edited February 2019
How true!😊 .My Dad kept his garden beautifully,with hanging baskets and pots overflowing with Trailing Petunias,till he died aged 90. We used to chat for hours about our gardens,I can visualise him now, sitting on his upturned kneeler,with a mug of tea, or sometimes a can of John Smiths!!!
Anyway I inherited the kneeler,and do exactly the same.........without the beer I hasten to add!!😁😁
The whole truth is an instrument that can only be played by an expert.
My Dad had an allotment which provided the family with all the veg we needed and fruits in the summer including grapes. At the time we didn't really appreciate all the hard work that must have gone into producing it all (probably restricted to weekends and summer evenings). My Mother took it all for granted and had no interest in gardening. When my Dad passed away and my mother had downsized to a house with garden back and front she turned out to be extremely good herself. Never thought she would buy a lawnmower! I have always been interested in gardening so am glad it has been passed on to me. Something my Mother used to do which really intrigued me was to empty the teapot (when cold) on the hydrangea as she said it would change the colour of the flowers to blue I think it was. Whether she succeeded I wouldn't like to say.
Keeping to the subject of the thread I do have ferns on my allotment but just the common ones which I inherited.
hello… did you end up leaving the Boston fern outside over winter?