What a beautiful day! Sunshine and mild weather drew me out into the garden. I've neglected the garden a bit for the past few weeks, so spent nearly four hours this afternoon doing some tidying up. Lots of weeding, and cutting down herbaceous perennials ready for the new year's growth.
It was wonderful to spend a little time looking more closely at some of the plants. The jonquils have a beautiful scent, once you get down to their level. Forget-me-nots are starting to flower, but I've had to be rather ruthless and pull up many of the seeded plants from around the front garden.
I also sowed more seeds - red cabbage, rudbeckia, snapdragons and some lettuce and carrots in containers.
It's wonderful to have the extra hour of light in the evening. Blackbirds, wrens and thrushes are singing. Glorious.