Thursday, 6 June 2013
I've been very remiss recently and have not posted my Thankful Thursdays (and precious few other posts either). The reason is quite simply that since I arrived back in Scotland I have been up at the crack of dawn (well not actually 'cos sunrise today was 0425 and it would have been daylight long before that) and in bed after midnight and every waking moment has been filled with things I, generally speaking, wanted to do. I sort of decided, well actually it just happened, that the much-neglected garden was going to get a good make-over this summer. Since then I have taken every opportunity I could to work in the garden. Some days I have still been out there at 9pm. That's reminiscent of the days when I created the garden from rough croft land over 10 years whilst working six and sometimes seven days a week.
I have enjoyed every minute of it despite the sometimes strong and bitingly cold wind.
One morning's job was to make the Astilbe bed a very damp one because last years it dried out and I nearly lost most of the plants.
So today I am very thankful for my garden and the good health to be able to do the manual labour needed to make it look good again.