I love this time of year when everything you have been growing is large and in charge, the tomatoes are starting to blush, the beans are plump and green, and the grass is wild. I've been entirely inconsistent in my garden this year, I am surprised that anything has survived. I have been up and down with motivation and mood this summer, so only sparingly took the time to properly care for my plants. It was sort of a last minute decision to even grow any veg this year. I get these grand ideas and then lose interest in them over time. However, one thing that is consistent, is the wonderful feeling that I get when I have spent some time in the garden. Even if I don't really feel like doing anything, I can not deny that I always feel happier and more grounded after a little time in my garden.
As I mentioned, it was a late in the season decision to grow anything substantial this year. Therefore, my choice of what to grow was very limited by how far into the season it already was. However, I did get pretty lucky at the garden centre. The peppers, tomatoes, and chills I grew this year were all from the clearance section as baby plants. They were really looking sad and very ready planting out, so naturally the price was dropped significantly. I love the clearance section, as all these plants need is a little tender loving care. I am always pleasantly surprised when plants do even better than I expected. But at prices like the clearance section, it‘s not even that bad is they don‘t work out.
I dare not show you the rest of my garden though! My grass hasn’t been cut in three weeks and the weeds are taking over my rockery and patio. I could do with spending a day or two having a good tidy up out there. However, I just can‘t bring myself to do it. It really, really needs it. It’s a tough old job being a mum, working and trying to stay on top of everything that goes on. I don’t know how some women seem to have it all together, and I’m here just about keeping my kids happy and myself sane. No matter which end of the mummy spectrum you fall, you’re kicking butt. Have a great week, and if you have a moment do a little gardening, as I promise it will bring a smile to your face!