Whenever I see in my garden something which needs attention, I find myself wishing that I had a gardener in my employ. At times, it is just a strong nimble person that I need for a bit of tree trimming, or for lifting bags of lawn dressing. Sometimes I need someone with knowledge- to ask if I need to move my hydrangea, or which rose spray is the best.
When I read Miss Marple stories that have gardeners in them, I feel a thrill- what I would do if I had a gardener of my own!! I would set them to tasks such as water fountains, roses and other flowers, herb gardens, specimen trees, watering and fertilizing, mowing and trimming, vegetable plots and blueberries, oh my, I feel quite giddy…. perhaps a cup of tea and a lie down is in order….