It’s been some time since I put my hands in the soil.
I am a laissez-faire kind of gardener, pottering in spurts when the urge hits. There are some wonderful native successes in our garden beds and a few gaps where I need to try again.
So it’s time for some creative gardening therapy.
I buy many of my plants from Annabelle and Anthony of Bilby Blooms native plant nursery in Binnaway. Their property is spectacular, their knowledge is amazing and they are the loveliest people.
I have been trying to keep track of which plants I have and where I put them, I even have a plan somewhere that I must add to now.
Plant names are intriguing, Latin and common, not that I am good at remembering them.
I have visions of a little hide away, building up layers of bushes, shrubs and small trees to create refuge for birds and other critters, shade, scent, texture and privacy, as well as some colourful native flower displays.
We also have some fruit trees, roses, fragrant herbes, palm trees, a giant eucalyptus and succulents.
We’ll have to find spots for our hammocks and make time to relax in them with a good book. Garden nooks to sit in are important. We don’t do enough garden sitting, so here’s to plenty of future garden sitting and pondering.
For me, it seems there is not much difference between wondering and wandering. It has always helped me find inspiration. Creative dabbling is good for the soul, I couldn't imagine life without it and often surprise myself by what I come up with.