Unravel and Bloom ~ Early Spring in the Garden


Over the last few weeks I’ve been glued to the news as the Covid-19 pandemic unfolded and changed our lives beyond recognition. While we’ve been following guidance to stay at home, I’ve been grateful for our little garden, which gives us an escape whenever we start to feel a bit claustrophobic in our house.

Although our lives have been interrupted, nature and spring have carried on oblivious to the pandemic. We have a long winter here in Scotland, and I always appreciate the earliest flowers in the garden reminding us that spring and change are on the way. There were a scattering of delicate Snowdrops in January, quickly followed by the glamourous Iris Reticulata ‘Pauline’. The Tete-A-Tete Daffodils started flowering at the start of this month, and now at the end the Narcissus Apotheosis are just about to unravel and bloom.


Regardless of what’s going on in our lives or the rest of the world, the birds in our garden need to be fed, the grass cut, weeds pulled and seeds sown – and these simple activities help to provide a little bit of distraction, purpose and normality in these strange and scary times. Hoping everyone reading is safe and well. X

13 thoughts on “Unravel and Bloom ~ Early Spring in the Garden

  1. I bought several packs of seeds whilst out shopping yesterday. I don’t often grow from seed and prefer plugs and larger plants, but garden centres may not be an option for some time. Still, it’s an opportunity to try new things and take pleasure in any success that comes my way, as well as appreciating the lovely plants and shrubs that are already in the garden. I agree that daffodils are so very cheerful.

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    1. Growing from seed can be a bit hit or miss as they don’t always germinate and some seedlings can be too weak to succeed but it’s so rewarding when they do grow into healthy plants. Tough times for garden centres and plant nurseries, such a shame that all those plants will be wasted. Hope you’re safe and well. X


    1. I feel very lucky to have a garden, think it must be very difficult for people who live in flats or built-up areas at the moment. We’re missing our family and friends but otherwise fine. Hope you’re safe and well. X

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