And order was restored in one fell swoop

Only it took many more than one pass with the mower to make the garden look remotely manageable again. It took four tankful’s of petrol, a cold cuppa tea, a large cold drink of water and an ice block and I honestly feel like I have walked a country mile – if not two or three!

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But I did it – I dragged the mower kicking and screaming up and down between the beds and now you can clearly see where the grass paths end the weeds in the beds start.  Fortunately it was a lovely day, and it hadn’t rained in a couple of days so the ground was dry.

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As I strolled between the beds, pushing the mower like it was a baby stroller – nah actually to be more honest it was a push that bordered on heaving – I was quite surprized how much produce there actually was in the garden. I began to distract myself from the monotony of mowing by imagining all the yummy meals I could whip up the contents of the beds as I passed by.

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And now I have my feet up, having a well-earned hot cuppa tea.

Come again soon – the garden is in desperate need of a harvest.

Sarah the gardener  : o )

17 Comments on “And order was restored in one fell swoop

  1. Mowing the vege garden always makes the difference, I find. I can see beyond the jungle if the grass in between the jungly bits is in order. Nice work. (and we have the same green weeding bucket, so thumbs up!)

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    • Hi. It has gone from completely out of control to doable. Now I can see more clearly what needs to be done – and it is not nearly as bad as I thought.
      It is amazing what a mowing can do.
      Cheers Sarah : o )

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    • Hi Julie, I’m not really sure where this rampant growth has come from… the bed were completely lost from view. The thing now will be to keep it like this.
      Cheers Sarah : o )

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    • Hi Elaine. I was surprized at how quickly it all grew. After a summer and early autumn of drought and as a result – slow growing grass, and then a bit of rain (actually a lot of rain) and boom: grass tall enough to lose a small child in – well lose a veggie garden in!
      Cheers Sarah : o )

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  2. If there is only time to do one thing in our garden we mow the lawn. It always makes the garden look better.
    I feel quite envious of the views you have!

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    • Hi. I know what you mean. The garden can be transformed from unruly to manageable so easily.
      We are really blessed to be in our wee corner of the world.
      Cheers Sarah : o )

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  3. WOW!!! That was a lot of work. Since we irrigate our grass can only get so high before it starts blocking the sprinklers… not that it ever gets that high… 🙂

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    • HI Keith. A lot of gardening books say to stop mowing the grass in the winter – which to me just seems madness as it grows wildly in the winter and in the summer it normally slows down because it is too hot. After two weeks away – I now have to do it all over again as you wouldn’t know it had been done!
      Cheers Sarah : o )

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    • Hi Alys. And now I have to do it all over again!. At least is is only half as bad now as it could have been. And the good news is now I have the time to do it as I am no longer crazy busy, and on cold rainy winter days I can catch up on your blog, as I haven’t had the time to indulge in much blog reading at all lately!
      Cheers Sarah : o )

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