Winter 2013/14 was brutal and went on waay too long so it is pleasant to be in the middle of a cold, rainy but not too bad winter. Things are progressing in the garden with the first snow drops just popping up through the frozen soil. The witch hazels are doing fine and the first one has just starting to bloom – this one is Amethyst and has a beautiful burgundy flower.
On the indoors I have lettuce and peas growing in the sunroom and they are doing great. We are harvesting lettuce for salads and sandwiches all winter long.