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  • sanjy67sanjy67 Posts: 1,007

    Planting is my favourite but i get satisfaction from cuttings rooting and seeds although that requires a lot of my patience image

  • LoxleyLoxley Posts: 5,051

    Planting / moving / splitting and replanting... composing with plants and anticipating, and (relatively quickly) seeing, the results. Yep, I like raising seeds and cuttings too, but find it agonising... splitting a clump of perennials and putting them straight into their new places is instantly satisfying. 

  • WintersongWintersong Posts: 2,436

    It's probably easier to say what I don't like about gardening such as using chemicals when I am forced to, suffering the loss of something for a year or forever to pests and diseases, damage done by the weather is frustrating 

    Everything else is as enjoyable as it is necessary to my well being. Just couldn't imagine not being outside, whatever time of year  

  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 20,967

    I like pricking out and  potting on in the greenhouse on cool days and planting in the flower beds, best. To do with being involved in the garden, but not actual work, I like wandering around sniffing the scent of the flowers, especially roses.

    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • PalaisglidePalaisglide Posts: 3,414

    Sitting on the recliner with a glass in my hand after a busy morning, at my age you pace yourself. There is a lovely sheltered sun tra p at the bottom end you can disappear from the world for a while.


  • Ha, ha!  Just love Frank's (Palaisglide) reply above, I couldn't agree more......but I do enjoy growing things from seed and taking cuttings.   I would love to invest in another greenhouse, but it's so exposed where I liveimage

  • WintersongWintersong Posts: 2,436

    I even like it when I take the lid off my compost bin and see the next stage along from previously image am I sad? 

  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 13,244

    A combination of Frank's and Verdun's would be perfect for me, although I do struggle to plant stuff whilst holding a glass.

    There are ashtrays of emulsion,
    for the fag ends of the aristocracy.

    S.Yorkshire/Derbyshire border
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,528

    I like giving the garden a good looking at. Only problem is that  then I see a job to be done.

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