February plans have been frustrated by consistent rain. The garden is midway and that last final push of a good concentrated month of application is awaiting.
Last year after retiring in July I enjoyed the outdoors tremendously. Gardening has been great fun. And after the suffocation of heavy hospital ward work…..simply new found spirituality. Also hard work too.
Still to do? Raised bed, rotovating, getting grass seed and wildflower seeds scattered, fences and dead hedge built, choosing new plant life, tables, chairs and small arbours and hideaways. Walls to re-point and slate slabs to choose spots for and resettle. Also the steps up to the garden, front garden and driveway renovate and clean up.
What interrupted the gardening progress last year? Boiler broke so had to have a brand new, very expensive oil fired boiler. With current regulations, it had to be re-sited in a different spot out back and a new system of flues, etc. Trouble is. Out the back had to be de-cluttered and repainted. A massive job in reality.
The dining room that I wanted to start redecorating last November put on hold. So just started yesterday and should only take about a week to 10 days. Furniture, light fittings, etc. chosen and included too.
So. Here’s a photo of an inspirational and positive stone that was a gift. I shall draw from the symbolism.
I call it ‘A new life’. Wonder why?