January Gardening

 

Happy New Gardening Year! Whilst it may be too cold in January to do much gardening, there is still plenty of planning to do. Whilst planning your garden, take time to consider the most important product used when gardening – Compost. Many people are understandably confused when faced with the sheer amount of choice of composts available, and the biggest debate of all is whether to use Peat or Peat-Free compost. Nothing divides gardeners like peat.

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What Does The Doctor Think This Month-January 2015 SOME ASYLUM HAS LOST A COCKEREL

You may recall mention in last month’s article of a marauding cockerel, noisy as you like, which appears to have adopted our garden and most of the neighbouring part of the village as his territory. During the Summer, he started crowing at dawn; as dawn gradually moved from 4am to 6.30am, life became easier for us as we are normally awake well before then. However, about three weeks ago, something reset his internal clock, someone lent him a microphone, an amplifier and a set of speakers which he set up outside our bedroom window, which is always open at night. Now, regularly at 4am, he kicks off with a one minute fusillade, crowing once every seven seconds at full volume and then disappears for an hour or two. We jump out of our skin and Management goes back to sleep. Unfortunately, my relationship with sleep is quite fragile and I am wide awake, with “brain spin”. All the things I have to do crowd into my mind and, after half an hour, I have to get up and get on with it all. Result: I get quite tired!

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