Snips and Snails

I began planting flowers today.

I took the good advice from my friends, Debbie and Alan, and I emptied my pots and refilled them with fresh compost. I managed to haul a few big patio pots over the garden and weed them and tidy them up a bit. I planted three pots and it was at this point that I felt the familiar twang in my lower back. So I quit. I left the compost bags and the half-filled pots and the trowel, the tarp, and my gardening gloves on our patio. I ignored the empty plastic flower pots and the garden spade and the old, rusty mini-grill that we hide behind our plastic storage bin. Never-mind the woodpile that is covered with a plastic patio cover made for lawn chairs.

Later I saw Diana and over a cup of tea I puffed up my chest and told her how I’m finally tackling my garden. She wanted to see it. Oops. Of course I had to back peddle just a bit and reassure her that I have only just started. I opened our gate and let her in and showed her the three plants that I potted.

“Darling… this is wonderful. Well done!”

Diana is such a dear friend.

The Snail Family has set up home in my compost bag. See what I mean? I suppose it’s better than slugs.


One thought on “Snips and Snails

  1. Oh, so much better than slugs! Did you know that on the Pacific coast the slugs are as big as your hand?

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