Home cyprus Growing…


by Clare Mansell

 Small parts of our garden are looking very lush at the moment – most unlike Cyprus in May.

We are battling the heat and the lack of rain to cultivate a few things. A herb garden rampantly growing next to our new patio fence, some chilis in pots for Jim’s spicy curries, flowers just because, and lettuces. The latter seem particularly hard to come by in the shops here, and to date the best salad leaves we’ve had have been from a friend’s garden.

So despite the fact we have a long barren summer ahead of us and that logic dictates nothing can survive the heat of August here, we are having a go anyway.

Going through this process here I have learned a lesson. Wherever in the world the army post us, whatever logic (and the neighbours) may tell you, it’s important to create a small part of the garden that is beautiful… just to keep on the right side of sanity.

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LindyLouMac May 18, 2010 - 5:19 pm

Summer does seem to be late arriving this year. Our orto (veggie patch)and flowers are all suffering this year from too much rain. The tomato plants look very sorry for themselves!

I so agree about the importance of growing a few plants yourselves.

DD May 18, 2010 - 5:32 pm

Absolutely………..nature always makes me smile!

Lyn May 18, 2010 - 5:56 pm

I think you are right, lets hope you can keep some things going over the summer.
There is nothing like a bit of your own space, a bit of land to call your own.

sophie May 18, 2010 - 9:38 pm

The garden is my daddy’s sanctuary and without the quick access to such beauty life would be meaningless. I(Sophie)play, sit and stare while perched in the garden from all vantage points.I’ve been told not to go up front near the car because of ‘DANGER’ so I’m being really good about that.

Ninny May 18, 2010 - 10:59 pm

Wherever you go, always put a little of yourself in there. Be it flowers, food, or passion….maybe all three. Pass it along to others when you leave. Love your garden.


~Kim at Golden Pines~ May 19, 2010 - 12:07 am

That is a great attitude to have and one that I totally agree with!!! :-)))

Laura May 20, 2010 - 8:54 pm

What a beautiful garden, glad to see you that you are making a home. L x


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