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L for Learner

Postby colour-me-blue » Tue Dec 20, 2011 12:38 pm

Hello everyone,

This is my first post, and thought I'd introduce myself. I've never been a gardener, although lived my teenage years in a beautiful one (eventually got engaged and married in Mum's backyard, it was so beautiful). So I've always loved looking at gardens - you know, from a comfy seated position - but have never been an active participant of one.

Eleven years ago, hubby and I bought a house, and to be honest, the garden part was a bit of a chore. So much so, that all these years later we realised we're kind of living in a jungle. So for the last six months we've been cutting back huge trees, shrubs, pulling out - I don't know - green stuff that didn't look great. And then suddenly, at the beginning of Spring, something happened. I realised I enjoyed it! :D Not only that, I wanted to be "a gardener", like my Mum 8) - green thumbed.

So I've donned my huge yellow "L" sticker on me and googled my way here, where I hope to learn lots of 'stuff' to help me transform my slopey backyard into a place I enjoy being - and not just in a seated position. (yn)
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Re: L for Learner

Postby abwal » Tue Dec 20, 2011 3:06 pm

Welcome to the forum. Sounds as if you may well have advanced to P plate already. :lol: :lol:
Gardening is sharing.
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Re: L for Learner

Postby midgin » Tue Dec 20, 2011 3:40 pm

I am so pleased for you...CMB.... you are about to partake on a wonderful journey...made up of various aspects of gardening ....ummmm...some hard work, which believe it or not will be fun, the odd disappointment, lots of planning, plotting, some artistic fun, pleasure from seeing growth from a single seed or from an itty bitty cutting....all up... total enjoyment.....all in all... a great adventure. I hope you enjoy as much pleasure as I have experienced....I find that gardening is a very peaceful, relaxing way of life.

Totally good Karma.
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Re: L for Learner

Postby colour-me-blue » Thu Dec 22, 2011 4:16 pm

Thank you abwal and midgin for your welcome and encouragement. Hope to see more of you around the forums. (midgin, I've already seen some of your photos - you have a beautiful garden).
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