So much has been happening in my life lately. I am always busy with something or other and I cannot seem to just sit still anymore. There is so much to see, experience and to do that I sometimes feel I need an extra day in between Saturday and Sunday.
One of the hobbies/tasks that I have recently begun has been gardening. I mentioned it briefly once before in this post. Who would have thought that I would be enjoying it this much?
Now, I can hear some of you ask why not get a gardener?
Well, we had one; however, he only rocked up to clean the garden when he needed money, not to mention that he planted a dagga plant in the garden. I was so pissed off with that and he still had the audacity to tell us (my mom and I) that we should not get rid of it, because it is medicinal dagga that he smokes for his chest. WTF? Can you just imagine if the cops rocked up to do a search at the house? My mom and I would have been arrested and not the gardener.
It was then that I pulled the plant out of the ground, threw it away and told Biker Man about it because the gardener is scared of Biker Man. Anyways, we are not the only unit the gardener worked at, and we do not know how many other units found the strange plant in their gardens, but after that stupid mistake, I told my mom that I would save the money we pay him and do it myself….
I’ll admit that it has taken some getting used to and it has certainly not been easy. However, I am starting to enjoy it. I put lawn dressing on the lawn earlier this month and it has grown tremendously into a lush green carpet, you could actually hear the grass growing. There is still a small corner that needs one or two pieces of grass because our dog, Lizzie, loves chasing the lizards that live there.
I still plan to start a Zen garden in the other corner with some stones that I bought and I want to buy one or two Bougainvillea to start creeping up against the wall between our garden and the neighbours. Then I would like to get some Lavender for the garden as well.
We added a bird bath feature to the garden as well, which has surprisingly become popular with our feathered friends.
There is still quite a bit to do, but I am hoping that I inherited my Dad and Ouma’s green fingers and that in no time, the garden will look awesome and I will be able to post some photos. 🙂