2021 – an even more surreal spring!!

January: 2021 began chaotically. Schools opened on 5 January, only to close the next day for a second, full lock-down. Changes in Christmas arrangements had left many families disconnected, and the short, dark, cold January days compounded the misery of the stressed - furloughed perhaps, or working from home, caring for children, home-schooling - and … Continue reading 2021 – an even more surreal spring!!

Week 13: Andover Garden Watch 2020 – a very special spring

The thirteenth - and last week - of watching colour and beauty emerge on each and every day of this surreal spring Sunday 14 June The river provides constant entertainment. We have watched fleets of ducklings, swans with their cygnets (which grow so quickly!) and Canada geese with goslings not to mention other, stranger river-goers … Continue reading Week 13: Andover Garden Watch 2020 – a very special spring

Week 11: Andover Garden Watch 2020 – a very special spring

The eleventh week of watching colour and beauty emerge on each and every day of this surreal spring Sunday 31 May - Whitsunday: a hot day just before some easing of lockdown  In my book, spring ends on midsummer’s day, 21 June; but almost everything in the garden is behaving as though summer has already … Continue reading Week 11: Andover Garden Watch 2020 – a very special spring

Week 10: Andover Garden Watch 2020 – a very special spring

The tenth week of watching colour and beauty emerge on each and every day of this surreal spring David spent several years in the late 90s working up his knowledge of plants and garden design in his characteristically thorough way, and creating several gardens  - for us and for friends (who moved regularly enough to … Continue reading Week 10: Andover Garden Watch 2020 – a very special spring