A garden appreciation post: 🌱When the world wearies and society fails to satisfy, there is always the garden. – Minnie Aumonier🌱 This quote sums up how I have felt about our garden during lockdown. It's far from perfect, very homey and rustic and rough around the edges. It's also part of our rented home so nothing in it is a permanent fixture (don't get me started on the things I hate about renting). But it definitely has its charm. It has meant we can escape, hideaway and change the scenery, it has meant we can play. It has meant we can be outside but safe from others. It provides us with some (teeny tiny portions of) fruit and veg and it helps the children learn about snails and spiders and growth. And mostly it brings me these little pockets of joy. I am aware of how lucky we are to have this space, which makes me even more grateful. The honeysuckle is blooming to welcome the bees, this purple trailing plant (no clue what it is called) is gorgeous and does not care where it goes. The sunflower is getting there slowly, and the sweet peas are shooting up. I'm also delighted that the strawberries, planted in a pair of Ellie's old welly boots, look as if they will give us some fruit this year...well if the birds don't get to them first 🤷♀️🍓🐦 Still coming along are some carrots and peas. We grew tomatoes, lettuce and potatoes with loads of success last year but we wanted to try something new for this season and space only allows a few projects. No tomatoes for us because my mum usually gives us the seedlings and this year we haven't seen her since February. But we're looking forward to the chutney I'm sure she will make from all the tomatoes she's ended up with!!