I took to gardening when I was in my early thirties when a friend suggested it might help me to relax when I was under a lot of stress. I really didn’t know where to begin but she very gradually introduced me to the basics and donated some of her cuttings and divided plants and away I went. I became hooked very quickly and found weeding to be one of the most therapeutic elements of gardening. You can’t beat hoeing out those little critters that try to dominate my rather lovely if somewhat haphazard borders. As I have moved house twice, since I’ve taken up gardening, it has been hard each time letting go of the memories that each garden brings but as soon as I have arrived at a new house I have set to creating new memories. Another love that has developed from this is visiting gardens and some of my favourite visits have been to The Chelsea Flower Show, The Eden Project, Sissinghurst Castle ( go in the spring for the daffodils), Alnwick Castle Gardens & RHS Garden Harlow Carr. My favourite plant…hmm…that’s a tough call. I think it has to be daffodils. The first daffodils are always heartwarming after a bleak cold winter & I love the idea of Spring being just around the corner.
Archive for May, 2011
I have for the past few weeks sat at my computer thinking I really should update my blog and hunted around in the darkest dustiest corners of my brain for inspiration. What shall I write about, the Royal Wedding maybe?, the latest arrivals at the gifted penguin?, thoughts on the economic impact for small retailers over the past year? These are a few of the ideas I toyed with but none seemed the right thing. Advise from fellow bloggers and social media sights included just be your self, share who you are, talk about the things that interest you. I could tell you I am married with 5 children (3 from my first marriage & two step children), I love modern art, lattes, reading…..actually this is sounding a little too much like a personal ad! So I have run into a brickwall but have decided to just sit with my brickwall for a while and will either smash it down with a superb posting later or I could gradually dismantle my wall brick by brick over the coming days with snippets of thoughts and ideas. Anyway let me leave you for now with a few images.