Saturday, 30 April 2011

Magical Gardens

I have been working in my small garden, planting and laying down the compost we have made and the sense of peace that I felt  while  doing this was amazing. Every worry floated  away until I  was only aware of birdsong,the slight breeze and the warmth of the spring sunshine.
Later we went for a walk in the woods nearby and the scent of wild bluebells was intoxicating.
Spring is like a  good Champagne!
I have been watching Monty Don's inspirational T.V series on Italian Gardens with much pleasure, what a gift he has  being able to convey his own  enthusiasm for all the different styles and his love for the wonder of plants to us.
It amazes me that every spring seems to get more beautiful and meaningful with the passing years. Regeneration,a miracle of hope, it was Shelley who said " if winter comes can spring be far behind?"

The daffodils are over but every morning a walk around the garden reveals  the promise of more and more growing things.Early butterflys and bumble bees are visiting the garden while the blackbird is singing to his mate, such a small piece of heaven!


  1. Isn't Monty Don's series marvellous? I am now plotting and scheming how to get myself to the Amalfi coast for a few days with my paintbox. Hmmm.

  2. Sounds quite idyllic xx

  3. I'm lost in admiration of all the beautiful pictures on this blog - stopping by here is like taking a little holiday!

  4. How lovely! I'm looking forward to getting out in my yard this month and puttering around in the soil!

  5. Thanks for the comments girls!
    Deborah I have read and really enjoyed your book that was based on Durrell.Look forward to the next book!

  6. What lovely flowers! Being out in the spring air does bring such a feeling of peace and joy : )

  7. Beautiful words and image - I can so relate to these sentiments. There is nothing more soothing than gardening and the proximity of nature.;))
    I am back from my break hope all is well with you.;))