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Garden Notes on April Fool's Day 2020

The garden is slowly waking up after many months of cold winds, rain and drear.  It is, in these days of isolation and having to stay at home, a joy.  When the sun shines, it is the place to be.  Just sitting, accompanied by Ted who loves to lounge on the garden bench in the sun, looking around at an ever-unfolding scene.  Pestilence or no pestilence, plants just follow their star and I am enjoying their journey.

My winter pots are still looking good.
Aldi's blue anemones, planted the year before last, are going from strength to strength.  It would be hard to beat their simple loveliness. These are my beehives in waiting.  Hopefully I will get some bees in early summer.  In the meantime, we have honeybee visitors, with pollen sacs stuffed full of goodness!

Daily exercise

There is conflicting information about what is and what isn't permissible when it comes to taking our daily exercise.  I refer to walking from our home or walking locally.  If I walk from our home I spend much of the time stepping to one side, with the dogs, to give a good 2 metre plus bit of air space between me and whoever is passing by.  I can do this countless times during a walk because there are so many more people out there, walking, OR I can get in the car, drive a couple of miles, still be local, and walk in glorious isolation around one of my favourite fields.  I never break rules, except the speed limit occasionally, but my argument on this occasion is that as I come in to the high risk category in respect of the pestilence, I am going to be very much less at risk walking around a field where there isn't another soul to be seen, than I am walking from home.  I rest my case.

So, on my first walk at large I had 8 deer and 8 brown hares for company.  Just my kind of wa…