January is the perfect planning time for the gardener. You can lie back in a hammock and start imagining all the ways to improve your place, start doodling and drawing, sketching some brilliant additions like a pond in a pot, an outdoor eating area, vegie pod or worm farm. If you’re not yet in your hammock, maybe it’s hanging one of those! If you need some advice, book into one of our consultations at Eden and we can point you in the right direction. And if you’ve run out of space, think laterally, and check out our vertical garden solutions.
It’s also a good time get stuck into some garden projects with the kids. These can be fun and quirky, like planting up your gum boots or old work shoes, making an outdoor mobile out of sticks, stones, shells and seed pod, or perhaps painting some terracotta pots in colours to match a children’s room. Get them out in the garden with some games like quoits, backyard cricket and kite flying. And rediscover insect hunting and bird watching – both of which can be really fun if you down load citizen science apps to help you identify them before shooting them – with your camera.
By: Meredith Kirton