The crazy beautiful, warm weather this month has put me into a slower mode……taking time to enjoy each moment and relish what I have…..and then the little naughty angel on my shoulder tells me off for being a slacker……well, enough of that I say…..life is for enjoying and doing a good enough job….
My Pelargoniums (Geraniums) have been over-wintered at home and now is the time for me to take some cuttings to increase my stock for the garden this summer. The sun is still shining here so I make the most of it by getting on with some little odd jobs and catching up with garden friends.
A few more thoughts about seed saving after the chat about my spoiled beans in the last video…..then another lovely, quiet session in the garden doing some more pruning and appreciating the first of the flowers.
I’m still making the most of the good weather by getting on with odd jobs around the garden including making my bean trenches. I also have a bit of a chat about a problem I encounter from time to time with my saved bean seed.
The sunshine and warmth continue. During a beautifully quiet morning I tend to my broad beans and prune my rose ‘tree’. Slow gardening, quiet chat and soaking up the moment is the order of the day.
On a gloriously warm and sunny morning I make time to tend the herb garden. The warmth makes me daydream about summer…..and other herbs I may find to plant in my little patch. It really is a delicious feeling to be enveloped by warmth and brightness in the garden again…
After more than a week of rain it feels good to get back out into the garden……..and it feels really good to see the first signs of new life and feel the sun on my cheeks. I finally mulch the garlic and give it a top dressing of fertilizer.
Hurrah! Finally the time has come to sow the first few seeds and it makes me ridiculously happy. Today it’s peppers and celeriac.
In this first of a new series of videos that I plan to make I bring you along with me during a day in the centre of London. I visit the area called St James’s, have a look at some palaces and other local buildings and then take the ‘tube’ to the other side of town to visit one of my favourite bookshops.
A few more easy swaps to incorporate into daily life to help reduce waste and our consumption of single use plastic. This time I’m in the study at my desk.