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Nearly changed my mind the other day when wrestling with bindweed in the heat!
Love being in the garden, that's we're I am really happy, just lose myself out there.
Gardening definetly makes me happy- mind you I don't do digging or any other hard work. As to equating it to housework---no way Love gardening hate housework. Neat cared for garden, house least said the better
I have a very old friend who lives in a block of flats in central London. When I email her and talk about the changing seasons she says that she hasn't noticed the leaves turning colour or the frost on the grass....
I couldn't live like that.
I'd rather be in my garden than anywhere else, especially this time of the year when all the hard work is done and you can enjoy the results. However, it is difficult just to sit and enjoy a glass of wine under the shady tree when you spot a bit of dead-heading to be done, or a stray weed has appeared! The nightly watering is becoming a chore though as I have sooooo many pots and hanging baskets, and it hasn't rained here for months. All these thunderstorms are passing us by, and the garden is crying out for a good downpour - hey ho - on with lugging the watering cans around again!
i hope all gardeners are not like me. sometimes i go into the garden with a cup of tea just to sit and relax, but as soon as i enter the garden, something catches my attention and the cup of tea is forgotten. By the time i get back to the tea, its too cold. There have been times where a half drank cup of tea or two have been lost in the borders. . i just love gardening. i dont know what i would do without it. sometimes its back breaking, sometimes its sad when u loose a loved plants, or the cats dig up all yr new plants or the winds knock everything down, but its great when everything comes together. the icing on the cake is, when people commend u on how beautiful yr garden looks. i am addicted.
I love my garden too, but what is making me sad at the moment is bumble bees, I have seen so many on flowers gathering pollen then the next time I look, the bee is dead!!
it doesn't happen with every bumble bee or on a particular plant but I'm seeing quite a few, has anyone one else noticed this happening and if so why?
ADDICT and others,
Your words are so true, people who dont garden are missing soooo much.
I find winter so long and depressing simply because the pleasure and exercise
of the garden is gone!
we can gather leaves, or do some pruning, but the cold and wet of winter and old bones dont mix!!!
So we venture out to see to the birds water and food, then back in the warm.
to wait for spring!
If one's seedlings get killed to death everything is late and the harvest is worse than Ton Good's ten it's not such a happy lot.
Sorry for my ignorance but what is Ton Goods ten?
And why should your seedlings get killed to death if you follow growing instructions and advise.
since I got my allotment at the beginning of June, I can say that I'm quite happy when I'm running my soil through my hands and looking at my immense progress. I get a huge sense of satisfaction and pride. I'm never happier
my own garden however is a different kettle of fish- when it's quiet it's great, but my neighbours on one side are very, very deaf and have a young, hearing son. They all have no idea about how noisy they are. On the other side there are two devil children who do nothing but scream and hit each other and scream some more, making my garden a less than pleasant environment
Hi, it's lovely to hear how gardening makes us all happy, I do however have a little bit of a puzzle which is making me unhappy and hope you can help please.
i have just bought an Acer Shirasawanum Jordan the label says it will grow 150cm (5ft) in height and spread over next 10years which is fine for the area I hope to plant it.
However, I looked on line to find more info on how to look after it etc and i have read it can grow 15 to 20 feet so I'm a bit confused?? I know sometimes same plants in other countries grow differently but wondered has anyone got an Acer Jordan and can advise me.
I'd start a new thread with this with the plant name in the thread title.
Different people look at different threads and you'll find more Acer experts like that.
I'm not an acer expert
Thanks Nutcutlet I appreciate you telling me, I always forget to do that.