Spring sent a love letter to the world, this Easter, to oh so gently sooth our Corona Virus days, with the certainty in the cycle of life in the countryside and garden
Springs love letter of new life
The fresh new growth that has burst from every dormant stem, the twinkling vibrant colours, the faintly heard cheap of tiny baby birds, has been a perfect gift– a whispered sweet nothing carried on a tide of rebirth.
From the new blossom in our little orchard, to the green shoots in the countryside – nature has sent her love letter to the world.
So let me guide you around our garden this month, from the shimmering shadows of the courtyard garden to the vibrant pots of colour
Join me this month at Ednovean Farm in the lost spring we couldn’t share with you this year.
Spring colours with bling to spare
This year the Tulips have been a small triumph for me, as a “non flowery planter” as the bright flowers have appeared.
To tell you the truth I often forget what I’ve put where, which has led to some “interesting” colour combinations around the garden. It has been dubbed the Corvid-19 palette because I think we all need a bit of bling at the moment to cheer us up.
Rabbit proof pots
To outwit our resident rabbit population our tulips are set in big terracotta pots, safely above the height of inquisitive noses! Each part on the garden has been punctuated with a bright offering, to offset the gently undulating beds of palms and shrubs and form a sort of multi-coloured ramble.
We are temporarily closed of course
This will be the first Easter that Charles and I will spend alone, since our marriage twenty nine years ago. It will feel strange not to share our home and garden this year.
Sadly I also suspect the garden opening, we were so looking forward to, will not be able to take place now. But I’ve left the entry on the Garden page just for now as I know that charities are struggling.
Still I’ve busily scattered wild flower seeds in the grass border, and slid summer bulbs into the earth of the sundial garden. For a little bit of extra summer interest – just in case.
Planting the potager
Apparently my Easter present was a ton bag of top soil to shovel into a barrow and deliver to Charles for his new raised beds. (Charles’s new knee is settling down well at the moment so fingers crossed!) Alas a one ton bag only did one an a half beds, so I estimate I have to move two more tons. Happily for my back, the suppliers are closed until Tuesday!
A very Happy Easter to you!!
Happy Easter and stay safe #seeyousoon