Back home, and a quick ramble round the garden was of course a priority after the kettle had been put on, my spiritual core instantly refreshed by the the ramble far more than the cup of tea could ever refresh my physical body. Aaaah, lovely……
What is different from when I last rambled? There has been half an inch of rain for a start, something the garden has not seen for over a month, and even before I went out of the back door I could see that leaves were rapidly abandoning the viburnum, revealing in their place many promising pink buds.
The greenhouse, home at the moment to the ripening orange and long red peppers but now no other produce, has also been nurturing the aquilegia seedlings some of which are already showing their first true leaves. The germination rate has been as good as I could have hoped for, giving them perhaps at least a month to build up their size and stature before colder weather becomes the norm. I seem to recall that Carrie Thomas at Touchwood Aquilegias where the seed has come from will sometimes prick hers out even at this tiny stage – not sure that I will!
There were several other sights to please my eyes and my heart, but I shall hold on to those for the monthly Blooms Day tomorrow.