This week you are hearing from Nell.
Spring is springing!
Over the last two weeks I’ve been getting really excited about the prospect of spring. The other morning when I left the house I suddenly realised how many little birds were about; how the sudden raucous of birdsong had broken the relative silence of winter. It made me smile so much.
Snowdrops and daffodils are beginning to bloom and today I saw a Hazel tree covered in catkins. Life is starting to peak through from the cold hard ground, and after the winter we’ve had, I couldn’t be happier to be welcoming new growth!
It’s also time to start germinating some seeds indoors e.g. peas, capsicum, tomatoes. I love getting my hands dirty and working with the earth. I find it relaxing and another way to be in nature with purpose. Watching and helping things grow brings me a lot of joy.
My grandmother has the most amazing garden and as a child I loved being lost in all the flowers. So when I was lucky enough to have my own garden I wanted to jump right in and have beautiful flowers and grow my own food. Turns out gardening is a little more complicated than I thought. And although originally my interest was in flowers, I have suddenly become obsessed with soil and soil health. I watched the most interesting program called “Kiss the ground” (which I really recommend) which explores the importance of soil health and how, as a species, we have severely depleted our earth. So this week I have started the process of preparing my little patch of earth, feeding it, nurturing it so that it helps bring me beautiful flowers and veggies in the summer.
It’s been a good week. I hope you are all well and getting outside in some way or another.