Saturday, 6 February 2010

Gardening & The Ritz

Looking out on our garden as I write this, I can't help but wonder at the diversity of growth and colour of plant life that can be had even during an English winter. Acer palmatum 'Senkaki', with it's bright coral stems, Cornus 'Midwinter Fire' almost glowing in the border with oranges and yellows, the rich green and yellow shining leaves of Aucuba or the many and varied reds, purples and stripes of all the Cordylines and Yuccas. Our Acacia dealbata trees seem to be flowering early this year, in fact since Christmas...not sure what is going on there, probably climate change!

Work wise, although all of the contracts are structured so that only December and January are very easy, a much needed break from the rest of the years madness, this winter has remained much colder and so the winter work is still remaining very easy and should remain so until March 1st when contracted visits quadruple! Although the work throughout the summer is incredibly hard, I love to see all of the bare stems of various plants coming to life in the spring with so many hues of green, and the multitude of different flowers that form over the coming months.

As far as treats go, my customers are incredibly kind and generous, not only in their words of appreciation, but in their generosity as Christmas and it's with this that I am taking Amanda to London for a few days at the end of next week for our wedding anniversary, whereupon we shall go to The Ritz to take a champagne tea. I will have to dust the cufflinks off for that one! If you want to see a glimpse of what it will be like just click on the link below...

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful pic! It's nice you are less stressed during the's quite the opposite for most people. And ahh, the Ritz sounds FABULOUS right about now! Have fun!