In the extraordinary situation we all now find ourselves in because of the Coronavirus crisis, those of us with a garden or local greenspace will probably never be more thankful for it. Even if it’s cold and wet outside, we can still enjoy the view from a window and the ever-changing activity from our garden birds.
It’s long been recognised that enjoying nature is good for mental health, with this benefit is now taking on a whole new dimension with so many of us largely confined to our homes for the foreseeable future.
Our gardens are therefore our own little piece of nature that we can enjoy, regardless of size. As we come into spring there’s so much more to enjoy with trees coming into leaf, birds singing and busily building nests as the breeding season is now well underway, and new shoots pushing through the soil.