I can hardly believe it, but I've spent the last week or so taming our garden, otherwise known as The Jungle. I took a photo of it, but it was just a mass of tall green plants everywhere, and besides, Gorgeous Husband accidentally deleted it from the camera anyway.
I have to admit, I'm a bit of a "fits and starts" type of gardener. I get really stuck in doing it for a while, and then, one day, without warning, I can't be bothered. Which is why the garden hasn't been touched by human hands for about 18 months or so. Nature, however, has been one busy girl!
I have hacked away vegetation, and we've taken 38 bin bags of "garden waste" to the tip. I can't believe it myself. It was full of bindweed, stinging nettles, ivy, thorny brambles and some weed that sticks to you when you touch it. Don't know its name, but it's main positive feature is that it pulls up easily and doesn't sting you.
These are my new strawberry garden wellies. I wore the last pair of wellies out, and also killed off a pair of gardening gloves. When I said it was a big job, I mean, it was a BIG JOB! I started the gardening job with a manicure of 10 nicely shaped nails, and finished it with....the same 10! It must be due to the gardening gloves and all the layers of nail polish making them like iron.
All this weeding out has made me think of other things that maybe I should "weed out" as well. I have been divesting myself of clothes and shoes, and even managed to get rid of some magazines. (Those are my drug of choice... I should join Magazines Anonymous.)
Another view next to my greeny-white grass. (Not a weed, I actually planted them.)