I’ve had one of those weeks; feeling totally frazzled and strung out with work and so tired. So today I left the office early. And spent some time weeding in my garden and now feel so much better. I think as you potter around in the borders, weeding and dead-heading, finding (joy of joys) that at least some of the dahlias you took a chance on last autumn, gave a thick duvet of mulch and then left in situ, are beginning to shoot; all the noise in your head slips away. I’m still bone-tired, but my head is my own again and I know I will cope with whatever work throws at me tomorrow. And then it is the weekend, and with luck I’ll be outdoors again, in the garden or on the allotment, and both if I can get away with it!
And the other lovely thing is that the new gardening books I ordered, two on the recommendation of Flighty, have arrived – now I’m spoilt for choice on which to read first!
This photo shows my borders last September, the dahlias in the foreground (just stems and buds among the phlox) are the ones I’ve discovered today.