As I sat having breakfast in the garden I started reflecting on how I’ve become more and more interested in gardening over the past six months.
The mother of my son’s girlfriend is a real enthusiast and gave me loads of cuttings from her front yard, and I think that’s where it all started. Realising that I CAN actually nurture these wee plants and they grow and thrive gives me such a great feeling.
The above picture is my inspiration! Thanks to recent hard-rubbish collections I have obtained two more out-of-use wheelbarrows that I’m going to plant-up with my young fledglings.
One is ear-marked for a herb garden that I hope will be as lively as this one:
Don’t you just love all the moss and ground-covering plants between the paving stones?
The reason for my initial lack of confidence? I seemed to kill everything I planted when I had a garden in England and thought I was destined never to grow flowers! How silly! Okay – even sillier – I propagated buttercups! I had no idea they were weeds at the time, before they flowered the plant looked so healthy that I thought I’d spread it around!! Ha ha! Lesson learned… now I learn what the plant is before I start sharing the love!
I have always been a nature lover and with my new-found interest in making a garden of my own it has been a pleasure to work on this garden-themed project for one of my favourite magazines.
It will be available later on this year, I’ll let you know when!
Till next time – happy creating!