It’s high summer – for some, the peak of the growing season.
My garden, on the other hand, is still some way off the summit.
That’s not to say there aren’t things to enjoy – there are ALWAYS things to enjoy – but the supposed dog days of August are when things really start to heat up in my garden.
Cannas will be rocketing, dahlias will be blooming in abundance, and the bananas and colocasias will be unfurling their huge leaves on a weekly basis.
Then, the intevitable decline – shorter days, colder weather, and thoughts of winter protection.
Protection is essential, in fact, when dealing with tender plants, which, in all likelihood, will rot away to nothing if left out over the winter.
I’ve touched on this in a previous blog, but I sometimes find it hard to live in the present (the gardening present, if you will) when there’s always something to prepare for.
To hell with today – I need to plan for tomorrow.
But that’s not really the point, is it?
My advice to myself today, therefore, is as follows:
Get a chair. Sit on it. Enjoy.
Because it’ll soon be over…