To was my birthday a few weeks ago, it’s nice to let it quietly slip by, just another year older a little bit wiser(I hope). l don’t mind getting a little spoilt by my hubby and kids and they always make me feel very special. This year my daughter gave me a vertical garden, she also planted it out with some gorgeous flowers. It is my first vertical planter I think it look wonderful and l’m looking forward to adding to it with some more vertical planters in the future.
She also added a cute little turtle and with the left over plants from the vertical garden project she planted these wonderful pots of colour that now sits at my front door. I did get a giggle when she came looking for extra pots, like mother like daughter she just couldn’t leave the nursery without way more plants than she needed. I don’t think l know anybody that goes to the nursery and doesn’t end up buying way more than is required.
My hubby brought me a fantastic trailer for my ride-on mower. I had been dropping hints for a few months now so I’m so excited he remembered. It’s called the Jak Max trailer and l would have to say it’s one of my favourite new toys in the garden. It can either be used by itself just like a super sized wheelbarrow pushed and pulled around the garden by hand or be hooked to the back of the ride-on mower for easy mobility. It’s also a tilt trailer for easy removal of your garden waste, all you need to do is pull up to your pile and pull a lever, the whole trailer lifts and tips out your waste. It is so easy to use and although my wheelbarrow will still be getting a great workout my trailer will definitely be my workhorse from now on. I have spent the last few days out in the garden weeding, removing my pumpkin patch, cleaning up leaf litter, and my massive out of control pile of pots and even collecting fire wood all with ease with my super awesome trailer.
I think the only problem is that l can’t back a trailer!!! But I never look at anything as a problem just a challenge, so l have started teaching myself. Can you believe that in my 41 years of life on a farm l never learnt this task. Let me tell you there is certain skill required to achieve such a task but I’m improving everyday. Practice makes perfect right, I’m just lucky l live in the country and nobody can see me going back and forward, back and forward 15 times practicing just to get it straight and so not to jackknife the trailer.:)
My present may sound like hard work to some, but l love my new trailer and I’ve already got a new list of jobs on the to-do-list. Some may like a bunch of flowers but l just want to create my very own living bunch of flowers right in my backyard to enjoy everyday not just my birthday.
Do you have any new gardening tools or maybe it’s an old favourite one you use in your garden that just make your day easier? I’d love to hear what it is and how it has changed your gardening for the better.