Just three days after posting last week’s piece about gardening with Mum, she suddenly passed away in hospital. Life from here on will be difficult – I not only have to face life without her, but eventually must give up the garden that I have enjoyed so much for the past 28 years..
For now, my sisters and I have taken charge and will keep it looking as good as she would like it. We will open the garden with others in her village as planned in early July. Hopefully she will look down on us then, and think we managed to do a good job.
After that, I will collect seeds and divide plants from around the garden to give to her much loved friends in the village, as well as to the family to remember her by.
I have a head start, with lots of her treasures given in exchange for gardening services growing nicely in my own patch – they will provide some comfort there.