Entering the walled garden we wandered into a sea of greens, green of every shade, jewelled with almost every other colour, texture, shape and size.
There were grasses. alliums, poppies, sweet Williams, there were “weeds” grown to benefit and feed the soil, there were mounds of unknown plants with unusual shapes, the air hung with the scent of herbs, and we wandered entranced. It was a display of designed neglect, of carefully selected random planting, decorative, medicinal, palliative, ready for the table.
We sauntered the paths, pointing out what caught our eye, pondering on some, recognising others, marvelling and admiring.
April 30th 2021 would’ve been Captain Tom Moore’s 101st birthday; in recognition and in remembrance of his achievement, a new challenge was announced by his family. They challenged ordinary folk to complete a hundred somethings to raise more funds for The Captain Tom Foundation – ‘whether you bake 100 cupcakes or walk 100 laps – help celebrate Captain Tom’s achievements.’ The official ‘Captain Tom 100’ has now finished, but I’ve challenged myself to write a 100 word blog each day for 100 days. I started on May 1st and when I complete my task, I’ll donate £100 to his Foundation.