Friday 29 May 2015

Five on Friday

A Very Neglected Garden 

One of the things that is most frustrating about convalescence is the inability to do the things that need to be done and having to  stop yourself from doing them when you think you are fit enough but you know that you really shouldn't. 

I thought that I would show you my disgraceful garden just so that you can appreciate the beauty in yours even more.

Front and back overgrown lawns, oh how I'm itching to get out there and cut the grass, but my lawn mower is old, heavy and very temperamental and I really don't think I'm strong enough to do battle with it yet.

Flower beds choking with weeds

The weeds have taken over the gravelled and paved areas too.

 Plant pots crying out for attention

I think you can see what I mean, the weather has been cold and windy too so the garden has been thoroughly neglected, but as soon as the weather improves I will get out there and do what I can bit by bit even if it means sitting down on a stool to weed the borders.

amongst the ugly beauty still rears it's head in the form of..

Red currants beginning to form it looks like I'm going to have a hug crop this year so lots more redcurrant jelly.

Buds on my favourite rose bush even though it's standing in weeds and hasn't even been fed yet this year.

Apple blossoms on my apple tree Looking so pretty, fingers crossed I'll have some apples too.

Have a great weekend I hope that the sun is shining on you. :) xx

Linking with Amy's

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  1. The apple blossom is so pretty. I do hope you feel well enough soon to sit in the garden and do some gentle weeding but most of all just to sit in the sunshine and feel its healing rays:)

  2. Your garden looks fine, a wildlife haven, a piece of countryside full of fresh air. Don't worry about the jobs, look at it with different eyes! :-)

  3. I'm always amazed by the fact that even when I neglect my garden, it still produces so much beauty. Isn't nature wonderful! I hope you'll soon be fully recovered and able to enjoy many sunny hours in the garden.

  4. Well, Linda, you have made me feel a whole lot better about my garden. Thank you! I had intended to get on top of it this week but it's been far too cold, wet and windy here, as well. I am considering it to be a nature reserve at the moment. x

  5. It doesn't look too bad, your health is far more important than what a garden looks like. Do a little at a time when you are up to it. Lets hope the weather picks up so you can at least potter.

  6. With some work and time your garden will be ok !!! Have patience...
    Have a sunny weekend !

  7. Your garden is green and I guess it is surviving on its own as of now. Just work there only when you are 100% fine to do so.
    Today I prepared some pots for seed sowing and it was a back breaking job. I did before 10 am but still I was sweating a lot.

  8. I've been slowly working on mine too. I don't have much time to spend tending to it but baby steps. It will look better slowly but surely. It might be therapeutic too. Have a delightful day!
    xx Beca

  9. Lovely green post! have a wonderful weekend :-)

  10. There's lots of lovely hiding in there. Everything is green and lush - and I think you WILL have apples come the autumn!

  11. It still looks lovely to me. Anyway your health is more important. The apple blossom looks so pretty. X

  12. Just do what you can when you can. Honestly, it doesn't look so bad to me. I like it when weeds grow since they are the only thing that can actually survive our heat. :) It's just so hot right now and so dusty. I got some plants from my boss who is leaving the country and our one balcony gets direct sun at the end of the day so they are starting to perish. I really need to move them to the other balcony but it's already crowded under the tarp we have there. Will have to figure something out. Take care, Tammy

  13. Your yard looks great even with the weeds.


  14. I am sure that your garden will be all sorted as you want it to be in the time that it can be done. There is no rush after all, the plants will still be there! The apple blossom is beautiful, I hope that you get lots of yummy fruit this year. Thank you so much as always for joining in. I hope that you have a great weekend! xx

  15. Your garden will still be there when you feel up to it. When I was ill a few years ago, I just planted up a few pretty potsto cheer myself up and tried not to look at the rest of it!

  16. I would find that frustrating as well. There is plenty of good gardening weather ahead, so I expect we will soon see some "after" photos. As for feeding roses, I never think to do this! Maybe the compost that I spread every year has made the soil good for roses.

  17. This was so timely as I have only just begun to get my few little planters in order. Here in Wisconsin it's not safe to plant out until late May - but nobody tells the weeds that so they just flourish away while I wait for the last frost to pass!

    Hope you're feeling better soon, Linda, and able to get out in your garden. :)

  18. Oh no you mustn't be tempted, your garden will still be there when you are able. I wish I lived in the North East rather than the North West cos I would pop the mower over it for you. The Apple Blossom is beautiful, fingers crossed for a harvest this year and your roses and currants are looking great too. Have a lovely weekend and please be patient xxx

  19. You have such a beautiful, mature garden. How I wish I had a currant plant. I have a blood orange tree and lemon tree and they have no fruit on them! Maybe next year. Your apple blossoms are beautiful and I'm sure you will enjoy the fruits, too. My best wishes to you :)

  20. Make sure you take time to recover fully before taking up the cudgel. Your garden will still be there and you will feel fit enough to tackle it! Have a good, restful weekend.
    Jacqui xx

  21. It doesn't look that bad! Honest! Gardening is hard work and you must take care of yourself before you can come to the aid of your garden! Sitting down and weeding I have found is wonderful on saving both your back, legs and just generally making the whole tiresome process a lot easier. I have fibromyalgia so I always am at mostly half speed from the days before I got sick so I look for ways to ease the process so I can still do things in the garden. Believe me when I say your garden is not that bad. For the weeds in the cracks of your walkway, have you ever tried pouring boiling water on them? It is a wonderfully easy way to get rid of weeds right down to the root! Pour a kettle or two or more of boiling water on them and walk away. The next day they will be all shriveled and you can easily pull out the dead weed!!!

    Well, it has been great meeting you and I look forward to future visits!!!
    Hugs for now from across the pond,
    Beth P
    #18 Five on Friday


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