Delay

There’ll be no more gardening today,
heavy rainfall is causing delay.
Though it’s good for the soil
it’s not good for toil.
So frustrating! What more can I say.

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I have been spending a lot of time in the garden lately, clearing weeds and planting out bedding plants for summer colour, and I haven’t finished yet, I still have plants waiting to go in. I took the day off yesterday so I could have a rest, rain was forecast and also I had a commitment in the afternoon. It didn’t rain. I had hoped to continue my planting today – but now it rains!

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Seedlings

Pricking out seedlings,
hoping they will grow on;
Love-in-a-Mist.

Ah Me! – #2

(This should have been posted yesterday but I ran out of time!)

Ah me! It didn’t rain
and soon the sun came shining through
but by then it chanced that I
had something else to do.
Nothing lost that can’t be changed,
the day slipped into yesterday
and sun and I together spent
gardening today.

Ah Me! — A Whimsy

I mourn the sun
for it has gone,
cloud covers all again.
I’d wished to get
some gardening done
but it looks like to rain.
I’ve seeds to sew
and plants to plant,
weeds to pull as well.
Will I get it done today?
Ah me! — I cannot tell.

Moss

The birds and I rejoice to see the Spring.
Their winter scratching
has loosened the lawn moss.
I rake it off today.

Doze

Indian Summer.
Too hot to work in the garden.
I doze in the sun.

Mandala

Geranium Leaves
Geranium leaves,
Nature’s own mandala.
When they are ready
the flowers will come.

Buttercups

Bright buttercups in the flower bed,
glowing like golden drops of sunshine.
I can’t bring myself to dig them up.

Planted

Tubs and Patio Pots planted for the summer.
Now I wait, anticipate.

Daisy-Chain

Yesterday the council gardeners
came and strimmed the daisies all away.
How I wish I’d made a daisy-chain.

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