So far, so good!

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It is now just over three weeks since I started this blog, and so far it’s been a great experience. I hoped it might encourage me to share my love of plants, gardens and gardening. That has certainly happened, and I am so grateful to those who have already started to follow my amateurish musings. Please bear with me as I find my feet.

I’m relieved to find that I have no shortage of things to post up. In fact, writing this blog has given me new motivation to get out and visit wonderful gardens so that I can share them here. On Saturday I am planning to visit that great mecca for garden lovers – Sissinghurst Castle in Kent and next week I’m off to Hampton Court Flower show. I doubt I’d have found the time to do either a month ago and I’m enjoying the sense of balance this brings between work and leisure time. The former so often smothers the latter, like a rampant Russian vine. I am also turning once again to those reference books which so often languish on the shelves, to ensure I get my plant names right. Perversely it’s the common names I always forget and the latin names which seem to come naturally. But I am also learning again, which is so refreshing. So thank you to my first followers. I hope there will be many more one day, but for now I am a very happy and slightly less frustrated gardener!