This might not be a popular post but I’m going to start my saying I hate gardening. I am not green fingered in the slightest, but from time to time I have to get my unruly garden slightly under control. Today is the day I decided enough was enough, as I’m having a quick coffee break in between the chaos I thought I would share with you annoying things about gardening.
I realise I’m going to sound like a wimp but I don’t even care, the bugs are horrible!! I’m constantly thinking their on my feet/hands/shoulders, with ever weed I pull out I’m on bug alert mode. It’s grosses me out and really puts me off gardening and they live in everything and it’s inevitable I’m going to accidentally touch one and scream like I’m being murdered.
I think this one might just be me, but I have no idea what plants to touch and what not to touch. In my frenzied gardening I always end up with rashes on my hand and arms that itch for hours! I end up getting stung and prickled and it’s not fun by any stretch of the imagination.
We are lucky enough to be only 5 mins away from our closest tip (where you get rid of your rubbish I think they call it a recycling centre now a days) so I don’t have to drive miles every time I need to go BUT this doesn’t stop the mile long queue you have to sit in every bloody time you want to get rid of a few black bags of weeds. In the sweltering heat of summer you can smell the tip a mile away, over all it’s a dirty and time consuming experience.
Every year I used to spend a tonne of money on pretty plants and things for the garden, which would all be dead within a few months as I don’t keep on top of it cos I’m lazy AF when it comes to the garden, as I said before I hate gardening! Even not buying all the pretty bits and bobs I still have to buy grass seed, which by the way is stupidly expensive but a necessity as the paddling pool kills one patch at a time. As well as a few weed killer sprays. I’m really tempted to buy some pretty flowers this year but know it would be a complete waste of money and time, I might plant some fake flowers to give the illusion of a pretty garden, would that be weird?!
It bloody grows back
This is by far the worst point, EVERYTHING GROWS BACK!!!!!!! Within two weeks my garden will look just as shit as it did before I attacked it in my effort to tidy it up a bit. So really what is the point?!?! My next door neighbours garden is all decking and Astro turf, it looks perfect all year round it’s definitely my kind of garden!
I would love to hear in the comments below what you love/hate about gardening?!
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