Posted: 21/07/2013 at 15:18
For me gardening is about being outside and observing the change in the seasons - seeing plants grow, flower or crop and dieback. A chance to lose yourself in something much bigger and more important than our small lives - the natural world (which is so beautiful and calming). A moment to stop, look, breath deeply, listen and feel the air around you and just enjoy the moment. Gardeners will be even happier if they slow down and stop being too busy in their gardens. It's a privilege to be a gardener in our man made world, we should savour every moment of it - don't get worried about keeping it too tidy (the 'housework' issue) a messy garden is good for the wildlife!