How is your own journal looking?
When the Gardener’s Journal first started, the suggestion was to use it as a handy reference to building a journal of your own garden. Keeping a planner and reference book on the way the garden has developed will help you progress your individual design and planting.
Equally, if you’re starting afresh, perhaps with a recent move to a new house and you simply haven’t had time with all that DIY or self building you have been doing, December offers a moment to contemplate and start jotting down ideas. Which plants where? Which way does the garden face? Where are the hot spots and the shady corners?