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Why does gardening always have to be so messy!!!!

madpenguinmadpenguin Isle of WightPosts: 2,390

Every year I tell myself that I will simplify my garden so that I can potter about (like they do on TV wearing nice clothes and carrying a pretty trug filled with carefully snipped roses!!).

Instead I end up getting extremely muddy and soaked to the skin (cleaning out the pond) and today I am cleaning pots that should have been done when emptied last year.Space is restricted so I am always tripping over something,right now my patio looks like this........


It is also very cold,I know I should be enjoying it but today I am not.Sorry for the moan,shall now go outside again and tidy up.......

“Every day is ordinary, until it isn't.” - Bernard Cornwell-Death of Kings


  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 26,281

    It's mud pies for grown ups.  I don't mind getting messy if the end result is good and I get a good shower or bath afterwards.

    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • madpenguinmadpenguin Isle of WightPosts: 2,390

    I know I should be enjoying it really!!!

    To think in just 5 months it should be like this!


    “Every day is ordinary, until it isn't.” - Bernard Cornwell-Death of Kings
  • PerkiPerki Rossendale - LancashirePosts: 2,018

    It looks lovely Penguin image 

  • Bright starBright star Wrea GreenPosts: 1,021

    I look like a baglady when I'm in the garden, I wear my oldest clothing rejects which have usually got paint splashes on them too. This year I thought I should smarten myself up when I'm in the garden so santa brought me a posh Sara Raven apron which covers up most of my tatty clothing!?

    Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 29,200

    I must be a filthy , lazy old mare. I've never washed pots. It'll rain on them,that'll do  , won't it?

  • GrannybeeGrannybee Sunny South EnglandPosts: 271

    I am just like Bright Star. Last week I had a bonfire and the sparks made holes in my baggy add to the paint splashes.

  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 9,770

    Love getting filthy [ in the garden!! ]

    I don't wash mine either Hosta, in fortunately I don't tidy them away either, so they tend to blow away.

    Southern trees bear a strange fruit
    Blood on the leaves and blood at the root
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 29,200

    Punkdoc, guilty as charged. 

    I'm about to do my round up of pots. It's like those films you see with all the crabs lined up ready to move up a size and the one behind ready to take over the shell. With me it's agapanthus

  • B3B3 Posts: 18,774

    Muddy clothes in the garden is ok. Dressing gown in tescos no.

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 29,200

    onesies on the school run??? NO

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