At last! It’s here! The shortest day of the year!
Those who read my earlier post whining about the days closing in will know that I’m not so excited because today is such a short day, but because tomorrow will be longer. It may be imperceptible, but I will know it is true in my heart of hearts!
So, here in the Gippy Garden I am celebrating my own little Winter Solstice Festival.
As the sun reaches its ‘lowest high point’ for the year today I thought it might be a good chance to see what manages to get a little sun on its face, to help me judge planting positions better for the coming year. I’ll have to try to remember to do the same at the summer solstice for comparison’s sake.
What is thriving in your garden at the solstice, be it summer or winter?
Apart from looking at what is – and what isn’t – getting a little sun, let’s have a look at a few things that are doing well at this time of year. While lots of things slow down and have a bit of a sleep, there is never a time when everything stops and you can’t find something growing around here.