Sunday, 9 March 2014

GARDENS ARE NOT MADE BY SINGING "OH HOW BEAUTIFUL", AND SITTING IN THE SHADE.

Rudyard Kipling

This weekend has been all about the garden.
Lots of happy buying of plants 
and seeds.
Sowing of seeds and potting on of seedlings.

All happy and joyous, yes?
But there is a dark side to the garden.
All of those lovelies need a place to live.
Then there is the privet Berlin wall that has grown up over what we suspect must have been a large number of years.
The Hippy had his work cut out it was over 25 foot high.
And our garden really is very very long.
But it had to go. What is the point of having a south facing garden that has no sun after noon?
However the cuttings are making the most amazing camp for the boys.
And later in the year, the mother of all bonfires.
This weekend I have adopted this quote by Margaret Atwood as my motto
"Gardening is not a rational act".
Hope your weekends were just as productive.
Love Nora xxx

6 comments:

  1. I love those first Spring days when you tackle the wilderness that the garden has become over winter. Dirty hands and sore backs at the end of the day but so rewarding. M x

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  2. I'm greatly enticed by those lovely, cheery plants ... what delicious springtime colours! Must get out and dig, and weed, and mow, and plant. Maybe you've inspired me!

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  3. Oh yes, to the garden! Bless the hippie for tackling that hedge. Yesterday we purchased seeds for veg. Flowers will have to wait. Now, if we could get a dry day I could get to it! Pretty plants you got there!

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  4. Oh a lovely wilderness - but no longer - Nora, I am catching up with your posts and I love them.

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  5. Well done battling the hedge, our weekend was a similar cleaning up of the shrapnel left from winter storms...Chrissie x ps Love the Atwood quote, she's a fave author of mine...

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  6. ooo yes i can realte we are trying to dig out bamboo still and also have a high and vast hedge! you have made me slightly panicky about my lack of seed planting! x

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