“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.