I have plenty of time for daffodils and tulips, but in this corner of my garden, I want a bit of magic
I always dreamed of creating a garden library, a small room to sit and read in, nestled at the bottom of the garden. I’ve never realised this dream, because it would require cutting down a magnolia and despite my ambivalent feelings for it, I can’t justify taking it down for a building. Every year it rejoices at this and spreads its shade a little further.
So instead, this autumn I am going to embrace the bottom of the garden for what it is – a tiny slice of a woodland – and plant all sorts of lovely woodland things; by the time I have finished it will be a place to sit and read, though not in the rain.
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