Before and after .....Gardening saves the day!
D0rdogne_Damsel Saint Yrieix La Perche, Haute Vienne/Dordogne border. FrancePosts: 3,362
It's a long complictaed saga but 4 years ago, on a shoestring I bought a property in France with a dream of creating an English Tearoom. Today, I was taking pictures of the latest 'improvement' a sunshade/raincover. As we prepare to open after 7 long months of closure due to Covid I realised how far we have actually come. The garden has become integral in the success of the Tearoom and gardening has what has got me through 'lockdown/confinement and all the stress and strain related to it. It's a backdrop that creates a lovely relaxed atmosphere, it's a safe area for kids to play whilst parents relax, it's a place to escape from a busy world with a cup of tea and a slice of cake, it softens the hard world we live in and is a reason to get up n the morning, even if it is just to check if the slugs have eaten our precious plants....I am so looking forward to re-opening after such a long time and welcoming guests back into my garden. The dream has become a reality, thank goodness for the love of gardening. https://photos.app.goo.gl/CZPdbKpLkUkMVF6j6
"To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul." — Alfred Austin