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  • Issue 51

Wild Life

Ornamental grasses for spring gardens.
Words by Alice Vincent. Photograph by Alex Ramsay / Alamy.

You can almost feel it being shaken off, the winter. There are the winds in March, then stillness. Gradually we shed layers, marvel at the lengthening evenings and remember our growing spaces, finding ourselves keen to dabble.

Spring is, traditionally, a time of great gardening fervor. We mow lawns, plant trees and dig beds. Sowing seeds happens once the vernal equinox passes, and suddenly it’s all growth and leaf until late summer. It’s easier than you might think and you don’t need much: an old yogurt container or plastic tomato tray, a handful of soil, a few seeds, a sunny windowsill and some TLC. See what turns up.


This story is from Kinfolk Issue Fifty-One

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