Christmas festivities over, Scotland’s New Year hype yet to start. Not too wet, not too cold. It was a day to get into the garden and do some stuff. So I’ve turned the compost bin – that was fun – cut back the runner beans and taken down their poles
Here’s what they looked like in May.
Then I put some cardboard down on the raised beds to help stuff grow in the spring and to keep the cat off. As I was out in the garden, doing these exciting tasks, I heard seagulls screeching above me. I looked up and saw that they were chasing a sparrowhawk. It was beautiful, soaring in the clear sky. About to attack some poor smaller bird no doubt, but lovely just the same. A reminder of why it is good to get into the garden for a while, even at this time of year.