Posted: 19/02/2015 at 11:56
The smell of roses and Marigolds (bought from Woolworths), Busy-Lizzie flowers that we rooted in water, spider plants and digging in the garden. My parents garden was loamy soil that was like perfect compost, so as a youngster I could dig with just a plastic spade. Like all memories it was all sunshine and care free.
The house had a verandah so you could go outside in all weather and watch storms and rain without getting soaked...ah the smell of warm rain on warm stone outside.
When I got my garden it was a shock to have heavy clay and pests - I have no memory of slugs, Vine weevils, Spreading buttercups, Clover, or any plant or animal pests!