I’ve been in denial about something for some time now, but recently I found myself doing something and the denial vanished, it struck home; I am getting old! There is no use in denying it anymore. When I was young I used to hate gardening. It was something I was forced to do. As a child I suffered year after year of cutting grass, weeding, sowing and planting, frankly it was a chore. Recently though I have started to enjoy gardening. It is peaceful, relaxing and theraputic. I find myself planning herb gardens, planting shrubs and flowers. I even care about the state of my lawn. Good Grief!
Now that I have accepted that I am old, I can finally admit a grudging respect for Guerrilla Gardeners. For those of you who haven’t heard of this phenomenon before, it involves like minded individuals getting together and “pimping” a bit of scrub land or some other unsightly place. These people come along in the middle of the night with plants and tools and they get stuck in. This revolution is apparently quite illegal, but well who cares. Lets face it, people complain when graffiti artists show us their hobby, why would anyone mind someone planting some ‘ForgetMeNots’?
Guerrilla Gardeners started out as people who squatted on land and converted it to there own use by growing food on it, but now it is mostly just normal average everyday people who are a bit sick of looking at ugly bits of land which the government should be doing something nice with, but have completely neglected.
If you fancy pimping your neighbourhood have a look here:
http://www.guerrillagardening.org/ Is a place where you can arrange a local “Dig” and find other like minded tree lovers. There are some very clever and sneaky ideas there, give it a look, maybe you will be inspired.
Of course it is also a good way to get “Hassled by the Man”:
And now this post is written, I am going back into denial, I may be old, but I am not THAT old. I’m bearly middle aged.
Remember, if you are still tending your garden when you are 110 years old, you have got it made. Very few people die at that age.