29 September 2009 21:43:33
If you ask a gardener why he or she gardens, you might as well ask them why they breath -- it's because they can't imagine life without it. Gardening is part art and part science, but more than anything else it's a craft that is fuelled by a subterranean passion. It's all about nurturing and achieving, triumphing over nature and harmonizing with it. It panders to our primitive hunter-gatherer instincts.
It can be incredibily satisfying and also very humbling, it can also be frustrating, annoying and, let's be honest, disappointing. But one thing I can promise you is that once you get started and have the thrill of seeing your first seedlings flower, or your first new boarder bloom, you'll be hooked for life.
OK, yes I would like to claim these words but sadly they are the introduction to ''How to be a Gardener'' By Alan Titchmarch, a recent present from the kids.
Thought you might appreciate them.