“Gardening is not instant, or a quick fix, do not be fooled by those programmes, life isn’t like that, be prepared for the long haul” this is my rallying speech to new clients.  Looking at The Mantles’ garden this week, just over three years since I arrived, I am proud.  Not just for me, but for the Honourables.  We have all worked hard.  When I arrived spirits were low, love was absent, the garden was a thorn, a chore, an out of control abomination consisting of desperation weed suppressant and rough bark mulch.  A desert of subsoil and Spanish bluebells.

Now it is a joy.  Love has returned.  My work here is not done.  I hope it will go on forever.  But I know it won’t.  And that is fine too.  Life is like that.

17 thoughts on “Life

  1. The garden is glorious, just what I would love to achieve in mine. Patience is the quality I’ve had to learn, and it’s not always been easy.


  2. Beautiful. Just beautiful. But Spanish bluebells mentioned as in the past? How? I’ve been trying to get rid of them for fifteen years. You achieved that in less than three? I ask again, how?

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