Monday, June 24, 2024

My Garden

Sunday 30 September, 2018.

My garden has to be on my top 10 list of best places for stress relief and relaxation!…

What about you?

my garden with pink wall

When I think of a beautiful garden, I think of manicured lawns and flower beds dripping with colour and perfect green leaves – no black spots on the roses, no worm’s tooth-marks on the lily leaves, weed-free beds, no snail trails on the nasturtiums! Alas, my garden is full of the above!

But I LOVE it!

And all I need to do to get to it, is to step out of my back door! Instant stress relief (except when the neighbour’s cat is chasing my birds, but that is another loooong story.)

pigeon friends in my garden

The doves wait their turn and flock down to have a peck and then spread their soft grey under-wings to the sun. I am softened and stilled by their presence…

The noisy weavers dominate the bird feeders and keep me entertained by their chatter. Elegant sunbirds jostle for a place on the juice bottle and the males’ magnificent collars are an art display second to none.

my garden

My garden is a play ground for little lizards… up and down the tree branches, in and out of the flower pots, catching ants and chasing each other… Great fun to watch. And the classic, silvery-white geckos that come out at night make me feel as if my home is being looked after and over…

Snails are welcome! Their perfect shells and gentle but careful ‘feelers’ leave me in awe of their design. Slugs leave silvery trails for me to find in the morning. Oh, the friends that I have in my garden…

And that is not all…




I can do what I like in my garden

Paint a wall bright pink because I feel like some ’pink’ in my life… Leave the grapes on the vine for the starlings to eat…Plant any plants anywhere, even if it isn’t really the right place for them…Stick old plates on the wall because I like the look… Walk around in my pyjamas until midday…Sit and talk inspiring nonsense to my dogs (and my sisters or my daughter when they visit).

For a double treat, I set the mood with some music especially put together for gardening… Joy of Gardening – really relaxing! And I think my dogs enjoy it as well!

If you are like me and don’t have too much space in your garden PLUS your soil is not so great, All New Square Foot Gardening is a huge help to get results. You don’t have to worry about fertilizer or poor soil ever again because you’ll be growing above the ground.


What are some of the things you can do in your garden that make you feel utterly relaxed?


Tell us…

We all have best places for stress relief and relaxation. Gardening is definitely a big one for me!

Makes my everyday living better.


Do you love your garden as much as I love being in my garden?

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