Have you ever had one of those frightful dreams in which you are running very fast and yet cannot seem to move at all? That is how my garden (sorry The Brazilian – our garden) is making me feel. I have spent every weekend of the month at hard labour, and look what there is to show for it: nada (as The B might say). No plants, no shrubs, no flars. Just earth, roots and rubble.
And then I look back at this photo from December and realise that I have done something (mostly shifted concrete):
And even more since November, when it all began:
So when I’m exhausted after a whole day spent digging up enormous roots and feel as though I’ve got nowhere at all…
… I can stop worrying and know that things are progressing, however slowly.
‘End of month view’ is hosted by Helen at The Patient Gardener.