Tend your garden well and reap the rewards


The Beast from the East – just like the Wicked Witch from the West – has been defeated, and like those chirping little munchkins we are all glad to see the back of it. Hasn’t the weather changed rapidly and dramatically, though? It is so much milder. I am still making the mistake of over-dressing, and then getting out and realising I’m too hot and inappropriately dressed. I can’t be the only one? It’s a little bit confusing, to say the least.

With the dispersing of the blanket of snow, under which everything was hidden, emerges the wonderful reality that spring will not be defied or delayed and nature is pushing forth its agenda to make its presence known. Once again daffodils are preparing to dance and snowdrops are nodding their heads in approval that the snow has finally gone.

All this life emerging in the garden only serves to remind us of the cycle of the seasons and how lucky we are. As someone who really feels the change of seasons in my bones and in my head I welcome the progression from one season to the next and the promise of new life and new beginnings.

However, as a dear old uncle of mine has taught me, in life you need to sow seeds in your garden and do the weeding from time to time, if you want your garden to bear fruit, both literally and metaphorically. I try to put time into the garden (that is my life, my family and my friendships) but when it comes to the actual garden, I struggle a little bit if I am honest.

Now is the time, though, to get stuck in so we can reap the rewards on those long, sun-dappled days of summer. It’s like putting money in the bank, you’ll have it there to withdraw when you need it and it’ll even come with interest earned!

So from a literal point of view that means that there is work to be done, now. Old tree branches need lopping, hedges need trimming back and – when summer finally comes into full swing – lawns need tidying (they definitely will if you have decided to use Richard Jackson’s Lawn Magic which is ace especially if combined with Richard Jackson’s Grass Seed which is perfect for filling in those patches that have emerged over winter or for just generally bulling out the lush look of your lawn).

Gardening can be all-consuming, not to mention tiring, especially in terms of the heavier work. What we need is a handy tool that will tackle all those jobs in one go now and then help us to keep things healthy and shipshape once the full-on growth spurt of summer is in full swing.

That’s why we are bringing you the Sun Joe Cordless Extendable Garden Multi-Tool as our Today’s Special Value on Sunday 11th March. Just in time to start getting things ship-shape, and then be your go-to tool for the rest of the season.

It will take care of all of the heavy duty work for you in one go, because it is a 3-in-1 system combining a chainsaw, hedge trimmer and lawn trimmer into one easy-to-use and powerful tool. Best of all, as it’s cordless, you won’t be restricted as to where in the garden you can use it or how far from your home, saving you from getting in a tangle!

If, like me, you don’t have the longest reach in the world, it also comes with a handy aluminium extension pole that adds up to 2.8m (8′) of reach. It’s perfect for getting at those top tree branches that have rotted over the winter or for reaching across borders to give hedges a good trim. The aluminium construction makes it lightweight and durable, so you don’t need to be The Hulk or Goliath to get the job done. That said, I wouldn’t mind being The Hulk or Goliath, but we all know that’s never going to happen!

Lawns get a good going over too as it also has a grass trimmer attachment, and it comes with two packs of spools so you’re ready to go the minute it arrives.

All you need to do is decide which of the three colours you prefer: Red, Blue or Black.

Now what are you waiting for? It’s time to start getting your garden in shape so you can sow the seeds for future enjoyment, both literally and metaphorically. There is such physical and spiritual satisfaction from getting your garden in order, planting it up and keeping it maintained. If you can manage to do all that in less time – so you have more time to sit, look and enjoy – so much the better. You’ll thank me for it in the end.

Until next time,

Miceal xxx

1 Comment

  1. Josephine Jennings March 10, 2018 at 2:21 pm -  Reply

    Must remember to ask my husband to read you blog Miceal. I’m the sweeper upper, and the putting away half of the garden.

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