Last spring my wife’s cousin visited us for a few days and whilst she was here helped prepare a small wild flower garden at the end of our plot. Sadly, she died in the autumn and, although she had had problems for many years, it was still both sudden and unexpected. Julia’s last few years had been difficult, but we are fortunate to know that she had enjoyed her last visit North and the planning and making of this little plot. A few weeks after her death we and the children planted some tulip bulbs amongst the wild flowers as a memory of her and they have started flowering for the first time in the last week.
Although Julia never saw the the flowers, they remind us of her and will appear in the springtime that brings hope for years to come.