Happy Gardening New Year
drous health benefits from simply wandering hither and thither waving a shiny pair of secateurs in the air. The perfect balance lies somewhere in between and varies from one individual to the next, depending on a number of factors, such as age, weight and overall health. According to a wide variety of experts who have carried out, or more likely had their ‘underlings’ carry out, a stupendous number of surveys over the last couple of decades or so, the most advisable way to garden is to draw up daily work plans, each day dedicated to a specific task. It should preferably be a task that can be completed in the recommended one or maximum of two hours of daily gardening for all round health and, for good measure and balanced mental health, h to undertake each and every gardening task as a pleasant meditational experience. Being completely serious, one has to wonder which planet the people responsible for compiling these surveys, along with those responsible for putting forward suggestions based on the findings, come from. It appears fairly obvious that their overview of the gardening world is one in which roses have no thorns, weeds are vanquished by the wave of a magic wand, garden beds and terraces make and maintain themselves and accidents never happen. Don’t misunderstand gardening is good for you, good for your health and good for achieving a balanced state of mind. But one of its greatest, most positive, definitely satisfying, benefits is doing it your way and your way alone.