While it certainly felt like we have missed a couple of seasons and gone back to winter again, the long weekend was a revelation. I discovered that underneath the growth and weeds on my section I actually have both a lawn and a garden (thanks to the family for the working bee). This has enthused me and I am determined to keep it this way. I even got rash and cleaned the windows in the house so that I could look out and admire it.
So first thing this morning I am on the hunt for both gardening books (the sort for people whose friends buy them supposedly "you can't kill this" plants, only to throw up their hands in defeat several month later at the brown withered stalks) and cleaning books (as I figured the inside may as well match the outside).
Where better to go that the Library catalogue. However it appears I'm not the only one who is having a spring cleaning session as typing cleaning in as a keyword search (which brings up all books that have cleaning either in the title or the description) shows me that lots of these books are out at the moment. I will just have to satisfy myself with putting a request in for them.
Better luck with the gardening books though as we have so many of them. Rodney people are enthusiastic gardeners. There are all sorts of gardening books on the shelf (24 different entries in our subject catalogue) from the what to plant and how which are on the shelf around number 635 to the landscaping books which are further on around number 712. Plenty of scope for me here.
Now I just have to find the time. I'll check in again a couple of months down the track and let you know if I still have a lawn and garden that look presentable.
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