Well I’m back from holiday and back in the land of insta 👋 We went to Mallorca, an island I’ve loved for years, with stunning landscapes, vistas and flowers. It was a bit of a roller coaster week though if I’m honest, mostly stunning, relaxing, beautiful and restful but amidst all that, there was the utter tragedy of the storms and floods which we stumbled into on the day we were travelling to our second hotel. In the scheme of things, obviously anything we went through is nothing compared to those affected, people lost their lives, homes and livelihoods, which puts absolutely everything firmly into context. A very stressful day was had, driving across the country through devastation and disaster (I was even interviewed on Channel 4 news 😳) but we finally arrived in the most wonderful, inspiring oasis of calm, complete with white rabbit roaming free in the grounds 🐇. The planting was jaw droppingly gorgeous and gave me lots of ideas and inspiration to have a go here in Yorkshire. I most definitely intend planting gaura en masse since seeing how stunning it was (and from all the comments on my stories I think many more will try it too 🤣👍) I already grow a few but Gaura hedges and huge swathes of it are utterly mesmerising.
In other news I’m off to Wales today (to teach) and am getting a bit of a complex about being a harbinger of doom - the storms seem to be following me everywhere I go 😳 Hope everyone in Wales is ok - so looking forward to being there again 💫.