The first day of March and what a wonderful day it has been. Wall to wall sunshine! Crocus flowers have opened and the Snowdrops are looking glorious in the sunshine, other bulbous plants showing signs of life are the daffodils and tulips! Buds are starting to form well on trees and shrubs with the promise of colourful blossoms to brighten our days!
My favourite poem reminds me of sunnier, warmer and colourful days ahead in my garden.
Once You've Loved A Garden
Once you've loved a garden-it's hard to let it go.Once you've planted trees and flowers and shrubs and watched them grow-they send down roots into the heart becoming part of you-stealing through your mind when there are other things to do. And if through changes, failing health or disability-you have to give it up it clings around your memory-though you cast it from your thoughts, in dreams you'll see once more-the roses at the window and the daphne by the door-imagining you catch the scent of thyme and mignonette. Once you've loved a garden you can never quite forget.