Spending time in the garden

Spending time in the garden is always nice, right now it’s a lifesaver. Something I had planned to do this spring, was finish the garden. At one time it was an overgrown mess, but last year with the help of my parents, we got it looking pretty good for the most part.

This year I want to keep on top of it, and finish it off. The one major obstacle, other than me possibly breaking my big toe (click here if you haven’t read about that calamity yet) is we have bramble growing out from under our cherry blossom tree, which is proving impossible to get rid off. So I just need to try and stay on top of it.

Our garden

Things have started growing and flowering over the last couple of weeks, which has been a welcome sight, when the garden is pretty much all we get to look at most of the time. Some plants have still got a lot of growing to do yet, and a bit of weeding needs to doing. I’ve put one new plant in this year. I would like to fill a few more of the bare spots we’ve got.

I want to get Jack involved in helping me. He enjoys the allotment and growing stuff at school, but as is often the case, that is a school thing. So when you ask him to do it at home, he says no that’s for school. Which is why I chuckled when they sent school work home. Unsurprisingly he’s not accepting it if you say it’s school work. So I’m trying to get him doing learning stuff, without ever mentioning the S word.

Garden 2

Despite my injured I got back it there and did a little bit of gardening. I was careful not to over do it, my foot is feeling better, but my big toe is still a bit sore. Fingers crossed it will be back to normal soon, spending time in the garden is the most enjoyable thing at the moment. Whether it be the gardening, playing with the kids or just relaxing out there. It’s so important for my own mental health, as it is for everyone in the family. The most eventful things that has happened is the kids letting the Guinea Pigs our on the lawn, which led me to think one got stuck under a tree root. Thankfully the she was just hiding and got out by herself. Still it had me stressed for a bit.

Guinea pig under root


I even ventured out for a little walk today, as Jack asked to go for one. Considering the problems we had with just getting him outside last week, I didn’t want to say no. We didn’t go far, just 30 minutes around the village. It was nice though, we took it steady and it was nice and quiet. So overall it’s been a positive day. Have you been making the most of your garden? If you don’t have a garden, what do you instead? Make the most of your once a day exercise allowance?

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My name is Adam. I live with my partner Natalie, and our 2 children Jack and Lily. Both children are autistic, it is now my mission to show what life around autism is like. Spread the awareness and gain the acceptance that autistic people deserve.

8 thoughts on “Spending time in the garden

  • April 16, 2020 at 4:31 pm
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    That cherry blossom tree is gorgeous! Being outside is the only thing keeping me sane right now too. I’ve also been tending to some plants I have on my porches so that’s been fun. Although, we had a little bit of a frost last night and I did not know it so I hope they survive!!

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      • April 17, 2020 at 1:22 pm
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        Thank you 😊

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  • April 16, 2020 at 8:38 pm
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    I’ve been gardening too! The weather has been absolutely beautiful and I love seeing everything in bloom. I helped the kids plant carrots and lettuce which has been lots of fun. Love that picture of your guinea pig 🙂 Sorry to hear about your injured toe, hope it heals quickly!

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    • April 17, 2020 at 1:21 pm
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      Thank you, it’s certainly enjoyable to get out in the garden.

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    • April 17, 2020 at 1:22 pm
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      Thanks, nature certainly is soothing.

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  • April 17, 2020 at 12:29 pm
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    I find gardening and seeing something grow from a seed is the best way to lose yourself from all the dross in your life. Keeps u fit as well. Love photo of buffy x

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