2020 certainly went out with a bang. For me anyway. On Tuesday I was walking on our prom when I slipped on ice and broke my shoulder – the top of the humerus bone to be precise.
And so, 2021 opens with the prospect of no gardening and no photographs for a while. But it is not all doom and gloom as flower and seed catalogues are starting to drop through the letterbox and I’m sure I can pass some hours daydreaming of the spring and summer garden.
Under the soil, bulbs should be starting to push upwards, ready to breathe in our fresh sea air. From the window, I’m looking at the beauty of the first heavy frosts of our year, and my hellebores are stretching out and opening their buds.
Best wishes to you all, take care (especially on slippy surfaces!) wear your masks and get yourselves vaccinated as soon as it’s available to you – and enjoy your gardens in 2021!