We hope it's been OK for you so far.
We ended the first week in true Lockdown style with a Zoom lecture - the annual #NGS talk, this year by Sue and #TomStuartSmith. Inspiring to hear about all the projects Tom is involved with (we're already planning a post LD2.0 trip to #Wakefield to the #HepworthMuseumandGarden and #RHSBridgewater) and to hear more about Sue's book - #TheWellGardenedMind - a must read for these times.
Both speakers reminded us of words from our 2015 #RHSHamptonCourt #FoundationsForGrowth garden that #JamesRaffan kindly gave us permission to use. 'Information alone can never become knowledge, and knowledge never becomes wisdom without some kind of rooting in the good soil of experience'
True of so many aspects of life, but in relation to our own green spaces, the feeling of soil between your fingers, running hands through wispy grasses or wrapping palms around the bark of a tree, it really does strike home. So whether it's the feathery feel of grasses and Leptinella, the crispy seedheads of #Phlomis or the furry Lamb's-ear (Stachys byzantina), using your sense of touch (following current guidelines obviously!) helps make that all important connection with nature that is so beneficial to us all, - even if we don’t quite know it yet!! Until next time.....