We are well into Spring now and heading fast towards summer, this is what I call the optimistic season. The time of year I love because it is the season of promise and hope.
It is the time of year in the garden when green has exploded and the leaves are bright and new. The time when the winter earth is fast disappearing beneath new foliage, when buds are appearing every day and each plant in the garden appears to be doing its utmost to please.
It is the time when we are keen to see how new plants behave; how new designs work out; whether those bulbs come true to colour and whether we got the proportions right in a new combination of plants.
We haven’t yet had time to be disappointed by a timid bloom, or an aphid attack on the roses.
We are not affected by too much or too little rain, it is simply the season to enjoy.
I hope that like me you’ll be getting outside this weekend, and dreaming of a balmy season to come.