Well, my garden has certainly woken up....a bit later this year, but she's awake and ready to play! Only I'm not. Try as I might, I've just no energy to play.....very frustrating!
I love my garden so much. This love was passed down to me from my Mum, who always took great pride in her garden. When we were growing up she had very little time, but always managed to keep the garden looking fab. She'd get up extra early, before anyone else was up, be out there, weeding, planting, growing veg and colourful flowers.
Then, when I got a garden of my own, Mum had retired and she was able to show me what to plant where, we would visit gardens together, nip out to the garden centre, make a few purchases. I really miss my visits out with her.
There's one little independent garden centre we both loved. We used to call it Rapunzel's Garden, its in a small walled garden and has a tower. Even now if I go, I have to take a deep breath before I walk through it's huge gate. Try hard not to remember how excited Mum got when she saw the rows of plants. It's still painful sometimes to do these things without her.
I still tell her all about my garden when I go to see her, I chat away, tell her what's in bud, rack my brains thinking of the names of plants and flowers. Telling her, if she was able to, she'd tell me their names...no problem!
I remember how sad she was when she got too frail to garden, we dug up the borders, put down gravel and put plant pots around. I would help her to pot up the flowers each season, water them, mow her handkerchief lawn.
She loved my garden, she loved to see the changes I was making, she was so pleased that I loved to garden. Big Sis loves gardening too, she came to help me the other day, her garden is only small, so she comes over to mine to help me.....it's lovely to garden with someone again!
This is my Morning Bench, it's where I can sit in the morning sun, I've got an Afternoon Bench....and an Evening Bench, I'm a bit like my cat....always find the best spot to rest! My bench has, until this weekend, been in a patch of weeds! But not anymore! Mr Bea has put it on some slate chippings for me. One little bit at a time. I can't do big garden stints anymore. Just a bit at a time.
I need now to fill the little patch behind it with plants, but instead of visiting the garden centre I'll be seeing what I can move, divide or beg from my friends! All part of the new frugal me!
All these photos were taken yesterday, the sun was shining...it was warm! Today it's grey and cold again so unfortunately I won't be drinking a cup of coffee on my Morning Bench!
There's so much to do but I've got to turn a blind eye to some areas...
This is my 'veg' patch, there's 4 of these, all looking neglected, last year they were full, and yes the slugs were having the time of their lives eating everything I put in, but they looked great! So I'm hoping I can get a little energy from somewhere even if it's just to plant up a couple!
Anyway the cat has the right idea....
Don't stress, if the weeds bother you so much, just sit on them!!!
Thank you, as always for your brilliant comments on my last post, I'll have to show you my wallpaper collection soon! Anyway...things to do, not in the garden, but parcels to wrap and post!
And talking of parcels, I've been given a lovely, lovely parcel....will share soon!
Bye for now,
Ada Bea......Garden Lover! :) xxx