Willie’s View: Lockdown In The Garden

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Willie’s View continues to concentrate on those places he can reach on his daily lockdown exercise . . .

Well, here we are still in lockdown and, call me a pessimist, but I wouldn’t be surprised if we were here for a long time come.

Anyway, what with the piano, painting, bike, garden and, of course, writing for the “Friend”, I’ve never wearied for something to do.

Indeed, I hardly had the television on for the whole of April. I’m certainly going to miss the bowling this year, though!

After such a wet March, the warmer spring weather has fairly brought colour back to the garden.

It’s back to the weekly grass-cutting routine, too, I suppose. Let’s hope the rhododendrons and azaleas that are bursting into flower don’t catch a late frost.

Here in Kinross-shire we can be caught out by frost even up to June.

Will all this extra time to spend in the garden, if I say so myself, it’s never looked tidier.

And, typical, of course, this year no-one else will be able to see it!

Usually, squeezing the gardening in between everything else can be a bit of a struggle, but I must admit that this year, being pretty much confined to barracks, the garden has proved a great retreat.

It’s true enough what they say: “One is nearer God’s heart in a garden than anywhere else on earth.”



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Willie Shand