A little box of heaven

I have a little box of heaven
which I’m watching carefully
As I’ve nurtured every seedling
as you would quite naturally

And yes, I know they’re on the small side
but they’re growing all the time
So I’m confident that fairly soon
I’ll be rewarded with a sign

Maybe later on this year
or maybe next, who knows?
It depends how fast my heaven
and my lavender, it grows

©Jemverse

Photo – my lavender patch, Hamfield allotments, Shoreham-by-Sea – Jempics

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Allotment IV (aka ‘A certain pleasure)

There is a certain pleasure
at the end of a long day
to pop to the allotment
and have a little play

I might do some watering
or strim the grass a bit
or do a little weeding
or in the sunshine, sit

But I’ll always take a photo
‘Cos it’s great to see stuff grow
And it gives a certain pleasure
‘Cos we’re proud of it, you know

©Jemverse

Photo – plot 1 (of 6), Hamfield Allotments, Shoreham-by-Sea – Jempics

Allotment II

The allotment’s looking lovely
if I do say so myself
We’ve been doing lots of digging
‘Cos it’s quite good for our health
We’ve got some fruit trees growing
and have planted lots of seeds
And in between the watering
have been pulling up the weeds
It’s really therapeutic
and cathartic doing this
So already our allotment
has become a place of bliss

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Photo – Jempics

Allotment

We have a new allotment
It needs some T.L.C.
But it has a lot of promise
for a future yet to be
It’s got a lot of grass on it
which I will have to mow
But there’s some soil that’s ready
to use right now and grow

And it’s just around the corner
from where we live, not far
So we can walk there with a spade
and not need to use the car
It’s even got a little shed
where we can store some stuff
Quite handy for a cup of tea
if the digging gets too tough

We took a picture as it is
whilst it’s still overgrown
Something for comparison
when it’s been dug and mown
And when it’s had some summer sun
and rains have been and gone
We’ll hopefully have some produce
to show for what we’ve done

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Photo – Ham field allotments – Jempics

(not) Gardening

Garden needs a tidy up
Jasmine’s overgrown
Passion flower needs cutting back
Some time since grass was mown

But out here in the summer
And looking round about
Although it all needs doing
the sunshine is back out

So it can wait a little longer
for when the sky is blue
Sitting in the sunshine is
a more important thing to do

©Jemverse

Gardening

I have to get back out there
For one last tidy round
Before the damp and rain of autumn
Saturates the sodden ground
Tidy up the spread nasturtiums
Cut back the deadened stems
Prepare the garden for the winter
On which its dormancy depends

There’s still a sun trap at the bottom
So I’ll take advantage there
The shorts replaced by long-johns
With the cooling of the air
Firepits replace now loungers
The heat from fire instead of sun
But it won’t be long again until
Another summer is begun

©Jemverse

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