“Joy is a flower that blooms when you do”. – Unknown
Yesterday, I had a glorious, uninterrupted, full day in the garden. I ticked every item off my to-do list and even managed an extra load of tasks.
But, the reason why this was possible was not so happy. Husband was laid up with a sore back. He rested in the kid’s playroom as they played around him, happy to be inside enjoying his company and out of the cold.
I have had a bit of a flat week. I’ve had a few disappointments that I had been dwelling on, so it was lovely to get out in the sunshine, get sweaty to some upbeat music, knowing the kids were otherwise happily occupied and not up to mischief.
I was able to;
- Pull out the powdery mildew covered zucchinis,
- pull out the flagging lebanese cucumbers,
- pull out the finished kidney beans,
- fill the compost bins,
- plant the dragon fruit cuttings,
- pot up 4 dozen seedling pots with tomatoes, cabbage and nasturtiums,
- tidy up all the rubbish that had floated into the beds and tidied up all the toys,
- spread some of the acidic palm stump sawdust under the blueberries,
- put on some worm tea,
- and, I managed a good amount of weeding and sweeping!
The garden looks so much better for it. And I feel so much better too, with a lot of energy expended and a resulting sense of accomplishment.
Next week, we have another kerb collection kicking off. Woo!
There is still so much to be cleared from our block, like pruned shrubs, a few straggling plants, redundant bricks, blocks and other bits and pieces.
Plus, there is the possibility of finding all kinds of treasures about the place in the coming weeks.
And, my sunflowers are getting ready to bloom.
I’m feeling optimistic again!