I can hear my garden talking to me.
Hi, it says. We see you. Looking out the window.
You OK? You’re wondering if we’re OK aren’t you?
What do you think everyone? Yup. Everyone’s just fine. Thanks for asking.
It’s only February you know. It’s not Spring yet. Not really winter either. Just a waiting around kind of time.
Snow didn’t bother us. We’re hardy. Literally.
Some of us are up of course. Snowdrops popping up here and there. Never sure if or where they’ll appear but every year they turn up.
Those special hellebores you planted last year are looking fabulous. We see you’ve put a few more in this week. They love it here. Your soil is perfect for them.
All the bulbs are thinking about it. Daffodils waking up but tulips still resting.
This is to come
But right now it’s only February! Give us a chance. We’re working hard underground just waiting for the right time.
Thing is, we’ve got everything we need here. We’re sitting in lovely brown crumbly soil teeming with bugs, moisture and food. We’ve got a bit of sun, some rain now and then, shelter, birds hopping about and coming to the feeders, foxes to visit us at night, cats running around.
It’s all go. And thanks for the blanket of compost when it was cold. We might look dull but there’s so much life going on underground. Forget-me-nots are coming through in the cracks in the paving. In May there’ll be a sea of blue flowers all over the garden.
So don’t be impatient for Spring. We’ll do our stuff when we’re ready. Just come out here and have a sit down.
Read your lovely book. It has so much to tell us about how to be in our garden.
Have your coffee.
We’re fine. Really.