I sit in my garden ALOT – in the summer we eat in the garden and spend most of the evenings outside. N would have us eating outside all year round if he could (in the rain and snow too). He’d be wearing a tee-shirt and shorts, I’d be in a bubble coat, gloves, hat and scarf cos I’m a soft southerner.
I do most of my thinking and planning when I’m in the garden – where to plant things, what to do at work and where to go on adventures.
The garden was in a right state when I moved in during the autumn 5 years ago. There were a couple of over-grown bushes, moss filled grass and a pile of slate chips pretending to be a patio. The following summer I just bought pots and a lot of fuchsias and waited to see if anything grew – it didn’t.
Then N arrived in my life and we had all sorts of adventures – more of that another time -we planted lots of shrubs, bulbs and tomato plants. We were gifted a v nackered bench for the corner of the garden that gets the afternoon sun and that did us well for a couple of years.
In 2014, N decided to build a proper deck and get a new bistro table. Got a great deal on pre-cut decking and N did the whole thing in a weekend – he said I needed my special place to sit and ponder life.
Didn’t he do well?
I’m really really looking forward to sitting out soon… and I’ll let you know what adventures I plan.