This plus that equals…. why I love my garden
Here’s the latest instalment in my series of posts all about what makes our lives here at home tick. This week is all about why I love my garden, I’m no great gardener but I wouldn’t be without my garden.
L loves being outside – Even in his worst mood, pop this kid outside and he’s happy. Running round with his wheelbarrow, digging holes, finding bugs, scooting. He doesn’t care what he’s doing or what the weather is doing, he’ll always choose to be in the garden and when he’s happy everyone around him is too.
Roses – I have always loved roses so we have loads, all scented and this time of year they look and smell amazing. I’ve got a gorgeous purple rose, a huge white rose, a stunning red rose at the back of my herb garden and a delicate little white climbing rose that covers half my trellis and make’s it hard to get to the washing line but I can’t bring myself to cut it back just yet. I’d have more if I had my way. They just make me happy.
Wildlife – We are so lucky where we live that whenever I look outside there is something to see, the really vocal little robin who lives in the apple tree, Bob our local blackbird with a white patch on his side, the occasional hedgehog, woodpeckers, loads of finches and tits of all varieties and even a little bat in the evenings. I just really enjoy getting to watch everything come and go.
It’s my sanctuary – If ever I get a few minutes to myself I love to be in the garden, it’s the place I feel most calm and most peaceful. The weather was so good last week I worked outside, I could barely see my screen for the glare but it was worth it. A few minutes curled up on my swing chair with a book or a drink feels like hours, it’s so restorative. A little bit of weeding or better still planting new plants makes me happy. I really do love my garden.
Space – when the weather is good our garden becomes a much needed extra room, we can eat, cook, entertain, play, work even nap outside. Until we can either extend our home or move (which I really don’t want to do) the extra outdoor space is well used and much needed.
Do you have a garden you love?
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