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theguardian - 29 days ago

How to turn a patio into a green oasis

Instead of weeding between the slabs, fill the gaps with ornamental speciesSomeone recently asked me: “How do you get the motivation to do all those jobs you hate in the garden?” As a person who increasingly can’t find the motivation to do anything other than gardening, I had to think long and hard about how to answer this question. I know that in horticultural media there’s often talk of gardening as if it is some kind of outdoor tidying up, with our “jobs for the week” and “top 10 hacks” – but things don’t have to be this way.If you don’t like doing something in the garden, you just need to change it. Life is too short to spend on your hands and knees weeding between the gaps of patio slabs, when you could be enjoying the miracles of the natural world in the fresh air, especially since two weeks later you’ll have to do it all again. So here’s how to do away with that job for ever. Continue reading...

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