Well put SD.

My garden is my haven,my place to choose to be alone or not,a place to mull over problems, and cheer myself up if it has been a bad day.

I get great satisfaction from growing and picking my own veg,nothing tastes better , pottering down the garden and picking what you will be cooking that day is a real pleasure.

I love just sitting and looking at the flowers and shrubs and enjoying the peace and tranquility.The wildlife is an added bonus.

To me gardening is  a hobby and a joy,and over the past few months since joining this forum,I have been able to share my love of gardening with like minded people,enjoy a sociable chat, and get good advice when needed.


  • GillyLGillyL Posts: 1,077

    Totally agree Verdun,

    I could not bear to grow for competitions where carrots are measured religiously for length and everything has to be as big as possible.

    The best rule about gardening is there are no rules.

  • patty3patty3 Posts: 129

    Hi, S D

    I too find peace and pleasure in gardening, and how every year is different.

     it is good for the soul to be in touch with nature.

    You do have a way with words, the dog story was so nice.

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 19,762

    Gilly- ditto everything you said in your first post image

    SD- I'm not a 'dog' person but there's a tear rolling down my cheek right now.

    Gardens give us so much pleasure- in so many different ways don't they?

    to walk through a forest is to touch the past

  • How lovely this thread is- I too am in tears.

    My mum always says gardening is good for the soul.



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