When we moved house last summer, we inherited a fantastic large garden. It has established trees and shrubs, a rockery, a strawberry patch, and all sorts of other hidden delights that I am excited to discover as the season turns.
We moved in June, during the summer heatwave, so most of the plants had already died off and I struggled to save everything. Now I am discovering that new shoots are growing, we have a large clump of gorgeous snowdrops at the bottom of the garden, my strawberry patch is scattered with beautiful purple crocuses, and I think we may even have daffodils or narcissi growing, but I’m still learning.
Last week I visited a garden centre and purchased a selection of plants that are now sitting in my greenhouse until the weather improves. I want to grow edible plants and those that I can use for natural magical spells, part of my witchcraft. I have wanted to do this for many years but never quite got around to it, being good at procrastinating and finding other diversions, as we do.
Anyway, now I have no excuses. I have a huge garden, a big greenhouse, and some time to devote to the project. I just need to learn and experiment, trusting in my process and accepting that it won’t all come naturally straight away. I think I am about to become one of the Great British Gardening enthusiasts! It might even inspire me to do some proper cooking, who knows? The possibilities are endless.
Catherine is the author of the adult paranormal romance series The Redcliffe Novels and also The Darkness of Love, She has short stories published in YA anthologies, freelance articles on various industry websites, and contributes to her personal blog, and her author blog .