Gabriel Ash Blog
February can be a frustrating month for gardeners. We’re usually champing at the bit eager to get sowing and planting, but often the temperature and light levels thwart our best intentions. The greenhouse is often a place of refuge at these times, allowing for a good potter about even on the dullest and chilliest of days.
There’s a joke doing the rounds on Facebook at the moment that the short, dark days of winter cause gardeners to suffer from SAD - not the Seasonal Affective Disorder that blights so many, but Seed Acquisition Disorder. It’s funny because it’s true - barely are the Christmas dishes cleared from the table than it is spread with seed catalogues to start planning the new season’s crops.
Do you keep a garden diary? I do. That probably sounds much grander than the reality. I started with a scribbled notebook and I soon discovered I was in good company when I volunteered to sort through the archives at National Trust HQ.