Constantine Cornwall

Constantine Cottage Garden Society

As we emerge from what seems a long dark winter, I think we are all feeling a sense of expectation that 2021 will continue to improve and a belief that some form of normality may return. As more Covid vaccinations are administered and the roadmap out of lockdown revealed, as a society I am optimistic that we can start to make tentative preparations for garden society meetings towards the end of the year. Unfortunately until the all clear has been given we must be cautious with any preparations or decisions made.

With this in mind, I have to report that the 2021 Garden Society Show in July will not take place. As mentioned in the last magazine entry, we will be having the Constantine Village, best front garden and hanging basket award. The properties that will be judged will mainly focus on those along Fore Street. The judges will start by Constantine School and walk Down towards Penbothidno taking in streets either side. This will be judged in July, by 3 society members, who will chosen at a later date. The award will be presented soon after the judging has taken place. I’m sure that after 3 lockdowns and the amount of time that some people have spent planning, preparing and improving their gardens we will have some great gardens to see. So please if you are resident within that area, get planning, preparing and planting. Good luck to you all.

I personally am hopeful that the old English proverb, ‘In like a Lion out like a Lamb’ will hold true this year. I will be glad to see the back of these frosts and cold easterly winds. As I sit here writing this, the wind is howling and sleet hitting the windows, I can’t wait for Spring to arrive. I have lost a few plants this winter to the frost and am currently working overtime to protect the new shoots that are coming through in the garden and all the seedlings that are growing under lights and those in the greenhouse.

Peter Wilson