Ok…… here are some words Becksie NEVER EVER EVER thought she’d say….. ‘I think I might be enjoying gardening’!
Sit down people, we know this is a revelation mostly because it’s a revelation to us. BUT (never start a sentence with BUT especially all in capitals, its hugely terrible grammar) ever since Grandad Gray spent time sorting out our garden that was a disgrace Becksie has made an effort to:
a) Water if it’s not been wet.
b) Pull out weeds.
c) Actually replace a hanging basket.
d) Redo a sort of basket thing that hangs on the fence.
e) Sweep the patio.
f) Think about painting chair number 2 (but it rained so there wasn’t any point)
g) She has taken 2 trips to a garden centre (granted one of these times was a time killing exercise but it still counts).
h) Water the basket and pots outside the front of the house everyday.
i) Not kill a house plant someone gave us (more on this is a mo).
j) We have taken more care with our houseplants – watering them as necessary and not thinking ‘oh we’ll do it next week.
k) Looked at the box of seeds we owned and strongly considered planting some.
l) Picked up a free gardening magazine from the library swap box.
m) Read a bit of a book about how to garden.
Come on then whose impressed? Well….. Becskie is impressed and is determined to try to keep on top of all of the above.
As for the a fore mentioned houseplant Becksie was given this by Sandie’s dad and was very pleased with it. Becksie asked for directions as to how not to kill it. The advice dispensed was a bright sunny place, keep it moist but not flooded. This Becksie did and the plant that is called a Pentas which had one head of pink flowers now has about six heads of pink flowers. It’s surely a triumph! To say Becksie is proud of this little plant is an understatement!
So there you have it, word’s you ever thought you’d hear. Word’s Becksie never thought she’d say. Long may it continue.