A month to get into the gar­den

Havelock North Village Press - - News - BY GIL­LIAN THRUM Green Door Gar­den & Gifts

This week I had a few er­rands to do, which in­cluded go­ing home, li­brary books, buy­ing lunch, drop my Mum down for a checkup (all good) and back to work with her for lunch.

Where else could you do all this in un­der 40mins? We are so lucky to live here with all the ameni­ties we have and stun­ning weather — no won­der I have never left! Travel, but al­ways re­turn.

The gar­dens in the Vil­lage are burst­ing into life all around us — flow­ers and fo­liage are to the fore and the spring gar­den­ers are rush­ing in to fill their re­vamped vege patches with fresh seedlings.

Noth­ing beats grow­ing your own — and re­ally it is so sim­ple. Ev­ery­one should have this skill — in fact, if ev­ery­one did have this skill the pop­u­la­tion would be a lot fit­ter, more healthy and as dig­ging in the soil makes me happy — I’m sure ev­ery­one would be a lot hap­pier too. It’s such a re­ward­ing ex­pe­ri­ence.

Time to plant sum­mer veges such as toma­toes, cap­sicums and egg plant

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