Tiny garden tour 2020

Hello there. I hope you're well and configuring your way around coronavirus. To be honest, I think my coping mechanisms are all over the place and my ability to cope changes hourly with my moods. Today I offer you an antidote, an escape, a little peep into another life - it's not a makeover perfect project just a space, a moment in history to be shared, a time when the hum of bees and the twitter of birds were more inspiring than social media, daily government briefings and the dos and don'ts of lockdown. At times lockdown has been exhausting, overwhelming and frustrating but just occasionally don't you think you're being gifted a wonderful opportunity to take stock, be authentic, still and slow down. Isn't this the way to live? Just add in your extras (mines's a takeaway soya caramel latte).

We did a 'makeover' of our tiny garden in 2014 - see it here. It's now a much more 'lived-in' space but it's giving us so much pleasure and purpose in these turbulent times. It provides us with invaluable outside space and a chance to be still, creative, nurturing and productive.

We all need escapism right now and probably will do for the foreseeable future. Whatever it takes: quiz nights, family zooming or the voyeurism of Marianne and Connell from 'Normal People' - a BBC Three series which I'm eeking out as long as I can.

I hope you enjoy my tiny garden tour and it gives you that feeling of being somewhere else.

Sending you my best wishes and love xo



  1. YES to b"gifted a wonderful opportunity to take stock, be authentic, still and slow down."

    I enjoyed your garden tour....wondering where all those "starts" will go when larger???

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  2. Hello Claire,

    So nise to see you back.
    I did enjoy your garden tour and recognised many tiny plants similat to mine.
    I would like to see their progress, please.
    Please keep posting.
    Enjoy the sunshine.
    Greetings from London.

  3. How lovely to see a little tour of your garden. I remember the original makeover,. it's nice that it worked out so well for you.

  4. Nice to see you! - and your garden. Normal People just started airing last week in Canada - I am hooked! (and enjoy comparing it to the book).


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