Kipling’s Words of Wisdom

Gardens are not made by singing 'Oh, how beautiful,' and sitting in the shade. - Rudyard Kipling

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….

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2 thoughts on “Kipling’s Words of Wisdom

  1. I’m building a greenhouse next spring- with old windows and doors. A greenhouse to start baby sprouts off and perhaps keep my previous years flowers alive for a new life the following spring. I must build one that adds to the charm of my house and yard, so it will take some planning (which I love to do) and a LOT of elbow grease and the exact right vintage wood windows…. I’m excited to dream of it and hope the end result lives up to my imagination! 🙂


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