You KNOW You’ve Been Gardening TOO LONG When…….
…when you visit a friend’s house, and start pulling their weeds
…when looking at the compost heap makes you feel all warm inside.
…when you take a second look at the advertisement, “Grow Veggies in Minus 20 Degrees”
…when you start to recognise weeds by their roots.
…when you keep high definition photographs of your tomatoes and peppers on your desk at work.
…when you butt in and correct GC staff giving incorrect advice to other customers.
…when you catch yourself day-dreaming about manure, lots of it, gently steaming.
…when you look down your nose at “weekend gardeners” who don’t start their own annuals from seed.
…when you squish bugs by hand without shuddering.
…when your friends and neighbours avoid you as soon as the courgettes start fruiting.
I can admit to several of these (and some not listed) – but it will take thumbscrews to draw a full confession from me. Would love to hear about your horticultural foibles, and to know that I am not wandering alone in an unsympathetic and disbelieving world.