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richhondacrichhondac Posts: 222
Is it just me or or when your in your early 30s and your doing a spot of gardening on the front garden everyone is surprised.


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 82,743

    I think that says more about the neighbours than it does about you Rich image

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • ClaringtonClarington Posts: 4,949

    I'm not even into my 30s and have never had comment passed about my gardening aside from "you can do ours when you're finished".

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 82,743

    All gardeners on here are 27 image

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • LoxleyLoxley Posts: 5,051

    I remember in my twenties doing it at dusk, hoping nobody would see!

  • LoxleyLoxley Posts: 5,051

    Gardening, that is! imageimage

  • Or 24 like me image

    I get a few surprised faces but yes I also get the "You can do ours when you're finished" comment.

  • PerkiPerki Posts: 2,328

    People don't seem to be surprised when they see me pottering about in the garden. I think most people are used to seeing me now. I get the same comment "You can do my garden "

    I think I get more looks when I am visiting the GC 

  • I definitely get a few look at the GC, specially when I'm loading up on compost.

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 50,262

    I still get odd looks....image

    Will image

    I always think it's lovely to see 'young people' gardening. I only had a flat till I was in my thirties, but it had a tiny strip about 1 metre by 2 in front of the bay window which I tended. I had the bug properly then image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • Lily PillyLily Pilly Posts: 3,845

    I remember being stopped and told how hoeing should be done.

    It turned out she was the local NAFAS president who was putting me right. We were friends till she died.  She taught me sooooo much

    Weeds are flowers, too, once you get to know them.”
    A A Milne
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