I didn’t expect to be fending off wasps while I was dead-heading a camellia; but it wasn’t just wasps which the warm March weather brought out – there were bumble bees and butterflies as well. And so, for the first time, it’s been worthwhile to prepare a slide show of the garden in March. The warm spell has brought spring forward by a fortnight so that we’ve had a good crop of early tulips from the cutting garden, with plenty more to come. In the greenhouse the cannas are a good 9 inches high and, best of all, in the orangery the banana are growing strongly and the tree dahlias are springing into life. So far, so good.
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.