Gardening gets you closer to nature. Being outdoors in the weather, noticing the chill of a breeze or the warmth of May sun, the natural world comes closer.
Nature comes in all sort of guises – from the earthworms in the compost, the robin who bugs you to turn over soil, to the buzzard that cries overhead.
A garden is a web of living, breathing entities, sharing the space in harmony.
Your role as a gardener, is to make as many lives as possible, possible.
At least, that’s what I think.
Where’s that trowel?
Harvesting our garden’s verdant bounty
is our intention – we arrange planting,
watering, bedding – all toward our goal:
to indulge keenly in nature’s harvest.
Stretching front and back, our garden surrounds
the safe fulcrum of our lives: our dwelling
is characterised through the commitment
we put into this, our sanctuary.
Enjoying a barbecue with a friend,
taking time to sit with someone special,
watching a bird enjoy the water bath:
we value spending time in the garden.
The garden is home to a plethora
of creatures, living in the nooks, niches
and crannies we’ve created: this is home
for these guys, too – the garden’s also theirs.
Flying insects tumbling and gyring
provide fascinating entertainment –
mice nests, slow worms and frogs – fellow creatures
share our space: pure, endless satisfaction.
Our garden’s under our control – we know
we create habitat to harbour our
companions – the apples are a nice
bonus, the creatures are the true bounty.