I’ve missed most of this autumn, one way or the other.
This week, the UK is enjoying a mini heatwave. The sudden high temperatures and humidity are a little challenging to work and sleep in, but mostly welcome after the drab and cool start to our summer so far.
Spring brings increased vigour and determination, as winter’s sleepy plans are discarded, refined or set in motion.
Spring is in full throttle, and I’m enjoying our under-storey planting.
March is a month of changes.
The garden is certainly taking something of a backseat this year… but there have been some changes.
The August Bank Holiday weekend gave us two days of good gardening weather, before a damp windswept Monday that drove us back indoors.
A glorious run of sunny days stretched across the weekend, bringing us two unprecedented back-to-back days of spring sunshine at leisure.
Last Sunday, a blaze of sunshine lured me – and my furry helpers – into the garden from breakfast until dusk.
When my Mum and I headed cross-country for a couple of days recently, our main focus was an evening at Sissinghurst with Sarah Raven; a birthday gift shared.