We gave these Yuccas a protective covering of polythene last winter, which probably saved them by keeping them dry, rather than from keeping off the cold, as their biggest enemy is the wet. Their beauty come from their lovely stems and I think they look well as centre-pieces in the gravel garden. In the past their spot has been taken by the Cycads, which became very bedraggled after a few winters in the cold and damp and by the purple Ensette murilliis, which have to be brought in for the winter.
The idea of Slow Life is to take the principles of Slow Food, which are “good, clean and fair”, and extend them to life in general.
Here in the Lake District, the air is clean, the pace is slow and the atmosphere is calm. If we don’t grow food ourselves, we can buy it in friendly small shops, where you know the quality is going to be the best.
This blog is a celebration of the Slow Life, with forays into the world of design, music, the arts, gardens, and my particular weakness, Japan.