Posted: 21/06/2013 at 22:28
My parents loved gardening and tried to get me interested , but I never enjoyed it and when I first got married and had our first houses my husband enjoyed gardening and I was happy to leave it to him. Then as the children got older and we got very involved with their sports activities the garden got sadly neglected and for one reason or another OH lost interest and it just got worse and worse.then one day just over a year ago I decided I couldn't stand the overgrown mess any more and started to tackle it on my own, not really knowing what I was doing. As things started to improve I realised that I was really enjoying it, being outside whatever the weather, cutting and clearing and then planting. I read and read and then found this forum which has been a massive help. I've started to grow veg, which I find so interesting and rewarding. I can't wait to get home from work and into the garden and am so sorry I have come to gardening so late at 56. There's so much to learn and still so much to do in our garden ,bot I really am loving it and can't wait to retire and fill my days pottering in the garden.