Landgarten von Jutta und Michael Bongers am Niederrhein

Garden column: Rainfall in January

This is the third year in a row with high rainfall in January. In view of the far too dry summers in recent years, this is of course urgently needed for the soil and the groundwater level. Our garden sometimes looks more like a lake district in January.

Therefore, such a planned and targeted work in the garden is almost impossible. I sag everywhere and therefore destroy more in the borders and on the lawn than it helps.

Structural measures are also not really feasible because the subsoil is much too soft.

We may need to rethink our planning for gardening from November to March. We enjoy our autumn garden until the end of October and even after that, many things are still too beautiful to clear away. The following wet winter months make the preparatory work for the spring difficult to have all the beds ready again by April at the latest.

Today the rain has turned into snow and we actually have a closed snow cover.

So be patient and go out for a winter walk today at noon. Hopefully pictures of the winter snow garden as well.


Enjoy the Sunday and stay healthy !