A place for peace and rest with little to do.
Hello folks, weather first as always,
Hot and very sunny, one of those second shower “must have days”.
Anyone who knows me will tell you i have a soft spot for those who’ve reached old age and also those who’ve had one or two bad cards delt to them in life and now find it a little hard to do the things they once did.
Well todays blog from me is directed at both those sort’s of people and the people who care about these sorts of people’s needs when it comes to them enjoying the garden & peace perfect piece. (Son’s /daughter’s)
So lets get on and talk facts ref gardening,
two ways of looking at what some people call a garden,
Some think its got to have grass/Plants/shrubs etc
And some (myself included) know of the second sort of garden thats got very very little of such things as Grass/Plants/shrubs.
For the people who think the first idea, lets look at a few facts,
Plants/shrubs etc no matter how small your garden is all costing money to buy & feed & keep in good health,
A bit like children if we wrote down the best we could how much it cost in money to have little johnny from the day he arrives until the day he’s off doing his own thing “we’d be amazed at the cost involved”
Gardening & buying all the growing things plus tools etc is very much the same and we’re talking about our own gardens that we supply the labour for free! unless of cause you pay someone to do it for you and still it’s a cost you have to find.
Now most of us start off buying a few plants at a time, the odd tool we need & then the feed, etc etc etc
And so we’re gardening now "and if we looked at the future cost “like the cost of little johnny” over a longer period that we’d spent???? we’d really be amazed.
Now if we did manage to say
’" come up with such an amount but had to pay it up front and supply our un-paid years of free labour"!!!!
I think we’d really be amazed.
Second type of gardening "no grass, (pot plants) "maybe,
A one off payment and the gardens there for you for years & years and very little labour from you "But our friends who can’t put the needed labour in to keep even the smallest garden looking nice "!can go out side when the weather is for their liking or even from the view from inside looking through a window can still feel that garden thrill of being relaxed and that peace perfect peace thing,
Its gardening with a water feature and a patio style garden with lights that im talking about,
It’s a garden thats a one off payment to have such an area set up, and its a garden that during the winter months you can turn the pump off for the water feature “empty the tank” and you’ll still have the use of any outside lighting via a light switch, and once you’ve turned your outside lights on “even the snow can look so relaxed”.
Having electicity installed is a lot cheaper than having plumbing installed,
If you have a need for plants “other than in the water feature” then pots & urns can provide colour with a lot less labour needed.
Ive sat having a chat with one of our allotment members who had an heart attack and could’nt do a lot but he was so happy sitting in his slabbed pation extended garden with verious lights hidden around the water feature "Urns full of stones and lighting and it was an one off price he paid to have this installed, no more feeding plants, no more cutting grass,
But a nice place to sit and remember times gone and relax knowing that at the turn of a light switch his garden went to sleep until he wanted to use it again,
(and no weeds growing).
By adding hanging baskets and a few urns you really can have a very little labour intensive garden.
A few statues around and your almost in ROME!
Even a hot tub.
Gardening is to be enjoyed and this can be with little plants and less work.
Well lets hear your thoughts on this one,?
(a) The garden we pay for all the growing life
(b) The one off payment and most of the work is an on/off switch for water to entertain you, and lighting.
Have a nice one folk
- 6 Jun, 2013
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