Slow allotment gardening in the life of a busy family
Sunday, 4 January 2009
Happy New Year
Outside it's grey and wet - a change from the sparkling hoar frost we enjoyed up North over Christmas and New Year (and which I'll be showing over at Occasional Scotland in the next while) - so my New Year wishes come with the cheerfulness of one of my Christmas cacti. This plant is one of several descendants of 'Great Aunt Betty', a plant given to us on our wedding by the eponymous aunt. Twenty-four years later, cuttings from the original plant are now flowering. I love love LOVE Christmas cacti. They lift my heart in the gloomy days of January.