A new year is highly symbolic, isn't it, and yet it's so arbitrary. The cycle of the year turns on the winter solstice, and up until 1751, the legal year in England began on March 25th, which can confuse us when deciding when things happened in the past.
If the New Year Fairy granted you one wish for 2012 — for yourself so be selfish — what would it be?
I think I'd wish that I'll come to grips with my garden this year. I only had half a year with it in 2011 and it presented some challenges. The picture is of it round about this time last year. It's terraced, because the house and lot is on a hill side, and the soil is quite acid. No wonder the previous owner grew lots of heather!
Click on the picture if you want to see it full size.
So now, your selfish wish for 2012?
May it come true!