Whenever we see change coming it’s natural for us to ignore it until the change is iminent… but I was thinking about the future of my garden. Before I hand it over to someone else, I should make a blog with pictures and do some mapping and listing so that whoever becomes the gardener here will have a reference point… a place to start their own plan or the direction required to continue with what I’ve started. . I was struck by the thought that what I labour to build is a legacy of sorts. It is probable that the next owner of my home may want to go back to lawns and shrubbery and all my work may be for naught. I have tried to make my gardens self sustaining and reduce the burden of care so that it will be fine if left to itself for a season or so. I’m planning to extract as much satisfaction from the process as is possible. When I’m finished, I’m going to throw a garden party!lol.
I realize what I’m starting, this could be a major commitment, with mapping and listing, etc. but I’m also hoping for a sense of closure, of having done my bit and given it my best shot. My garden will at least have an informed successor looking after it.
It’s likely that I will get started only to be delayed by the advent of springlike weather and with work to be done….will have to steel myself to stay the course. The thought’s a start, anyway.
- 31 Mar, 2008
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