Monday, 8 October 2007
There is a simple reward in gardening, an investing in the future.
The above photo is of a small patch of the garden as you go through into the front yard. Over time I have planted all sort of things in it and a few have found their own way there to add to the patchwork. A Mollis Azalea, a feral succulent with tiny star-shaped flowers, a native wax flower and assorted bulbs (Dutch Irises I know, the rest are 'bulbs') are holding the fort at present, made all the more lovely by dappled light coming through an apricot tree. Waiting their turn are violets and anemones, a fish-bone fern intrudes every so often but is beaten back. It has it's own area. A small daisy has a foothold and every so often an apricot tree wannabe sticks its head up.
Overlay that with the increasing bird life and you can start to see where the pleasure comes in gardening.
Oh, and the other secret ingredient is lots of mulch, meaning very little weeding.