Only three months left now in this peculiar, traumatic, tragic, culture-changing year. 2020 has been the year when ‘working from home’ stopped being a perk and, instead, became a necessity. The year when the definition of ‘bubble,’ ‘social distance’ and ‘isolation’ took on a frightening new nuance. For many gardeners, working from home has meant a season of expanded horticultural enlightenment. Hours normally spent commuting or eating lunch indoors were suddenly available for weeding, mulching, watering or planting unusual vegetables. Or simply observing. Noticing small things in the garden that previously went un-gazed at. Long dreamed of projects were completed. Brand new projects were dreamed of and, perhaps, completed. The Propagator hosts Six things in gardens around the world every Saturday. Six things in my garden this week have been well gazed at, either from a distance or up close and personal.