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So plant your own gardens and decorate your own soul

“ So plant your own gardens and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers” Jorge Luis Borges During this period of isolation, people have taken up gardening as a good way to keep busy and productive. It helps keep you fit, in both mind and body. Apparently, it’s the idea of nurturing something that reduces anxiety and depression. And of course, just being in the garden can be very calming. I’ve been gardening for as long as I can remember, even when I didn’t have a garden. My bedsit with 30 tomato plants in was a sight to be seen! (I REALLY like tomatoes.) I think sowing seeds, repotting, taking cuttings, watering and weeding has kept me sane during this lo

If you have enough inner resources

“I think, if you have enough inner resources, then you can live in isolation for long periods of time and not feel diminished by it.” Aung San Suu Kyi Our volunteers have been using their inner resources and their outer ones too while isolating from covid-19. They’ve not been able to meet up for sessions, but some have been going to the garden to do a solitary weed, tidy or water. Others have been propagating plants and sowing seeds at home. The very dry and sunny April has meant regular watering has been needed to keep the garden alive. Our brilliant volunteers have been managing to do this and its down to them that we still have colour in the garden. Unfortunately, the plants in the yard

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