Round the garden in 80 days #19

Well, once again, I failed to do any work in the garden. In fact, the closest I got was taking rubbish out to the recycling bin. However, there is a small tale to tell about the flower which features in today’s post.

Regular readers of my blog may have seen a photo of the yukka plant over the summer. At that time, I was most surprised to see the flower, especially to see the interest the bees were showing towards it.

Moving forward to last week, there was a knock on the front door. I’d seen a gardening team working on a neighbour’s garden but had not expected one of their number to come knocking on doors to drum up custom.

I opened the door to a man peering at the aforementioned flower, which he appeared to want to use as a Segway into persuading me that I needed to part with good money to improve the garden. Fortunately, he made a quick retreat when I informed him I was in the middle of a meeting.

So, it looks like the flower is going to stay a little longer. I might at some point get the stepladders out but this job is not a priority.

About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
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6 Responses to Round the garden in 80 days #19

  1. Carol anne says:

    Lol! Glad you were able to get rid of him! Xx

  2. It is so difficult when people knock on your door for such a reason

    • Helen says:

      The worst was someone asking me if I would like to buy a new front door because the one I had now wasn’t looking its best. Needless to say, I didn’t buy a new one from him.

  3. Going Batty in Wales says:

    One of the advantages of living in the middle of nowhere is that such callers are very rare. We used to get the occasional one wanting scrap metal but the increased regulation of that industry has stopped them. Your Yukka makes a very interesting sculptural plant and unless it self-seeds everywhere there is no rush to cut the flower spike off.

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