Most of you are writing such wonderful posts of all your achievements in the garden for 2016 and for all your hopes in 2017. I certainly didn’t achieve much last year, the only new bit done was the gravel garden at the back. I couldn’t even keep up with the normal maintenance and have had to get someone to help me sort out the mess that had appeared in all the beds.
So far between us, we have sorted out half the garden, the beds nearest the house and the ones that we can see from the windows.
The rest will be done soon I hope and hopefully one more border will have a makeover during the summer.
The undergardener is still having chemo, and is not able to do any gardening as the side effects are cumulative and now, even in good weeks, he is very weak and wobbly. His eighth session is tomorrow, 2 more to go after that.
I had a bad reaction to the flu jab they give to us oldies in the autumn and haven’t been very good for quite a number of weeks now, all the muscle pains have returned which does limit how much gardening I can do each day.
It might have been frosty first thing, but now the sun is out and just look at that blue sky, good enough to tempt me out this afternoon and get a little bit of gardening done!
With all the flowers starting to pop up, the sunshine and the garden are tempting me to be outside once more. If I manage to do a little each day, I’m sure the garden will eventually be back to how I like it.
I wish you all a very Happy New Year and hope that it is a healthier one for both of us here.