Here I am: Pottering

in the potting shedHere I am, pottering. I am busy organizing another craft stall for this weekend, as well as my normal work routine. I’m getting there. In between phone calls and writing emails, I retreat to the garden.

It demands work too, but at the same time provides peace. Fresh air and room to think. If I was to measure my progress by the number of pots in the potting shed, I’d say that I must have a lot of plants in pots elsewhere, which is good.

sweetcorn seedlingsOr maybe I should measure it by the height of my sweetcorn plants. They are growing well in the kitchen garden. This one is the only plant that is spreading its lanky leaves this direction. The rest are 90 degrees rotated. No idea why.

Tying up the peasThe peas are shooting away. Another good measure. They were trying to form a mat on the ground. I spent time this morning, tying them up and encouraging them to grow up the poles. I don’t mind them grabbing another’s pole, so long as they don’t do it before they’ve clad their own pole for a few inches.

lavenderOur lavender bushes are starting to flower. Not enough to attract the bees, but I know they will soon.

tom thumb fuchsia

The Tom Thumb fuchsia is flowering too. I remember popping the buds as a child. I was told not to, but it is so tempting.

nice day roseThe Nice Day rose always flowers in June. It was a wedding present and never fails to flower running up to our anniversary. Maybe as a gentle reminder.

My head is full of organizing thoughts. Not my normal state, but pottering around the garden is the perfect balance.

Here I am: pottering.

7 thoughts on “Here I am: Pottering

  • Friday 10 June, 2016 at 11:04 am

    Oh I’m envious of your garden! Hopefully ours will be looking like that, not this year though, hopefully next year 🙂 I love the word “pottering”.

    • Saturday 11 June, 2016 at 1:32 am

      There are areas of the garden that are a lot less impressive, I just don’t photograph them! I’m sure your garden is going to look amazing.

  • Friday 10 June, 2016 at 12:47 pm

    The garden is such a wonderful peaceful place to think (when the kids are in school). Sounds like your garden is coming along nicely.

    • Saturday 11 June, 2016 at 1:33 am

      It is a good place to think and have time to myself.

  • Saturday 11 June, 2016 at 8:25 am

    Beautiful flowers, I’m just at the start of growing my garden and I’m finding that pottering is the perfect way to relax and take a little time out. #wotW

    • Saturday 11 June, 2016 at 8:34 am

      How lovely that you are enjoying your garden. It is a great way to unwind.

  • Saturday 11 June, 2016 at 5:21 pm

    Hi Cheryl, what a nice way to clear your head. I am a hopeless gardener, but my Dad has always enjoyed pottering in the garden. I wonder how many children used to pop those fuchsia, me and my sister did the same and Mum used to go mad.

    Hope you have a good weekend pottering around.


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