Lessons from a garden Corinne Wilson

2015-07-01 06:06
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Corinne Wilson.

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IT is interesting how gardening or, for that matter, any physical work not requiring too much mental input, slows one down and allows the mind to meander on to things philosophical.

I have had many lessons for life underscored while digging over my compost heaps, planting vegetables or enjoying my small herb garden. There is nothing new, but all bears repeating: - if something is worth doing, it is worth doing well;

- if at first you donand#039;t succeed – try, try, try again as you are more likely to succeed if your ground work is good, but not all the seeds you sow will bear fruit;

- be patient – some plants grow more slowly than others

- not all plants are companion plants;

- learn to share (the bugs are going to eat some of it, anyway);

- life is one big compost heap: some good can come from just about anything;

- no matter how many protective measures you put in place, you will lose some things;

- your best efforts are nothing compared to the forces of nature, nothing on this Earth is perfect, but all is worthy of our wonder; and - to everything there is a season and a time for every purpose under heaven

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