Looking back to when I had a nice garden

Looking back to when I had a nice garden

Looking back to when I had a nice garden

Since I’m getting back into my garden it has been nice looking back to when I had a nice garden. Back to when I used to spend a lot of time in it.

As I am trying to get my garden under control again, it has been good to look back and see what I am capable of doing. I figure if I have done it once, why can’t I do it again.

Looking back to when I had a nice garden
Front garden

When I was doing it back in 2011 I was so proud of what I was doing and what was happening. I loved growing food. It is something that I have never felt like I was good at.

Growing food in the garden

There are limitations on what I can grow and I know from experience that I have to take it slowly. This summer I am just growing the basics. What I would use in salads really.

I really want to grow some tomatoes. Why is it that they always taste better when they are homegrown? I tried growing some last year, but they didn’t do well. They were planted in a pot with fairly old soil and I think that was the problem right there. They grew but were small.

This year I have new soil and I am going to get into composting big time. Just trying to work out how to make it work for me. You know, so I actually use it.

So I am leaving you today with photos from 2011 and how my garden used to look back then. Looking back can be a good thing and it really has inspired me to realise that I can do it again.

The photos are from the front, side and back yard.

Most of what I am doing this year is in the front garden. I will do a post this week on it.

Looking back to when I had a nice garden

4 Responses

  1. I love this post! You will get your garden back, make sure you post again when it is providing you pleasure!

    • Thank you Celia, there will be a lot more posts about the garden. I should take some now and show how it changes over time. Though a lot has already changed. Ask my back, it isn’t happy right now, lol

  2. Gardening can be very relaxing. When I was a teenager living in the British Caribbean I tended a garden. But it’s frustrating living in the northern USA. I want to garden all year.

    • It can be, unfortunately my garden is just hard work at the moment, haha. We can garden all year round here, so we are lucky in that respect. I’m sure once I get more control over it, it will become more relaxing, thank you Khürt

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