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Gardening on Our Own

I love the solitude of being with nature, amongst my annual challenges through the various seasons.

Training them and learning from them. Having my “moments” with them.

I do this alone for the pleasure it gives me when I have my successes, and then to be able to share my vista, my ongoing and ever changing palette, with family and visitors.

Is this what our collective pastime of gardening is about?

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  • B3B3 Posts: 11,559

    I enjoy the solitude too.  You can have deep and meaningful thoughts while committing herbicide!

    In London. Keen but lazy.
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  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 15,290

    I am just the same as Holly, lots of seeds and cuttings going on, love it out there on my own, we are miles from anywhere so completely peaceful. Days in the greenhouse are especially nice. 

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 16,251

    Oh give me a home where the buffalo roam,
    Where the deer and the antelope play,
    Where seldom is heard a discouraging word,
    And the skies are not cloudy all day.

    Chorus:   Home, home on the range,
    Where the deer and the antelope play,
    Where seldom is heard a discouraging word,
    And the skies are not cloudy all day.

    Where the air is so pure, and the zephyrs so free,
    The breezes so balmy and light,
    That I would not exchange my home on the range,
    For all of the cities so bright.

    The Red man was pressed from this part of the west,
    He's likely no more to return,
    To the banks of the Red River where seldom if ever
    Their flickering campfires burn.

    How often at night when the heavens are bright,
    With the light from the glittering stars,
    Have I stood there amazed and asked as I gazed,
    If their glory exceeds that of ours.

    Oh, I love these wild flowers in this dear land of ours,
    The curlew I love to hear cry,
    And I love the white rocks and the antelope flocks,
    That graze on the mountain slopes high.

    Oh give me a land where the bright diamond sand,
    Flows leisurely down in the stream;
    Where the graceful white swan goes gliding along,
    Like a maid in a heavenly dream.

    Then I would not exchange my home on the range,
    Where the deer and the antelope play;
    Where seldom is heard a discouraging word,
    And the skies are not cloudy all day.



    Yes indeedy!image

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 7,650

    Wow, you have Buffalo pansy?!?!

    Time is never time at all
    You can never ever leave
    Without leaving a piece of youth
  • ButtercupdaysButtercupdays Posts: 2,662

    No buffalo, but until a few years ago there were wild wallabies living on a hill not far from hereimage

  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 16,251

    We have sheep next door just now but wallabies sound great.image

    I think gardening is an activity which can only really be carried out alone.

    Unless something heavy has to be carried, of course.

    Then the other person is called in to do that.image

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 28,438

    I don't have another person pansyface ..I know my place...image image

    I rather like being on my own - to garden or otherwise. It's very satisfying  image

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


  • AllspotzAllspotz Posts: 33

    I have only recently "got into" gardening, starting about 5 years ago when our youngest was born, as I wanted my children to have a nice garden to be in.  So unfortunately, with a dog, 2 cats and 2 children, gardening time for me is not very peaceful at times.

    However, on the rare occasions when baby is sleeping and the other still at school, there is nothing nicer than being out in the garden, pottering and listening to the birds.    

  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 15,290

    I wouldnt  go that far Pansy, bu we do have sheep or cattle in the field, the odd tiny deer, fox and badgers. Plenty of pheasants. 

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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