There’s a ripple of energy
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