It took a pandemic and lockdown for me to turn to gardening as a pastime, I’m not naturally green fingered my gardening skills are basic but the enjoyment and peace I get from it is priceless. I absolutely thrived during the first 6 months of lockdown, it grounded me, it gave me lots of free time, time to try new things and the weather was fabulous. It’s all low maintenance, plants in pots, hardy perennials, bog standard everything and oodles of TLC and enthusiasm. Never thought I’d get excited about a flower blooming or bulbs sprouting through the soil but nature is quite amazing. I lose track of time when I’m pottering around the garden (pottering is a new concept too) it’s definitely therapeutic and a form of meditation.