Now as some of you know I love nothing more than to be organised and tidy, so when I looked out the window on Saturday at the back garden I was a little disheartened.
Although I had done a mini winter clean up in the Autumn the rain has certainly sent the garden into overdrive, some plants I fear I have lost forever while others seem to of gone mental and are in full sprout when really they should be still tucked in inch into the earth.
Joshua and I threw on our jumpers and raided the shed for the essential equipment and we set to cleaning out the old dead foliage and clearing a path for the new spring bulbs that have been super eager to show themselves.
We discovered; 3 different types fungus, some pungent sweet-smelling apples that had long been past there prime, some old bits of a windmill and even some snails.
Although it was not the warmest or nicest of days to get out in the garden the fresh air and some time out there unattached to anything like my phone, iPad or laptop was invigorating and empowering all at the same time, the wind in my face and the soil in my fingers it was perfect.
Joshua left me half way through for a trip out with Daddy but I carried on regardless and filled 6 bin liners with dead plants and foliage and a ton of rotting apples. My garden is now looking far more presentable and my OCD demon in me has now been pacified … at least for the time being!
Now we are ready for the spring … whenever that may come.