FROM THE NEWS DESK
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.)