My friend Jodi and her family moved to the countryside last Easter. They took on a dilapidated farmhouse and its large, untended garden.
In less than the time it took me to decide on which wallpaper to have in our kitchen, they have totally transformed the place.
I don’t have the “before” photos, unfortunately.
But due to her hard work and dedication, not to mention style, Jodi’s is now the garden I most envy.
When they moved in, there were fruit trees: Victoria plums, damsons, two sorts of pears, and apples.
There are now also gooseberries and raspberries.
Where once there was a hovel, there now stands a greenhouse lush with herbs, peppers and chillis.
A large, enviable veg patch has been cut from the turf and filled with rainbow-hued chard, runner and French beans, pumpkins, tomatoes, kale, flat-leaved parsley in glorious abundance, lettuces, courgettes (round, yellow and Lebanese varieties), leeks…
It is a valuable lesson in how, for me, procrastination is the thief of time.
Well done to Jodi (and Alan, who has transformed the house).
I stand in awe of your energy and dedication.
And thank you for inspiring me to do better in future ♥