Gardening: helping out in the garden

Gavin’s grandad has a lovely garden that needs looking after so I volunteered to help as Gavs mum and aunt know so much about gardening so I took it as a day of learning and offered to help out. I was really looking forward to spending some time in the garden even if it wasn’t mine.

I took my gardening gloves and of course Frank.

It was hot.

It was hard work ( mainly because it was hot)

But the garden looks so much better.

I have to admit I brought home lots of cuttings that were destined for the compost pile. The honeysuckle Abelia Grandiflora smelled so good, like faint honey and peaches. I am now trying to propagate this shrub for my own garden.

We had a lovely lunch chatted, laughed at Frank who had a lovely time and spent the evening fast a sleep. Then it was back to work, trimming, weeding and clearing up all the cuttings.

Gavin had to order a take out for us because I was was tired. It was great to feel active. Maybe I need a career with more greenery in it. I am not knowledgeable enough to work with flowers and plants but I do love them.

Getting my hands dirty and working with plants makes me feel good. It’s part of my biophilic journey, bringing balance inside and out of my home and life.

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