Tuesday, 5 May 2009

5 Minute Gardening

Gardening is a very personal thing, its all things to all people. For me its not an all consuming passion (yet) and I don't feel horribly guilty when I don't get out for a day or two in the green playground. It's always a treat, never a chore, and without the luxury of an abundance of free time to give the hours and hours a beautiful garden needs, a spare 5 minutes here and there in the flower beds will suffice for now. The weeds will always grow quicker than the flowers, and the bees seem to like them so they can't be as bad as we make them out to be! 

Everything is all brand new again and even cutting the grass is a novelty right now. We are lucky enough to have a ride on mower for the lawn and a push mower for the driveway. Fun all round - we get to make really cool defined stripes on the driveway and zoom around making patterns in the front garden. (think the patterns on the lawn will be a one off - Johnny was not impressed with my crop circles, but hey, I had fun!!) 

Following a very sound peace of advice from Landlady Joan, who really knows her stuff, I took a spare 5 minutes to plant the Chives she gifted me in a place "where the dogs can't pee on them!" Obvious really, when you think about it, but then the best advice usually is! They seem quite happy in one of the old hay mangers below the kitchen window, and will be handy to get to when I forget the spring onions for the champ.
Must get trimming the outside of the manger, that grass is taking over the moss! Only noticed just now!

The seedlings are coming along slowly, so won't bore you with totally unidentifiable pic's of little green leaves, thought this pic would be a bit more fun for you.

It's Clydeybops with Johnny's skiing (a.k.a onion chopping) googles on! Bless him! 


  1. Glad you are back!!! I hate chopping onions...I need goggles like those!

  2. Love the dog goggle photo. Good luck with the gardening.

  3. in my own garden i only ever play at it, taking half a hour to just walk round and weed at the same time as playing with the dog. I tend to plant a lot of shubs so they hide the weed and if a cant see then, then i,m happy.

    love the blog.

  4. You're so right. Everything is new now. I love your picture of clydebops? My favorite garden tool is the running Deere. I always pray that it will run, that it has no flat tires, and I am glad when I don't have to give it gas or change the oil. I'm a country garden girl and I go in fits and starts--mostly trying to focus on feeding the family--both their tummies and their psyche.


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