Sunday, September 08, 2013
Since I turned my home into a boarding house (sort of) by dividing it into three dwellings to accommodate my family who lost all they owned including there income.....my garden shrunk into a third of its size. Top that off with 3 young growing great danes and my garden is now a ruination....which means its a good time for a garden makeover. And with it being springtime here in SA it was a really time to start.
We are expecting rain for the next few days so today hubby and I put all the hard work in of removing all plants and composting the soil and relocating certain plants I want to stay.
Now I am super tired. Its only 7.35 pm and all I want to do is fall asleep. At least the plants are in and the watering they will get from the rain over the next few days will be awesome.
My nephew is arriving sometime in Dec with the young lady he is courting and by then my garden will look really good. It is important in-as-much-as you have to walk past my side to get to where my sister lives and I want it to look pretty for her sons visit.
On top of my own garden, my younger son has asked me to help him get his garden sorted out so I am going to be pretty busy with plants, raking, digging...basically all that goes with gardening. Mine is small now, but his is HUGE. Oh well...all the more exercise, so I shouldn't complain, plus I REALLY love gardening. I love getting my hands in the soil and I love seeing it all come together.
What I will be doing for Cole is taking him to a couple of nurseries to show him various types of "looks" for gardens so he can show me what he likes the look of. For me, I love the English country garden look....a blaze of color and one thing peeling out of another. It makes me happy.
Tomorrow it will be raining, but boot camp is under cover so there will be no excuse.