This is probably not the only British gardening blog out there, but it’s one of the few that has a link to my blog, enabling me to find it by looking at my stats. Jane Perrone, a writer for the Guardian, has recently started a blog called Horticultural. C’mon, Jane, as a writer you surely can come up with something a bit more inspiring than that for the name of your blog. Jane is looking for recommendations for a digital camera, so stop by and let her know of any good ones. She’s got a pretty good quote at the top of her blog, too, though in Opera I couldn’t see all of it. I’m looking forward to good reading from this blog. Anyone who was nicknamed “Botany” in school has got to have a few horticultural tricks up her sleeve. Hey–that could be the name of her blog: “My Name is Botany” Yes? No?
Now, the digging and dividing of perennials, the general autumn cleanup and the planting of spring bulbs are all an act of faith. One carries on before the altar of delayed gratification, until the ground freezes and you can’t do any more other than refill the bird feeder and gaze through the window, waiting for the snow. . . . Meanwhile, it helps to think of yourself as a pear tree or a tulip. You will blossom spectacularly in the spring, but only after the required period of chilling.
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