I LOVE my garden - it's not big but it's all mine!
Living in Boarding Schools for the past 7 years has allowed me to enjoy the vast grounds on offer but not a space I can call my own. We did have a roof terrace once that was accessed via the bathroom window but we were on full view of everyone and it was extremely dangerous with 2 young children. In our last school we had a corner of the playground, just big enough for a bench, a few pots and a paddling pool but every time the school bell rang we felt like exhibits in a zoo!
Then we moved to our current house, our 'own' house with our own private garden and haven't looked back.
I have the envious position of my studio being at the back of the house, looking out over the garden.
After this recent unseasonal cold spell, I've been peering out of my studio, doors firmly closed, wishing for warmer weather.
This morning the promised sunshine is shining - I've enjoyed my breakfast outside and had a wander around the garden looking at all it's promise for the month's ahead.
The clematis is beginning to flower.
The grasses are lush and green.
The prize Allium's are beginning to flower in all their glory. Must remember to keep my son and his football away until they flower fully!!
The tree is beginning to leaf but had a very heavy 'haircut' in the Autumn and I'm not holding out much hope of a lush, green canopy this year.
Enjoy your garden this weekend, where ever you are!