There’s a rip­ple of en­ergy

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buzzing through our gar­dens, de­spite the chill air re­mind­ing us it’s still win­ter. But we’re on the cusp, and ev­ery day brings signs of new life, shyly pok­ing through the earth. I can’t re­sist a peek ev­ery day to see who’s join­ing the party! It’s al­ways ex­cit­ing to find that bulb, seed or dor­mant plant you chose and placed with care re­ward­ing your ef­forts by burst­ing into life. Monty ob­served re­cently that when you gar­den, you’re in­vest­ing in hope. That’s so right – and any­one who’s gar­dened for a while will have felt the good it does, tear­ing us away from sofa and screen. Out into fresh air, our hands are in soil, our heads in the fu­ture and our minds fully en­gaged yet still free to wan­der. So the grow­ing recog­ni­tion by med­i­cal ex­perts of gar­den­ing’s health ben­e­fits con­firms what many of us have sensed for years. But what’s best for you? Find out in our ex­ten­sive re­port, from page 49, into the best ways to boost your fit­ness, health and well-be­ing, while do­ing the ac­tiv­ity you love and mak­ing a space to en­joy and share. And we want to hear what are the big­gest ben­e­fits you get from gar­den­ing. Tell us, and let’s spread the word to get the na­tion grow­ing. As the say­ing goes, gar­den­ing re­ally is ther­apy – with added toma­toes.

Monty and friends are back on TV soon! Read all about it in next month’s is­sue

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