Posted: 18/02/2015 at 16:56
My earliest gardenig memories are from when I was three and a half - I remember helping to plant crocus corms under gooseberry bushes at the kindergarten; granny's gardener showing me how horrid prickly branches magically grew raspberries on them; granny's garden with Wanda primroses growing amongst moss by the steps up through the hazel bushes; helping my grandma to save the lupin seeds in brown paper bags and the magic of sitting under the weeping elm in our garden and looking up at the sky through the branches and seeing the transluscence of the new leaves in the spring
When I was a little older I remember my younger brother watching granny's gardener spiking the lawn and deciding he was going to help - and he stuck the fork right through his sandal and speared his foot to the lawn! He had to go to hospital for a tetanus injection! Always wear sturdy shoes when spiking the lawn!