Spring cometh

“We may see on a spring day in one place more beauty in a wood than in any garden”

William Robinson

The Garden Beautiful 1907

Welcome snow!

A mild spring day; following the pheasant into the wood and stumbled upon a perfect clump of Snowdrops. Yellow archangel spilling down the hill beside the chattering burn, fattening buds on bush and tree… Could this be – Spring?

William Robinson encouraged the “wild gardening” movement in the late nineteenth and twentieth century around the time that the Art and Craft movement became popular. Rebelling against the Victorian garden style, he advocated the use of perennials, climbers, shrubs and ground cover. Way to go Mr Robinson!

Whatever your gardening style – enjoy the first signs of Spring (or autumn).