Waking up early on this New Year's Day I decided to spend the day spreading compost.
All the weeds and spent plants and clippings and prunings that had accumulated in The Old Cottage Garden over the last year, have by now transformed into dark, sticky, moist compost, warm and sweet.
Returning this to the soil, bringing new life to our garden beds, seemed to capture the spirit of the day very nicely and a perfect way to start the new year. The cycle starts afresh, the future of our garden built upon the past. Happy New Year.