One of the reasons I started this blog was to keep track of my progress as I worked on developing my garden and also as a way to learn more and keep myself motivated. I am delighted to say my motivation is high because I just love to garden. But there is always something new to learn and for me the best way to learn something new has always been to read about it, do it and then to write about it – not necessarily in that order I must admit!
There are lots of great gardening blogs out there and they are written by real expert gardeners. They generously provide lots of tips and information on gardening for people like me who are learning as they go along. Sometimes they come over and visit my blog to share their wisdom and experience. I really enjoy this because I live in a fairly isolated area of Ireland and so it is great to have virtual and international neighbours to chat with. So a big thanks to all my visitors.
I very much have my L plates on in the garden and I make no claims at all. As far as I am concerned, everything I do in the garden is an experiment. If it works great, and if it doesn’t, well okay it might be disappointing but I’ve learned something and that’s great too!
I am very interested in permaculture and organic gardening and am applying some of those principles to my garden but I would never call my garden a permaculture garden or an organic garden because I know it falls short of these principles, so all I can say is that it is my garden and I love it.
I think encouraging people to garden is important but having too many rules and principles can make people feel the standard is too high and therefore unattainable.
In my opinion, if we could get the majority of people applying some organic, or permaculture principles to their own gardens then that would be better than having tiny minority applying all.
If people enjoy their gardens they will grow their gardens and that’s a wonderful thing!
Bye for now