One of the silver linings of this awful pandemic has been that more people have realised how much pleasure can be gained from simply being in a garden! Every day I hear stories about why having a connection with the natural world has made a positive difference.
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The coronavirus doesn’t mean your garden has to suffer. We’re now selling and delivering compost, growbags, beautiful bedding plants and colourful shrubs – for a price list just email email@example.com Delivery is free in Cranleigh and surrounding villages and we’d be pleased to help!
Now that the weather is warmer, stay out in your garden longer. Charge up some solar lights during the day and enjoy their welcome glow when dusk falls. Here’s a round-up of solar lighting from House & Garden.
Have you noticed the birdsong and nesting activity while there is less general ‘noise’ around? If you fancy getting some photographs, BBC cameraman Shaun Whitmore explains how you can take fabulous wildlife shots without leaving your garden.
It’s heartening to see how organisations like the Wildlife Trusts have come up with fantastic ideas on staying active during the coronavirus outbreak. You can read them here – from enjoying outdoor yoga to learning how to identify bees. Take a look at their great visuals.
To commemorate the 75th anniversary of VE Day, ‘The Nation’s Toast’ was intended to be held at pubs and parties nationwide on 8 May – now the organisers hope that we will all raise a glass at 3pm at home. The toast will be: “To those who gave so much, we thank you.” Details here. What about a traditional British Pimm’s and lemonade? Cheers!
Also, why not download the VE day ‘party at home’ pack from English Heritage and enjoy a 1940s sing-along and dancing, with recipes like carrot scones? Perhaps turn it into a garden picnic.
Head of Beautiful Gardens