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    • #19147

      I got my own roses from the garden.
      No one needs to give me flowers.
      Soon I will have lilies in many colors.
      Men are not needed and not welcome.

    • #19165
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      Thank you for sharing with us Ayanna. Your garden sounds lovely!

    • #19167

      Thank you Lisa!

    • #19183

      I have roses too Ayanna, and I planted them myself in a difficult area to reach, they are giving me so much pleasure this year and my daughter cannot stop smelling the ones I put in a vase on the dining room table, their fragrance is beautiful and the colours wonderful. Enjoy your beautiful roses, I will think about you when I cut some more. Men are not needed to enjoy the delights of gardening and flowers. xx BJ

    • #19191

      Thank you Bridget 🙂

    • #19386

      My garden is big and had some lovely mature hedges and rose bushes, but it also works as a football pitch for my sons.

      I have a lovely pergola at the bottom, which has a vine growing on it. This year, I think there will be a good amount of grapes.

      We have a circle of stones on the end rockery, which works as a camp fire, and where we can toast marshmallows.

      It’s hard to look after the garden, but once I am out there snipping and cutting, I feel at peace. I live close to the sea, so have gulls watching me from the roof.

      When my sons are grown and have flown the nest, I will buy a little cottage with a lovely courtyard garden. I will drink tea from vintage China cups and I will have wisteria and camellia growing everywhere.

      In the book ‘To Kill a Mocking Bird’ a character survives a life of abuse and imprisonment by tending a single red camellia in a pot in her window. It gives her such joy and peace to tend this plant.

      Plants give me such joy, and gardening. I feel at one with the Earth, and I forget I am part of this fast world with its confused values.


    • #19452

      Wow, Serenity. Thank you for that. I love camellias too and I like wisteria. I can imagine how this place will look like! My property is rented and I cannot plant much there. But one day I want to have a little hut by the sea and grow camellias too! 🙂
      I only want a small place and lots of outdoor space.
      Maybe I can build a hobbit house one day, that would be my ideal home.

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