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What’s good about winter?

Robin Tomatito26-Dreamstime.com

So what’s good about winter? Thankfully the answer is that there’s simply loads of things that are good about winter, especially for gardeners. Here’s just a few:

– Parsnips taste so much sweeter once they’ve been frosted
– Sloe gin and sherry on a cold evening – but not in the same glass!
– A chance to plan the garden and list what changes you want to make when spring arrives
– Christmas – don’t gardeners always welcome thick warm socks?
– Log fires, closed curtains and a warm cosy house
– Cold weather killing off nasty garden pests and bugs
– Scented candles – especially good if the dog is a bit smellySuttons 2015 Catlaogue
– An afternoon spent browsing the Suttons seed catalogue or website selecting what you want to grow next year
– From the warmth of the house watching birds refuelling on the feeders and bird table – remember they also need fresh water
– Having an excuse not to garden – best to keep off the wet soil and frosted grass
– Long hot baths
– Chance to tidy the shed and clean the tools
– Making and probably breaking a New Year’s resolution
– Not having to mow the lawn
– Lovely houseplants to enjoy such as cyclamen, amaryllis, poinsettia, Christmas cactus and indoor bulbs
– Stews and casseroles using home-grown veg
– Kale in February
– Snow and building a snowman with the children
– Long walks with the dog – remember to light that scented candle when you get home
– Scarves, gloves and hand warmers
– Baggy jumpers to hide the Christmas over indulgence

What have I missed? Post a comment with what you love about winter and help us to keep the winter blues away.

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About Lis

Our Suttons Blog comes from Lis Wallace, Head of Customer Service here at Suttons since 2002. Living on the edge of Dartmoor Lis has a large and “somewhat tricky” garden split across several levels but with the bonus of a stream tumbling through and a large, fertile veg patch. Across the blog Lis will share some of the knowledge she has gained over the years from her father, from working at Suttons and also from her own trial and error. Storm the Jack Russell is bound to chip in now and then. That’s what terriers do!

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