Gardeners love to share, simple fact! There exists a universal love of flowers and gardens, and as a direct result I have noticed that gardeners are people who always love to share and learn from each other.
My own garden here is something that I enjoy everyday. I walk around the garden early in the morning, and last thing at night, and of course I’m often found pulling weeds or planting. But my enjoyment is greater when it is shared. This can be to the big wide world of instagram, or in the very intimate setting of coffee with a girlfriend, the pleasure is the same.
Up to the end of her life, the thing that my mother and I share the most was our love of gardens. Come rain or shine we could drive for miles to visit a garden known for its tulips, or roses or dahlias. More likely than not we’d come away with a few plants bought for ourselves, and whole lot of dreams and inspiration. I miss those moments with her so much.
So here today, for your weekend, is a bouquet from my garden. Picked before the arrival of a long promised storm, and put together on a table outside, then brought indoors. They will only last a few days, but that’s fine. The pleasure is in the growing, and then putting the bouquet together. 10 minutes of creativity that do a whole lot of good.
Today I am chatting with the amazing gardener Claus Dalby from Denmark. I’m honoured to join him and I have a long list of questions for him about his planting and maintenance , and I look forward to sharing our favourite tips and plants – because we are both gardeners, and that is what we do!
Wishing you a lovely weekend!