Above: The results of an hour of clearing the caterpillar-ridden purple-sprouting broccoli, French beans and weeds.
We have spent over a third of August away from home, so started tackling a few things in the garden again this week. I have a lot of plans in my head, some notes scrawled on bits of paper and even a few rough sketches of plans and ideas but putting them into action is another matter! Maybe being physically busy and tired will be mentally and emotionally beneficial? Well… I’ve just done a web search and these quotes below have come up and resonate with me:
When the world wearies and society fails to satisfy, there is always the garden(Minnie Aumonier – 19th century poet)
The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul. (Alfred Austin – 1896 appointed Poet Laureate)