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Pottering around in the garden is a good school holiday activity, as is drawing comics with the kids. Actually I think that gardening is a good companion activity to writing, because I always come up with lots of ideas for comics and new realisations about characters as I weed and dig. My mother’s friend Fiona Farrell tells her that when she’s not writing, she’s gardening. So I may not be growing what I plan on growing, but still I’m growing something. See, look what’s just happened? I’ve slipped into a gardening metaphor. They are unavoidable. When I was working as a corporate designer the image of a pair of hands holding a tiny seedling used to drive me crazy. Isn’t there another way to communicate ‘growth’?

If you want more on gardening, you should pop over to Kimberly Rothwell’s blog. Also my friend Helen always makes me green with envy with her gardening endeavours.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. 11/10/2012 2:59 pm

    I don’t even try. Lucas loves to garden, I like to potter about in his garden when I’m in the mood and not otherwise. Usually I’m only in the mood on sunny mornings when he’s in the garden and I can take him a cup of tea and pluck at weeds while he gets stuck in.

    I like to think I’m doing good for all the small organic commercial gardeners by relying on them for my veggies!

  2. 11/10/2012 5:03 pm

    You expressed our gardening experience perfectly. We persist, we read books, invest time, enregy and money to try to do things properly, yet so much ends up failing miserably.
    Go the tomatoes though! You can’t fail with tomatoes right? One sweet little cherry tomato will make it all worth it….

  3. Kirsten permalink
    11/10/2012 7:47 pm

    Just been out in my garden (no wind in Wgtn tonight – rare). I had a dream last night that a creepy robber came and stole all our broad bean plants. I went out and the plot was bare. Gardener nightmares.

  4. 12/10/2012 10:47 am

    What a great post. My brother-in-law sent it to me because I’m a pretty insane gardener and I know he thought I’d find it very funny. I did. So from now on I’ll keep my eye on you!!

  5. 12/10/2012 3:54 pm

    I just blogged about gardening, too! How I tried and failed. It seems like such a basic for human beings, and yet, it’s so HAAARD! Gardening for me was all about flowering plants, and herbs. I tried veggies once, but we had too many wild critters who were quicker than we were and they got most of the goods!

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