Posted: 12/01/2014 at 09:11
Busy-Lizzie. I do not have any help with the gardening,but I retired ,ast year from my day a week stint at the Bristol Univ. Botanic garden so now spread the work over seven days a week instead of six. The work I do for Mr. Fothergills is all in my own garden or conservatory or kitchen. But I save as much as I can to pay for hard landscaping. My potager of eight raised beds with limestone chippings pathways and my long winding path of the same material through the butterfly garden and spinney were built for me by two lads from the estate so I can garden quite comfortably from my paths when others have just mud or, as this morning, white frost. I make great use of the conservatory and kitchen and, bad days in the spring will see me prickng out and potting on sat down in the kitchen! I am sure my healthy. outdoor lifestyle is contributing to my good health in my eighties and keeping me sound in mind too. I write a lot when it is too dark or windy to garden, not always about gardening! Live and enjoy each day as it comes, Busy-Lizzie and plant your garden as if you are going to live forever. I often look at my ginkco biloba and Indian Bean tree and imagine them in 100 years time!