In the back garden I have been planting winter vegetables under the watchful eye of a wattlebird who sits close by.
However, it is while working in the front garden that we appreciate the community in which we live. The friendly hellos from people walking past, the conversations over the front fence enquiring how we are, questions about a plant in our garden that is unknown or that reminds the person of their childhood , such as the early gentian.
As I plant the tulips, I can’t help but wonder what the situation will be in Spring when the bulbs are in flower and the broad beans are ready to pick. We all look forward to less restrictions to our daily life, but I am enjoying the absence of cars and having time to stop and share experiences over the garden fence. How lucky we are to live in this Community.