Week 7: Andover Garden Watch 2020 – a very special spring

This seventh week is the mid point of this surreal spring season in which we watch colour and beauty emerge on each and every day. Halfway to mid-summer’s day, the advance guard subsides, and new joys await.... Sunday 3 May  The fences here have all been put to work - supporting the trained mulberry and … Continue reading Week 7: Andover Garden Watch 2020 – a very special spring

Week 6: Andover Garden Watch 2020 – a very special spring

2020 - the sixth week watching colour and beauty emerge on each and every day of this year’s surreal spring Sunday 26 April  The perennial and annual flowers are not far behind the bulbs and the blossom in this warm spring The water irises emerge (despite the ravages of Ratty the water-vole) Here’s the first … Continue reading Week 6: Andover Garden Watch 2020 – a very special spring

Week 5: Andover Garden Watch 2020 – a very special spring

2020 - the fifth week watching colour and beauty emerge on each and every day of this year’s surreal spring Sunday 19 April - and another hot and sunny week The dramatic first flush of spring flowers with their intense colours makes way for abundance of leaf green. The river bank and its willows, alders, … Continue reading Week 5: Andover Garden Watch 2020 – a very special spring

Week 4: Andover Garden Watch 2020 – a very special spring

2020 - the fourth week watching colour and beauty emerge on each and every day of this year’s surreal spring Easter Sunday  2020 The three very little people (threes and under) each received one of these (courtesy of the postman rather than the Easter bunny, or Peter Rabbit). And so did David !   The three … Continue reading Week 4: Andover Garden Watch 2020 – a very special spring

Week 3: Andover Garden Watch 2020 – a very special spring

2020: the third week watching colour and beauty emerge on each and every day of this year’s surreal spring Sunday 5 April - Palm Sunday  The Euphorbia mellifera begins to flower; the foxgloves are picking up, tucked in behind the Pittosporum ‘Tom Thumb’ (not ‘Red Dwarf’ but perhaps it should have been!)  were grown from … Continue reading Week 3: Andover Garden Watch 2020 – a very special spring