“and now, at last,
Might you have thought that winter’s woe was past;
So fair the sky was, and so soft the air.”
We don’t have masses of snowdrops yet but each year, slowly, slowly, they are increasing. I always think this is one of the greatest gifts and lessons in gardening, is that all good things take time and there are simple pleasure to be had even when they are not obvious to the eye, particularly in winter when it could seem gloomy.
Here is a short list of of winter joys and simple pleasures I have found this week.
The scent of camellias
Joyful anticipation of my seeds arriving and the anxious wait to see what will come up as I’m a impatient seed grower, more of a strewer than a seedling flats and tamping down and all that palava. But! this year I am reformed and have prepared lots of little trays so I hope for much success this year.