Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Miracles Do Happen

Well miracles really do happen, we've seen the back of another January and this one without the awful weather that the press have been bleating on about, but more exciting than that, they've fixed the heating in our classroom! I think they finally took the hint when we were all sat in our coats last week, anyway the engineer was called and he expected  to be there for five minutes but ended up taking all day to correct it, the only problem now is that the ventilation is rather noisy, but we feel it would be churlish to mention it at this point! It's a lot easier to stay focused when you are warm and as the day's lesson on taking cuttings was something we were all fairly familiar with the morning flew by. Back to the dreaded lawns in the afternoon and even that was more interesting as we focused on pests and diseases and wildflower meadows, much more my bag. So I'm feeling a happier bunny in general this week, February admittedly is not a very inspiring month but at least it's short and the days are lengthening more and more, the earth is awakening again!
Pics-Rain spattered euphorbias and fantastic new willow sculpture at Harlow Carr.
"Every gardener knows that under the cloak of winter lies a miracle.....a seed waiting to sprout, a bulb opening to the light, a bud straining to unfurl. And the anticipation nurtures our dream". Barbara Winkler


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