This is one of my favourite colours, deep and fertile or lichen-pale or mossy bright. There are new rich greens emerging right now, wild garlic, wild leeks, elder, and we’re only weeks away from the full orchestra of spring. This magickal hat was born from these times, it is subtle and earthy; it travels from dark at the brim to light at the tip. Our beautiful day in the gardens at Coleton Fishacre was similar, warm in the sunny spots and chilly in the shade. The day before we had sun, snow, sun and hail all within a few hours. I love this changeable time of year, it’s a wake-up call and shakes us from our wintery slumbers.