Getting ready for our first Open Day of the year on the first Sunday in June is always a struggle. There’s more to do at this time of year than at any other as all the plants which have been put away for the winter, such as the dahlias and the cannas, have to be planted out. It’s impossible to get it all done in time as the window of opportunity between the last frosts and the first open day is so small. But it doesn’t really matter if we aren’t fully ready as very few of the summer plants are in flower anyway and our visitors are happy just to come out and see the first glimpses of summer beginning to emerge in the garden.
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.