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Hello, so, yesterday I had a few minutes of Sun, then rain, then Sun, so I did a few shores in the garden, namely dragging pots and changing the position of some plants, digging weeds and moving plants for bigger pots, etc. Of course, I was dressed for the occasion, including coat, which after a while made me sweat a lot, I was red, with mud everywhere, and in a few occasions, trying desperately to move plants out of pots without damaging, pulling, swearing, using hands and feet, in what I imagine must have been an entire show for those passing or my neighbours.
Is it just me or any of you have this garden-awkward-red-carpet moments?


  • I have them all the time when I'm out in the front garden. I've been seen digging in nice dresses, cutting the grass in flip flops and all-sorts. 
    Getting hot and sweaty under your coat is a common occurrence. I went for a six into some shrubs whilst dead heading in the summer and hoped that nobody noticed. Of course they probably did.
  • I’ve got to the stage where I hope someone does notice ... in case my knee gives way and I fall on my face again ... I might need helping up 🙄 

    So I don’t care any more if I’m providing entertainment for the neighbours and passers by ... it’s all part of life’s rich pattern 😊 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • PosyPosy Posts: 3,601
    No, I am always the very definition of glamour when I garden. Passers by gasp at the sight.
  • WilderbeastWilderbeast Posts: 1,412
    We have on old railway embankment at the end of our garden the early morning dog walkers get a laugh as I stroll around in my dressing gown with coffee and secateurs pottering before the work day ahead. I do add that is usually about 6 am when I out and about and have some of my most successful gardening moments inspired by the sunrises 😃
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 50,201
    I always look a mess. 
    I went through a long period when I felt I lived in dirty, paint/earth/twig/sealant covered clothing. Doing up houses and gardens at the same time doesn't help you look your best.
    Not sure what my excuse is the rest of the time...
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • TopbirdTopbird Posts: 7,706
    Always a mistake to go into the garden in ‘normal’ clean clothes. Step outside to do a 5 minute ‘clean’ job - always get distracted - an hour later there’s usually muddy knees and dirty hands and sleeves.🤨
    Heaven is ... sitting in the garden with a G&T and a cat while watching the sun go down
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 50,201
    The trick is to remember to wash the hands before bringing in a load of white washing....
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • LoxleyLoxley Posts: 5,040
    My biggest embarrassment is how long I spend out there, in my postage stamp of a garden, just staring and ruminating in intense concentration as I ponder my next 'design change'... I must look completely bonkers.
  • So glad it isn't just me  B) I talk, protest and make faces!!!!
  • AndyDeanAndyDean Posts: 157
    @WillDB Ha, yes, me too! My family are fairly merciless in ribbing me for my ability to get distracted by plants...
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