I cannot pretend – today has been rubbish! I am telling you this because I do not want you think that everything in the Greenoff garden is rosy. I started the day really grumpy and things did not improve. Bill and I live together in frankly what is a lovely, funny, sexy and special marriage but there are some days when I could strangle him. You will understand of course, that he is the only person in lockdown, the only one whose holidays, football, cricket, classical concerts, wine tastings and supper parties have been cancelled. So, you can imagine he is feeling very badly done too.
We had words, none of which I can print, and I went up in into the garden to see if there anything there that would make me smile. I walked the garden and as I did, my mood improved and before I knew it, I was smiling. My snowdrops were flowering, there was the first signs of the allium poking through the soil. And my new hellebores were simply a joy.
I decided to spend the rest of the day designing new things for us, so he got sausage and chips for tea and I did not waste time cooking up something special.