Winter is an excuse to get your garden ready for Spring and plan ahead. Light the way to a colourful new year. Plant or plan, whichever works best, to get that hygge fell good feeling of colours, scents and shapes. If you have herbs such as lavender and rosemary they will freely give you their scent throughout the winter. Try them where you might sit out so you can run your hands through them to release the scent. Plan roses and honeysuckle. Sit to make those plans wrapped up warm surrounded by some fairy lights. Be mindful though of the little creatures down below when you choose your lighting, so as not to confuse and force them out of their sleep.
The penultimate day of the KAL and I’d like to recommend to you two cute, ‘dipping into and out of’ books. When you are feeling in need of some coziness they are a good reference point.
Wildlife loves leaf litter. As a gardener I like it too. It enriches the soil and gives me mulch. I gather the leaves and pile them at the back of my border. Then I wait and wonder who might enjoy them. That’s a tale for another day. For today let’s concentrate on the rich earth…
Hygge is a way of life in harmony with nature. We should rejoice in the beauty of nature. Look up from the ground to the sky. Be closer to nature. Slow life’s pace and admire what’s around; the clouds, a sunrise, a sunset, a rainbow.
There are still plenty of places available for the workshops taking place in 2014. Find out more about what you can make for yourself or as a gift for a loved one, or just brush up on your sewing skills.
That’s certainly true of me when I’m busy hand making things. I find it equally lovely to sit all cosy with the fire on, listening to the sound of the rain on the windows, or outside in the fresh air with the sun shining. What sunny days we’ve had this summer and autumn too, although…