Posted: 24/02/2014 at 16:08
bear with me one minute this is honestly about plants
unfortunately i have recently split from girlfriend, in which we had a house together and the garden (as with all gardens) has been a long term project with many ideas to implement, but yet to be done.
i have moved out of the house permanently, and as im the only one interested in the garden, i dont really know what to do with it. i have raspberry canes to plant, LOADS of seeds to sow, polyanthus still to plant, a raised bed to build, fence to paint ... loads of stuff to do.
obviously, its quite awkward really for me to visit the house regularly and so its unrealistic to commit any time to doing anything useful with it. however, the house is not going to be sold, in the short term - i will still pay and own half of it - so i dont want to see the garden fall to pieces through neglect.
i thought about trying to find someone local, maybe someone retired who could maintain it on my behalf (obviously id pay them for their time per week or whatever). it seems to be the best compromise, is this still done these days?
as i work in the city centre, i will most likely be renting an apartment in the city - which will mean, unless im lucky, no personal outside space to grow stuff in im going to really miss doing it