Working in the gardens during January, eagerly awaiting the arrival of the snow drops, crocus and hellebores, I noticed that here and there the air was filled with scent and my eye was drawn to several early flowering shrubs.
After the fireworks at the start of the month, the rest of November has seen other momentous occasions as well as challenging times.
The first week of November has been a significant date for Trinity Hall since its foundation 670 years ago, featuring important donations that gave the College the distinctive look we see today and our connections with the Gunpowder Plot.
It’s well documented that adding houseplants to our living spaces can help reduce anxiety and stress as well as boosting our happiness levels. Nurturing plants and watching them grow can be very satisfying, adding to our sense of contentment as well as offering a welcome distraction, however fleeting, to the outside world.