It is all very dramatic in my garden. Actually it’s not that dramatic. Just as I was getting on top of everything and feeling on top of the world, I had a bit of a reality check.
When you have delightful school age kids they bring home all sorts of lovely things – artwork, certificates, permission slips, friends and they are all very welcome. But they also bring home disease! One of my precious little monkeys brought home a lovely tummy bug that decided I would be a great place to hang out at for at least a week! Thanks kids!
So while I was lying on my sick bed, giving no thought of the garden, not that I didn’t want to, but there was just no energy to spare, my garden decided to go wild! Without my daily love and care, it took off and exploded with unchecked growth. This is mostly good, however – for yet another year I won’t be having nice straight tomatoes with all its laterals kept in control!
All this flamboyant growth was mostly down to the great big gobs of rain that were thrown down from heaven in the last couple of days and I have to say I was so pleased to see them. Before I became ill I had given three quarters of my garden a deep watering, however I hadn’t got to my pumpkins and I was ever so worried about them wilting and drying out, but I just didn’t have the will to do anything about it.
So while I now feel mostly human again, I’m still a little sluggish and aren’t my usual self bounding from one gardening activity to another, staying on top of every intricate little detail – well actually that is a bit of an exaggeration. I bound from activity to activity, but more to try and keep up with the garden. I don’t think I have ever been on top of it!
The best way to show you what has happened is with a wee gallery slideshow…
Come again soon – I need to whip this lot back into shape!
Sarah the Gardener : o )