First Camellia of the year
it's been a long time since I made my last post on this blog, I've been going through tough times since summer, I've been struggling not to relapse into depression, the same depression that followed the death of my mother and my garden didn't help me at all: roses fared worse than usual and cats are invading my garden to use it as a giant litter box and break planters and kill my fish in the pond .. I don't know what to do to stop them! I love cats, I have cats and will never hurt one but don't know how to stop this invasion... on top of all that my backpain has increased as it usually does when I feel depressed. Today I made an effort and went out to the garden to evaluate what I could do to save it from the neglect of months. I decided I won't prune the roses this winter, I've been pruning them for 25 years and they always fared poorly.. I will let them grow, they look tall right now , they always look taller in winter than in the rest of the year ¿why should I prune them when they look at their best? I will try the experiment, I will lose nothing since in an outburst of frustration I had decided to dig out most of them if not all of them...so I will see what happens.. pruning in winter is probably good for climates with actual winters...I don't know how to come to terms with the fact that I'll never have the garden I want unless I move to Denmark.. something equally impossible. Don't know what I will do with my garden this year, none of the possible options enthral me, I still have all winter to think about it.
Probably the last water lily blooms till spring
See you next time!