Sunday, December 18, 2011

Rediscovering Berries

One of the problems associated with depression is lack of motivation, lack of energy, lack of interest. Over the last 18 months, as I have struggled with depression and spent a lot of time working to learn to deal with it, many things have been neglected. One is my berry garden.

This is my raspberry patch. Truly - there are raspberry plants in there somewhere! You can see how tall the grass is, by comparing it to the ordinary garden fork stuck in the ground.
This morning I started the renewal programme by uncovering the blueberry and currant bushes which were similarly hidden. They have been affected by the neglect: three were dead, and some of the remaining bushes don't look at all healthy - I will have to buy more this autumn - but we will get a few blueberries soon.
 This is the result of my morning's labours! It will compost down and then I will spread the resulting humus around the bushes.
 How could I have neglected them so? Especially when working my gardens and orchards leaves me feeling so good.

1 comment:

Johanna Knox said...

I love the last photo - it radiates satisfaction.