Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Projects? Moi?

One of the things I love about gardening blogs is reading people's plans for the future. For a start, it's a great opportunity to stick one's nose into other people's business, rather than getting on with one's own affairs. Even better, you can make grandiose suggestions, in a manner that suggests (erroneously) that you know what you're talking about, without ever having to worry that you will be called upon to put these plans into effect.
There are lots of these projects to look at. Personally,  I've been enthralled by how Patientgardener is going to cope with her sloping plot. I've envied VP's plans for asparagus and vertical gardening. I've pondered Racquel's problematic front garden bed and driveway.
So do I have any projects of my own? Nope. The cold is slowly taking its toll and I really don't want to think about what is happening outside. I feel as if I'm huddled in a bunker, with my fingers in my ears, waiting for the all-clear to sound.
I do go out in the garden, of course, to put out bird food, but I avert my eyes from the Hyperborean havoc. I'm planning to emerge properly some time in May, at which point I will hopefully feel the sun on my neck and be able to cope philosophically with the fall-out from weeks of frost. Will I still have any bananas? Will I ever dare grow Ensete ventricosum 'Maurellii' again? Will the smallest tree fern pull through? And what about my lovely chlorophytum? And my cannas? I'll let you know, but I don't think it will be any time soon.