This is Day 1 of lockdown for Team Harters which, nationally, doesnt come into effect for a couple of days. But we’ve started to think about how we might spend our time. Of course, as retired people, we spend quite a bit of time round the house anyway.
In normal times, I’d be visiting the garden centre looking for some bedding plants to take over from the daffodils. Can’t do that now. But I’ve been internet shopping. No, it’s nowhere as good as being able to see the actual plants you want but, at least, the garden is going to look more cheery than otherwise.
In the UK, the National Trust is a major charity which owns many historic houses and other spaces on behalf of the nation. There is usually a charge to visit any of them. However, from Friday, the Trust is closing its houses, cafes and shops. But, it is intending to keep related gardens and other open spaces available and is waiving entry charges. So, as we’re allowed out of the house for walks, we’re going to make a list of nearby places to visit, where they have good spring gardens. Should actually be quite good fun.