I’ve felt so lucky to have a garden during the restrictions. My heart goes out to families in inner cities who don’t have parks nearby.

During lockdown my family and I reconnected with our garden, basically only going inside to work and sleep, even on colder days. We made bug hotels from odds and ends, and watched our shrubs and wild areas bloom, attracting so many different insects. We watched birds nest and fledge -the robins and wrens love our woodpiles. We planted vegetables and smelled the sweet honeysuckle and elder flowers in the evenings.

We love being outdoors. I just hope the the families who were unable to get out are now reconnecting with their special spaces.