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you start on January One to write the things that you have done;But, as the ice is rather thick, and as the ground is like a brick—You start on January Two to write the things you mean to do;But, as the snow has just begun,you wait till January Three to really start your diary;But, as you seem to have a chill, and you are feeling rather ill, and diaries are just a bore—you wait till January Four;When as there’s nothing you can say, you throw the beastly book away. R Arkell.
I don’t have a diary but still like to make notes re when things start to bloom. It’s surprising how it varies from year to year. Also a good idea to note dates of any sowings or plantings.Not much to write in January tho’.Just wet,wet.Are my daffs supposed to be poking up &showing their buds? I did plant some early vars. Some dry, frosty , sunny weather might hold them back a bit.Happy Gardening year to all GOY members.

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thats a brill note on diary keeping :o)

I find a photo record is invaluable thats why I love GOY so much.

3 Jan, 2013


I keep what I call my garden diary, each notable event, like planting, picking, new plants with prices, weather, just any happening, I keep it on my laptop and print it out each year, not sure 2012 is worth the paper really.

3 Jan, 2013


Hi Feverfew. You might enjoy 'In tune with the Moon' its very good. Contact 'Moonglow'. There is a diary in it.
I am working to the phases of the Moon this year and recording what I do and what the results are.

4 Jan, 2013


With the many years I have kept a diary, I find things worked are repeated within a month's timescale, 2 weeks earlier or 2 weeks later.
I have just put away the diary for 2011 with the others dating back to 1988. For immediate reference I keep the previous year out. With a heavy workload in those days weekly reference was a must.

22 Jan, 2013


Interesting comment Doctorbob1. I send records to The Woodland Trust of native species & when they flower & bird arrivals & departures etc. Most variations are within a month's timescale also, tho' Bluebells might be an exception. Have you noticed that in the past they featured in calendars for May, but now they're in April.Global warming they say.

24 Jan, 2013

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