Thursday, 28 June 2012

Weeding Out

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.

                                              Strawberry motif wellies from Charlie's £9.99

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.) 

One thing that has been perculating around in my brain as I have my nose in the dirt (literally) is I am wondering if I might be ready to get rid of some relationships as well.  Some that don't really "go" anywhere and haven't been what I would call "satisfying" for some time.  Does that mean they are ready for the bin bag?  Or am I just too sentimental for that?  It seems to be a time of sifting and sorting.

Another view next to my greeny-white grass. (Not a weed, I actually planted them.)


Mrs. D said...

I hear you! I should do something similar but with my room!


Melanie said...

About sorting through relationships, I think that's a great idea. I say that because I've done that and the positive impact on my life has been remarkable. Good luck with your sorting in the garden, in your closets, in your relationships. Love your wellies!

Susan said...

Gardening inspires me as well. After planting flowers I go on to beautify myself, my home or my wardrobe. And weeding or transplanting likewise inspires me to clean up my life in all other areas. (I also have pink Wellies, but think it would be lovely to get florals like yours.)

Diann said...

I can't seem to come close to keeping up with all the weeds growing in our yard/gardens. This year has been insane. The boots are so cute!

The Style Crone said...

Your wellies are a delight! Sounds to me that you're cleaning up all the areas of your life! What an inspiration you provide, and hope to follow in your footsteps.

Vix said...

We did the same earlier this year, I've lost count of how often we went to the tip but the council employees started to question us as to whether we were running a business!
Love those wellies, they'd make fab planters if you ever wear them out. x

Anonymous said...

Oh your Wellies are just great!!!