selective focus photo of wildflowers
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The purple flowers wind their way

Around the washing pole, biting at

The bright white sheets flapping in the breeze.

Uncontrolled they’ll eat the garden

Manicured last year, and now

It’s swamped with such expert ease.

She pulls them up with rubber gloves

Watching as they spring up faster than

She can pull the roots in muddy clumps

Neat only while she’s praying, pulling on her knees.

My garden is an absolute hell hole and I have no idea what to do with it. I have never been taught how to garden, and if I’m being honest, between keeping the inside of the flat tidy, and doing marking and planning for work, I’m feeling a bit too lazy to deal with it.

When we moved back in, the tenant had really let it go and I did a great job pulling up all the brambles. And that was where it ended.

One day, I’m going to get myself to Homebase and buy pots and gravel and flowers and I will have a beautiful little garden. But for now, I’ll just have to enjoy the wildflowers that are strangling everything around them.

Much Love

Rachel xx

3 thoughts on “weeds

  1. Margot Kinberg

    I hope you’re not too disappointed with yourself about the garden, Rachel. Wildflowers are beautiful, too. And the bees love them, so you’re helping the planet. And in any case, you can’t do it all; no-one has that much energy.

  2. juliadeniro

    Don’t worry about the wildflowers; they’re beautiful in their own way. My parents’ lawn always has violets and dandelions growing on it; I know I’d rather have that than a smooth lawn bare of wildflowers.

  3. Smelly Socks and Garden Peas

    Ha I used no mow May as an excellent excuse to let the garden get messy. My veg patch is full of clover, but I’ve just dug a hole in the middle of it and stuck a cucumber plant in without clearing away the weeds. They keep the bees happy so they’re staying!

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