I love this time of year: the sun rises early shining its light on fresh morning dew making it dance and the day seems full of endless possibilities. We have spent a great deal of time outside this week. It is so lovely to feel the sun on our faces and to breathe in all the wonderful aromas. Along with the team at Canterbury House we have made it our mission to help the decreasing bee population by providing a wonderful haven for our little friends.
We have been planting beautiful flowers with colours that light up the garden and provide plenty of pollen for our bees and butterflies. Next weekend we will be creating colourful bee baths and bee hotels, it really is wonderful to be able to do something that is so much fun whilst being so worthwhile, we feel like eco-warriors, saving the planet one bee at a time.
Pottering about in the garden brings back fond memories for me. My father was a keen gardener, and he would love to school me in the art. He would tell me the names of all the plants, I still remember many of them now. He would be so proud if he could see me today, planting seeds and looking after the environment.
Today we have been planting radishes, and we are already looking forward to when the time comes to harvest them and we can enjoy that fresh peppery taste and all of the memories it evokes. My grandmother was also a keen gardener, she grew radishes every year. She was extremely proud of them. I would always look forward to the day when they were ready to pick, and I would devour bowlfuls of them. This did not please grandmother too much, but she never complained. When our radishes are ready, we will pick and eat them and raise a glass to my grandmother. She really was a wonderful woman.