Busy doing nothing

Eremurus or the Fox Tail Lily

Eremurus or the Fox Tail Lily

I have been busy doing nothing. I know this is an awful thing to admit as doing nothing, been wanted by no one, is the worst of all social failings. It also leaves no excuse as to why I haven’t been into the garden. ( I did go out once to see if the drain was over flowing again but I’m not sure that counts as gardening.) I’m beginning to feel a bit depressed by this inability to grasp the nettle. So, I have decided that on Friday I’m going to do it. There isn’t any rain forecast and I’m going to go out and garden. I’ll set the timer for twenty minutes and see how it goes.

It is now wednesday and I missed that Friday and now the next Friday is rapidly approaching. I see that the problem is a failure to do a proper autumn tidy. No wonder its such a big event in the gardening calendar. If it wasn’t in such a mess to start with, it wouldn’t be such an impossible hill of neglect to climb.

The solution I think is to buy something. Accordingly, I have ordered some Eremurus and Canna bulbs. This kills two birds with one stone. Firstly, I will have to go out and plant them or they will die, which means I will have done something. Secondly, I have never grown either before so that means buying them fulfils this years resolution to disrupt the natural order of things and there by gain greater mental health and strength. Who would have thought Cannas of all things could improve mental health.


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