Do you ever just sit in your garden and relax? Or like me, find there is always something that needs doing and by the time you've finished, you realise you've spent all day in the garden but working, not relaxing.
This is the garden at the end of summer. it's very humid in Dubai and the plants, tree's and grass just grow and grow.
The climbing plants are taking hold now providing some privacy in the garden from people walking past
Seeds planted in November are now producing fruit, veg and flowers. They germinate really quickly in this climate.
4 days later.
The lawn has been reseeded, twice, it doesn't help that we have a dog who likes to dig.
I can't be bothered with taking the pod cushions outside unless I'm spending the day at home and only put the chair cushions out when we have guests in the garden and we BBQ.
The garden today after sweeping and hosing the patio down.
When the summer comes everything gets put away and covered to protect it from the sun. I can't be bothered to spend the time setting the garden up just to show you what it can look like, just for a photo.
The idea of a lovely garden with cushions, umbrellas and decorations is nothing but hard work and therefore it rarely happens. A lot of our neighbours have maids whose job it is to set it all up and put it all away at the end of the day on their behalf.
Do you spend much time in your garden? When you do are you just relaxing or working in it to create a relaxing environment that you rarely use?