Posted: 21/06/2013 at 17:34
I really don't know Verdun.
When I was very young, my granddad had a rose garden and pond that I would spend many happy hours daydreaming in but I never ventured into his greenhouse or up to the veg plots.
When I was a teenager, I did the gardening at home but I remember my biggest motivation was a preference for neat and tidy over horrendous weeds.
When I had a family of my own and moved from a flat to a house, I naturally wanted to improve the garden but I guess I could have done this with patios and a neat lawn so I'm not entirely sure how or why I am a keen gardener except that I really really enjoy the creative/design side of it, the beauty of nature in all ways and the taste of home grown veg
I think gardening just ticks so many boxes. The heart, mind and soul connectivity to nature that de-stresses, reinvigorates and heals. The sense of achievement and satisfaction standing in your own little piece of paradise.The sensory overload of taste, sight, smell and even touch. The sounds of wildlife.
I get my kicks where I can find them