Thursday, April 16, 2009

go ahead slug make my day

i have been attempting to become a gardener...

however the garden is full of enemies! weeds at every paving stone! slugs nibbling my herbs! giant bumble bees buzzing around! argh! i'm just not that outdoorsy...

i like the idea of the outdoors but often - as a citygirl - find the reality just plain hard work! pheasants kamikaze running in front of your car... nowhere to eat until 6pm... no public convenience for miles... bugs - i really dislike bugs!

but i love the idea of growing stuff and so i am trying...

i have some lettuce trying to get going that my dad (expert gardener) planted but the slugs think its a free lunch making me mad! gardening is supposed to be all zen-man not a source of more rage! haha

he says i need to leave orange skins out to catch the greedy guzzlers but i don't eat oranges... too much effort for not enough delivery imho... he said they like beer too but i don't want to waste beer! haha

plus since i started weeding i've become weedcam seeing the blighters everywhere i go! its like a 6th dandelion sense! they're on every street - it kinda makes you notice mother nature more in the city i guess and think how interesting that nature doesn't quit whether you built a big building there or not! haha

but seriously dandelions are a blight! and i've tasted the root tea and it ain't worth all the back ache!

i do chat to my neighnours over the garden fence a bit though which is nice... and my dad likes pottering when he's here... i guess i'll continue with my dabbling in greenery... just gotta forget about my buddhist leanings when it comes to those slugs!

i mean come on - nobody nice comes back as a slug - right?! hehe

you'll be glad to hear i resisted the pink watering can at the garden centre hehe

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