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.
I hope you don’t mind but I think it’s nice to include other designer’s work in these KALs. I have used this pattern before so when a few of you sent me the word ‘carrots’ I knew just where to look. Ooh and look we’re back to the rainbow on Day 1. Super colours as…
‘The proof of the Winter Wreath is in the hanging’ to put a topical twist on a very old proverb.
Time to clean the greenhouse or cold frame and get seeds planted. Aubergines, chillies and tomatoes. Beetroot, courgettes, cucumber, squash,lettuce to name but a few.
This little fella was following me round last time I was in the garden, hoping I’d made his life a bit easier and had unearthed some worms for him.
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.
Hygge is about intentional living. Those of you know me, know I like to cook and eat. This year our garden produce has enabled me to intentionally connect with it’s yield. I have been more mindful during kitchen preparation, cooking, and eating and it’s meant so much more.