Oh my gosh, what has happened to a large chunk of my life? Oh I know – it has been lost in the garden with days and days of endless toil, falling into bed late at night too exhausted to lift a finger and type a single letter!
After losing a few weeks to illness, and then some more trying to get back on top of the things I didn’t get done while I was ill, the garden had to take a back seat for a while. This couldn’t have come at a worst time. It fell over the optimum time to plant the garden out. So aware of running a bit behind schedule I made a gigantic push and got the job done! Phew.
It is such a relief to know it is all in and all it has to do now is grow big and strong for me, and I just need to water, weed and give it the occasional feed. I feel like I have been liberated from an unhealthy relationship where I love the garden, but it had become a little clingy, a little needy. But now we are on more solid ground – a place of mutual respect – I do for it and it does for me! None of this guilt inducing screaming from the greenhouse. There are still a few things in there – mostly flowers, but they are just dainty things who speak in hushed tones and it is easier to lob water at them and turn a deaf ear.
I stood back today with my favourite weeding tool in my hand and just admired all I had achieved. Every year I have a bit of a wobble where I think “why am I doing this? I could easily not do anything this year.” But I know deep down it would break my heart to see my garden undone all year. It doesn’t help that each year the garden seems to get a little bigger! So I push on and eventually come out the other side like I did today and feel justifiably proud. It has had a fresh mow and is looking lovely.
It’s growth is being compared to The Tim and Joey Chilli which is being grown on the other side of the world at The Land Rover Owners Wife in England, check it >here <
Come and see for yourself… Watch my latest You Tube video, and if you compare it to the one from three weeks ago you will see what I mean…
Come again soon – now is the time to relax and enjoy the garden, before everything starts growing like wild fire and turns into a jungle, not that I’ll notice because I’ll be too busy preserving the harvest!
Sarah the Gardener : o )