So, I have been considering whether it is appropriate to continue with our Blog 'in the usual way', concerned that it would come across as too 'lightweight' and 'uncaring' of current circumstances. But on reflection, we wish to communicate that life and nature in the country carries on - and, in doing so, is a source of peace and strength.
And because we currently, and very sadly, have no access to the plant nurseries, we have been trying to revive some stock that is a bit the worse fore wear, and have been splitting and re-planting various perennial plants - like the hellebores and hostas:
The big job for April will be to prepare the vegetable beds and to get a range of vegetable seeds in pots, ready to plant out over late April and early May - depending on the weather of course.
Some of the garden projects we had planned are on hold, as we cannot get the materials we need at the moment. But we have set up the 'prototype' for our fountain in the big pond and it is working well, and will look and sound nice and will aerate the water for the fish and water life - we now just need to get some large bamboo through which to run the water spout out into the lake …. anyway, here is a view of the 'prototype'!:
In the next week or so I will be posting on this Blog a request for people to take part in a small 'experiment'. It is connected with exploring people's ideas and feelings about the future. I would be most grateful and interested if established readers of the Blog could take a little time to participate and, if they could, show it to family and friends so that they too could participate. Thank you in advance.