Blast from the Past: I’m supposed to be doing other things.

It would seem I’m always doing other thing these days, although I can honestly say the weather is what is keeping me from the garden at the moment.  The rain has been horrendous.  Not of epic flood proportions but it is like you are being watched over by a practical joker who likes to pour buckets of water over you the moment you leave the house.  It is that heavy rain with fat rain drops that saturates you within minutes, so it isn’t even a matter of pushing through, unless you want to come down with a cold.

So I have to satisfy myself with my nostalgia.  It is amazing the things change in four years and the things dont….

I’m supposed to be doing other things.

Ok I admit it.  There is nothing like getting out there in the garden to shake the cobwebs out.  I should have done it hours ago.  Not only am I warmed up, I’m rearing to go.  I dug over the old tomato bed – soon to be garlic and onion bed and was encouraged by what I found:  Worms!  Lots of worms.  Which means the soil must be good.  Although it was a little wet and claggy so I will need to deal with that, so my cloves don’t rot.  But that is something for another day.  For now I must get on to the inside task I was struggling with earlier.

Come again soon – my garden always needs something done – regardless of the weather.

Sarah the Gardener  : o )

Well this seasons tomatoes were out long ago and although I haven’t dug the bed over yet to prepare for onions and garlic – I do have a sneeky cover crop in there – so I’m in control.

I don’t need to stand on a foggy side line anymore as the poor wee Joeyosaurus stopped playing rugby once he got to the level where tackling was called for and he didn’t like the idea of being hurt – I don’t blame him.

Sadly all but the pine nut tree didn’t make it very far in my garden.  But I have a do or die attitude towards trees – and many do die.  The thing is I want them all, but not all are suited to my conditions, but I can’t help giving it a whirl.  You never know, the odd tree may decide it does like my swampy conditions after all.

Pine Nut Tree

The pine nut tree – four years on, is doing really well. We’ll be having pesto before you know it!

And we haven’t had a frost yet…  It has been too busy raining!

This is the real:  Come again soon – I’m going to give myself a wee rest for a week or two from doing things that need to be done, because lets face it – I’m a bit stuffed and there isn’t all that much going on right now.  But I will be back.

Sarah the Gardener  : o)

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5 Comments on “Blast from the Past: I’m supposed to be doing other things.

  1. Sarah, I’ve been reading about your heavy rains. I hope you get a break from them soon. Does your boggy soil allow it to drain or do you need to worry about flooding? Holding good thoughts for a break in the rain and some time in the garden.

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    • Hi Alys. I’m not sure how the weather has been in the last couple of weeks as we’ve been away. The soil normally dries after a couple of days if the conditions are right although by late winter early spring it has normally had enough and we get surface flooding, but it provides a good base for the dry summer ahead. The weather is much more settled at the moment, but a lot colder than where we were in Tahiti! I hope your summer is behaving itself.
      Cheers Sarah : o)

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      • I’m happy to hear you’ve been away and hope it’s been great fun. Tahiti, eh? It sounds gorgeous. We’re in Victoria, BC this week for a short stay. It’s cool and quite windy, a welcome break from the heat at home.

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