celebrate spring: Cowslips I rescued from the old lawn.

We may not be free of frosts yet, but it seems as though spring has come at last! The trees are leafing up, buds are bursting all over the place, and the grass and the weeds are growing. Some of the blossom has been and gone already, in a hurry to catch up and get on with things.


celebrate spring: Acer bud burst

May is going to be a busy month for gardeners, with a lot to do in the garden, and a lot of events to go to (including the Malvern spring show, the Chelsea Fringe and the Chelsea Flower Show), and there’s a royal wedding to squeeze in there, too. But I think it’s important to take time out to celebrate the joys of spring, so I’m going to make an effort to do that here and on my ethnobotany blog throughout May, with supporting posts on social media as well.


celebrate spring: Asparagus (right) and wild asparagus

If you’d like to join in (the more the merrier!) then use the hashtag #CelebrateSpring, which some people are already using, and we’ll see how much sunshine we can spread 🙂