And if that goes rusty, then you're in trouble.
I may be hapless but there's no excuse for neglect. Yet, I've found it harder and harder to stay on top of the garden, to give it my attention, time and care.
Gradually, fuelled by the rain and gloomy weather the weeds have assumed control, and all manner of crops have failed. Rubbish has collected, the garden left overgrown, tired and defeated.
|Even the cat looks at me with disappointment|
I realised this couldn't go on. Intervention was needed.
I took time off work, to co-incide with 4 days of forecast sunshine (otherwise known as The British Summer).
We started slowly, the garden and me. We flitted around the edges, I cleared some weeds here and there, without making much difference. I tackled the 'lawn' and planted some radish and started to notice a difference; the trust was returning.
Then, I went for it. I took a saw to the bloated bay tree, and hacked my way through the invasive bushes.
|Herb corner, raspberries and the remains of the Buddleia!|