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Before we get to this week’s post, you might have noticed I have a new name. My weekly journal will now come to you under the name of The Garden Well Journal.
I had high hopes of spending the mornings of the Easter Holidays in the garden. Relieved of the school run for two whole weeks, I dreamt of my cup of tea, sipped slowly in the morning sun. Pondering over my journal and with birdsong as my soundtrack.
Mother Nature it appears, was not fully on board with my vision and the reality has been much more rain and cloud than the dreamy mornings I was hoping for.
Nevertheless, the last few weeks have seen changes in my garden. Leaves appearing, buds ready to burst into flower. Everything looks much greener all of a sudden and it makes my heart feel so full. After forgetting to buy tulip bulbs, the handful I salvaged from their abandonment on the shed roof seem to have forgiven my mistreatment. They fill two pots, providing a lovely splash of colour at the entrance to the garden. And of course I promise myself I’ll be more organised this autumn.
On something of a whim we decided to create a second wildlife pond. Much bigger and more central than the mini one we made last year. Having spent a slow morning watching episodes of ITV’s Love Your Garden I began musing over what I would do if I could redesign the garden from scratch. With a wildflower mini-meadow already mid-creation, wouldn’t a pond be the perfect final touch? My husband and son went out to watch football and by the time they’d returned the space was marked out, perennials moved and divided, and the pond liner ordered.
There’s just something about creating something new in the garden. Of course I love the daily upkeep; watering, feeding and the like. But getting really stuck into a project is so rewarding. Standing back at the end of the day and seeing the results of all that hard work. It’s a joy I’ll never tire of.
So with my new name and new pond I wish you a peaceful weekend. I do hope the weather is kind and we get to spend much of it in the garden. I’ve spent the last few days quite literally watching the grass grow. I can’t wait to see this space filled with meadow grass and wildflowers.
What’s on your garden to do list this weekend?
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