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mushermusher Posts: 389
For me its spiritual, a small place where time stands still. Where the rest of this frantic world with out notice beyond my natures hedges goes whirling by.


  • pansyfacepansyface Posts: 22,723

    Just the best place in the world.image

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
    If you live in Derbyshire, as I do.
  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 14,614

    The place that enabled me to get over the worst of my depression and gave me the belief that there was still something that I could do well.

    Much of my life has not returned to normal, but the garden keeps me happy [ ish ] and gives my life purpose.

    Hope that doesn't sound to miserable.

    How can you lie there and think of England
    When you don't even know who's in the team

    S.Yorkshire/Derbyshire border
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,353

    doc - it's everything you want it to be and encourages looking forward rather than back. I hope it will do that for you more and more  image

    I'm with you re being creative Verd. That's really the bit I enjoy most.

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

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,739

    all of the above.

    Let's hope you get a lot more from it Punkdoc.

    And no, it didn't sound miserable.

  • Lou12Lou12 Posts: 1,149

    Yes definitely a sanctuary, I don't care about the house nearly as much as the garden. We built a summer house with a woodburner in at the bottom so we can get away from it all and enjoy it in summer and winter. The minute I get back from work I go and look at the garden image

  • RedwingRedwing Posts: 1,458

    It is a place of work, a place of rest, a place of dreams........these days I am a wild gardener encouraging  birds  is a top priority.


    Based in Sussex, I garden to encourage as many birds to my garden as possible.
  • Reading all the above has put a smile on my face... living with a non-gardener I sometimes feel I have to justify my obsession, but not with you lot cos you absolutely understand.  image

    Since 2019 I've lived in east Clare, in the west of Ireland.
  • My OH does have redeeming features though... we've been together 40 years.  image

    Since 2019 I've lived in east Clare, in the west of Ireland.
  • mushermusher Posts: 389
    Yes Liriodendron, l can relate to that.If their not interested in gardening. Heaven and earth couldn't shift em
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