I am really looking forward to 2010. Having worked for the same company for 25 years in a very time consuming role, I have had little time to indulge myself on my two passions, wildlife and gardening. Each month there is so much to see and to do in the garden, now I will have a bit more time for both gardening and wildlife study.
The first 'negative' thing to happen to us in January is that the anti-tree Nazis have finally got their way and all the trees are being felled in Abbey Street. We have been promised replacements by the council. Let's hope they fulfil their promises. From now on we need to keep a very watchful eye on one 'Miss Unpleasance' and make sure that her desire to fell the trees in Abbey Place for car parking is not granted.
I'm mourning the loss of my winter flowering clematis following the total annihilation of the boundary trellis in my garden after the November gales. By now, we should be enjoying the flowers and on milder January days, the Bumble bees. My winter flowering honeysuckle, also succumbed to the inclement weather, was a mecca for hungry bumble bees.