Apparently three million more people are making valuable use of their gardens to grow fruit and veg, thanks to lockdown. (Royal Horticultural Society figures).
Here's a poem I wrote early last year, a simple little poem that I hope says a lot. There's a link at the bottom to some easy planet-friendly tips for gardeners from the RHS.
Reclaim the land
prepare compost, rich and deep
get your hands in the soil
feel the goodness there
breathe the warm scent of it.
Set seeds and take cuttings
nurture your earth
make orchards of apples, plums and pears
raise fruit and veg for your table,
and for your neighbours,
grow things, just grow things,
This poem appears in this 40-page book of poems and pictures, 'In the Garden' which was produced this summer by a group of poets in south west Wales. Copies are available direct from me for £5 inc p&p.
Here are 10 simple planet friendly tips for gardeners from the RHS ...