However, I know you would not want to “read a blank page” as I have decided it is time to put my pen away!
I have enjoyed writing for the 3 years and have appreciated the comments from many of you around the Parish, never claiming to be an expert, but learning from experience and “trial and error”.
This month 40 years ago we moved into Frenchay to the sound of carols being sung by the Church Choir under the street lamp outside as the furniture was being unloaded. What a lovely welcome.
Now, what should you be doing in December? Our thoughts could be on anything but gardening as we approach the festive season. So plan ahead on what could be done outside on a fine day. Plants in the greenhouse will need to be looked at and open the windows on a good day. If not already done, it could be a chance to tidy up the storage area, cleaning and sharpening any tools. Also time to check on pots and seed trays ready for early sowing.
One good thing about December is that as we get towards the end of the month, the days are beginning to get longer and we can look forward to the beginning of another gardening year and all the beauty that it brings.
May I wish you all a very pleasant Christmas time and a joyous New Year.
Tip for the month: Prepare your seed list.