Monday, November 12, 2012
Being a working mama doesn't leave much time for everything else, and the blog is relegated to the end of the list.
But, whilst I sip a cup of tea after working hard in the garden, I feel I could write something.
Getting out to the garden is still such a huge pleasure to me. The joy of working my body hard, digging, pulling weeds, turning the soil, moving compost,adding it to the garden, planting out seedlings, mixing up liquid fertilizer, watering the new plants and standing back to survey all my work brings me such a rush of happiness. And the way I feel right now is kind of like how I feel after swimming 50 laps, or when I used to go to the gym (long since past). I guess I am feeling endorphins. How nice.
The bonus is that I will get to eat what I've planted, eventually, if I keep the weeds at bay and the insects don't take more than they are welcome to.
I planted out red onions, red carrots, purple runner beans, parsnip seeds, coriander and three types of lettuce.
I also planted a few small native plants into the terraced garden. It is such depleted dry sandy soil that the best things to grow there are native plants,and the ones already there seem to be coping well.
I also bought a beautiful rose - L.D.Braithwaite- it is gorgeous. It is a deep red and has a beautiful fragrance.
I can't wait to plant it, but I shall wait until I have weeded the jungle that is my flower garden.
I've started a gardening club and the idea is that each month we go to one of the member's gardens and work for a couple of hours, then have tea and cake. We're starting at my place in a couple of weeks, and I'll get the girl's to help with all the weeding and then planting of new flowers. Can't wait.
Well, the next job awaits me, so I must go.
Hopefully it won't be too long between posts in future.