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This week’s Clutha Leader seems to be the green edi­tion.

It high­lights the sat­is­fac­tion and sense of well be­ing that grow­ing and work­ing with plants can give you, whether it be in your own gar­den, in projects or in de­sign.

In one of those cu­ri­ous acts of syn­chronic­ity, which per­haps springs from the fact it is in­deed spring, we’re cel­e­brat­ing the Bal­clutha Com­mu­nity Gar­den’s nom­i­na­tion for a na­tional award.

It is also time for the an­nual de­light, the Bal­clutha Gar­den­ing Club’s flo­ral fes­ti­val.

Some­times the gar­den can be the ugly ev­i­dence of un­per­formed tasks, if you didn’t quite get around to clear­ing away last sea­son’s growth.

And don’t get me started on the cab­bage tree leaves scat­tered ev­ery­where. My cousin gave me a great tip on these; dry them, bun­dle and burn them. And he’s right, they’re won­der­ful on the fire. I’ve been amus­ing my­self mak­ing them into in­ter­est­ing shapes like a bal­loon artist.

(Ob­vi­ously, I need to get out more.)

Mary-Jo Tohill

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