Friday, 22 July 2011
Since I left it to be looked after by Col's family, his brother has been doing a little weeding. All praise to him, he is an engineer not a gardener.
I think they insisted on caring for it until the end of the season, so that I would not be on it.
This actually coincided with my decision that the tradition of the late gardener's partner being able to care for the plot until the end of the season was good- but not when I have a garden of my own and he had three...so I had expected them to be re-allocated.
I thought that looking after his garden would be therapeutic for them as it was for me. Unfortunately the rasberry, strawberry and currant crops have gone to the birds and the gooseberry, apple, plum and grape look to be going the same way.
Spinach, leeks and brassicas are going to seed, the runner beans are starting to be ready. There is blight on the potato plants.
I think that I am supposed to react and get upset.
It is just so sad,thinking of all the work we both put in over the past three years, and Col alone for the years previous. Thinking of all the people that Col would give the food and flowers to, the local retirement flats, the pub and the church.