It is time I think and I am trying to get back into the garden. It is a struggle because I haven’t really done that much in it for years.
Quite a few years ago I really got stuck into the garden. We had a massive gum tree in our back yard that we were pretty much forced to get rid of. It was huge and so beautiful. Our neighbours complained and we had to get rid of it.
Once it was down our back yard was decimated.
This image gives you an idea of what it was like.
In some ways, it was nice because it gave me a blank canvas to work with. It doesn’t look anything like this now 9 years later, almost ten really.
Loving the garden
I loved working in it and seeing what I could do. There was even a veggie garden around the back. I had a little greenhouse that I used for seeds. It seemed like a great idea to plant anything that we ate. There was this idea that maybe we could be self-sufficient. It was a nice dream.
Then my daughter got sick.
I had to devote all my time to her then and well, the garden went wild. It just looks too much for me now.
Trying to get back to it now
So here we are many years later and I want that control back. Well, one weed at a time. We live across the road from a big parkland area, so lots of birds.
Really, I want to grow vegetables again. Not a lot, more like a small kitchen garden. Some herbs and the things I need for making salad. I have to start small.
The plan is raised garden beds, good soil and seeds. Hopefully, I will get some great herbs and veggies this summer. I can’t wait for the tomatoes, you know what they say, home grown is best.