Thank you to everyone who entered the giveaway and left such beautiful comments. It really warmed my heart to read them.
My husband has pulled a couple of names from the hat and the winners are as follows:
The rose blend goes to Maggie and the print to Jen. If you could both email me your postal addresses at firstname.lastname@example.org I will get them out to you in the next few days.
Despite being generally very lucky, I am the kind of person who never wins anything so I thought I would try to avoid too much disappointment by offering everyone who wished to win the print a postcard version of it instead. I am only just getting postcards made up now so there may be a short delay in getting them to you but if you email me at the above address I’ll send you one out when they are ready. I’m sorry I can’t offer everyone some rose blend as well but my budget can’t quite stretch that far!
I’ll leave you with a few photos of the awakening spring buds here on the South Downs.
The fresh growth of elder gives me such a thrill, truly one of my favourite plant allies, in so many ways.
And the small but gloriously fat buds of the wayfaring tree are so lovely at this time of year.
All of nature rejoices when spring is in the air!