One thing that makes gardening so rewarding is that there is always a hint of what will come next as the seasons change although the certainty in terms of timing has gone as a result of climate change.
The promise of spring is so good for the spirit and it is already evident in my garden although it is only June. One thing I always look forward to is the explosion of colour when the wattle outside my bedroom window blooms and its blooms are already plumping up.
A friend gave me a card recently from an original painting by Georgina Richmond because it reminded her of a conversation we had about the pleasure I get from being cocooned by wattle. It’s lovely isn’t it?
The daffodils have not only pushed through but the first ones are almost in flower and the hyacinths in pots are well on the way to flowering.
This is the first time I have grown them in pots as I decided I wanted them inside when they flower so that I can thoroughly enjoy the perfume.
Whilst I love the spring, I don’t want it to displace the winter as there is a lot to be said for a period of quiet reflection and taking stock before the rush of energy that the warmer weather brings.