That's how I roll
(I could say it was coz I preferred the relaxed look of a wild garden
- which is true,
I could also say I like the idea of my garden being a haven for insects and birds
- which is definitely true).
But the absolute truth is - I am a lazy gardener,
I would rather lie on the lawn with the daisies and watch the bumble bees weigh down the flowers.
I would rather sit on the garage roof and watch the bats in the evenings,
the swallows in summer, the stars at night,
the birds during the day.
I would rather clutch a mug of tea than a trowel
when I wander down the path and admire my fine crop of weeds than dig them up.
Equally I leave logs and bark in piles, tucked at the back of the flower beds,
for small visitors to use.
And they do!
We have bird boxes (that bees have taken over)
and bug hotels (that spiders adore and defend with a ferocity beyond their weeny stature).
Over the years the boys have made insect homes and bird boxes
which have gently decayed into insect havens.
Our garden quietly, naturally, gently grows,
with only the most light interference from us.
I am a truly lazy gardener
and I think it is not only me that benefits from that ;)