My growing obsession blog

Struggles and successes in a suburban garden

Time flies August 17, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — mygrowingobsession @ 2:32 pm

It’s been such a long time since my last post. I see that I never did get round to posting updated photos of what Bed 1 looks like now (quite nice actually). And poor Bed 2 never even got a mention!

I’ve been trying to work out why I’ve been so tardy with the blogging and, looking back at how I’ve been spending my weekends, it can only be because I’ve been busy in the garden. There is nothing I like better than a weekend in my ‘scruffs’, pottering and digging. 

Sometimes I only intend to pop out for five minutes but then, while I’m picking raspberries, I notice that a nettle has suddenly appeared growing among the raspberry canes. So off I trot to the shed to get some gloves and a hand fork, but then I get distracted by a cabbage white butterfly that’s managed to get itself trapped in the mesh that’s supposed to be protecting my brassicas. While I’m crouching down untangling the mesh, I notice an infestation of snails under a stone, so then I set to stamping on them. (I’m sorry but I do – unless they  are particularly pretty ones, or they’re already poking out of their shells making a run for it. Please don’t hate me. My garden has plenty and can always afford to sacrifice a few.)

Anyway, before I know it, two hours have passed and I still haven’t picked any raspberries for my tea! I just can’t seem to stick to one job and finish it. A bit like writing this blog really. I wish I could commit to regular updates but there is always something more interesting to do in the garden.

For this blog update, I intended to write about ‘the jobs I don’t like doing’ but that will have to wait until next time now. Along with a description of bed 2. And latest photos of bed 1. Oh dear. There I go again…

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2 Responses to “Time flies”

  1. Helen Says:

    Wish I had a proper garden to lose myself in. Very envious!

  2. robert Says:

    What a lovely, lovely piece. And so true! x


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