One of my cheap Wilko’s pompom Dahlias looking pretty! Not bad for a couple of quid for the tuber! #pompom#dahlia
3 3516:29 PM Aug 23, 2018
🌿🌳🌿 With all this uncharacteristic August rain, the Myrtle topiaries are extremely happy. And I want them to stay that way, so I’ll 1️⃣ Give them another good feed...Along with everything else in the garden…because the rain has leached out much of the nutrition in the soil.
2️⃣ Clip frequently to encourage density and more growth, and
3️⃣ Move them into a brighter location...as the sun moves lower in the sky, and the light where they have been isn’t quite sunny enough for the growth and health I want. 🍂🌳🍂🌳🍂Later, as frost nears, I’ll have to bring them in for protection. Change their living conditions. Be more attentive to their daily needs. They won’t be nearly as happy or as independent or as vigorous then. I am savoring their exuberance and youth now. Before the season passes. I think of these analogies as I tend my aging mother. Care, protection, lost vigor, the threat of not making it through the winter. Lessons and metaphor in the garden everywhere if we heed them. I like the connections and the bittersweet tethers between these things. They comfort me. Do these comparisons comfort and sustain you?
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