Just Saying Hello
I thought that being as I’ve asked a few questions and uploaded some photos, it would probably be a good idea to introduce myself.
I’m female, knocking 50 and disabled. I’m not in a wheelchair but I have an illness that means my energy levels run low and even when they’re ‘high’, I get tired really quickly. Because of this, my garden is a jungle of weeds and neglected plants. I started making a garden out of it before I got ill but as it took a couple of years to get back to anything even close to normal, the whole things went mad in the meantime. Now I just don’t know where or how to start.
BUT…. I’m able to satisfy my need to garden because my mum’s just moved into a bungalow close by and has let me have the run of the garden. It was pretty much a blank canvas with just lawn and a small patio so I’ve been gradually transforming it. I did have help from a ‘friend’ for a while but when he dug out a bed and then failed to put any drainage in (I did tell him he needed to but as I had to go abroad for 10 days, he took advantage of that and just filled it with top soil). Whether or not the plants will survive remains to be seen. If they don’t, the whole thing will have to be dug out again next year.
I now have a proper gardener coming in at the end of the month to dig out a small area for a shrubbery and gravel bed (the garden isn’t very big) so hopefully he’ll do it properly and I can get planting there.
One day I might even get something done about my garden. I can live in hope :-)
- 13 Jun, 2010
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