. If I had my way, every payday would include a new hydrangea. The look stunning in an old vintage bottle or a tin can they make an exquisite chic bouquet.
It doesn’t matter how busy or broke you are – if you have a house full of fresh flowers and can indulge in some freshly squeezed juice you will always feel a little bit luxurious!