Welcome to the Jungle

Since starting blogging, I’ve shared many intimate details of my life with you, my readers.

You’ve seen my mug shelves.

You’ve seen my kitchen cupboard.

You’ve seen my dining room shelves and toy storage.

As a result, I may have gained a reputation for being a tidy, orderly sort of person.

But I have a secret.

A shameful, shameful secret.

It’s my secret garden. Or as we refer to it in the family, "the jungle". 

You see, the thing is there just never seem to be enough hours in the week to tend to my garden.  And although I do sometimes plant stuff, it has this habit of dying on me, slowly, over a period of many months.  Except the plant I like to call “the ever-growing nettle of death” which appears to continue to grow at a rate of knots no matter how many times I try to murder it with chemicals and kitchen scissors.

We live in a very ‘tidy garden’ sort of town and I swear to God, my neighbours must think they’re living alongside the Clampetts when they walk past our house.

Anyway, seems the people at Bosch love a challenge as they offered to help me clear up my garden. Not with manual labour (sadly), but with technology. And plants.

Yep. We’ve been offered the chance to try out some nifty gardening tools, including some very cool electric secateurs and cordless hedge trimmers – plus the chance to order a whole lot of plants and shrubs from Best4Plants.

We’ll be sharing the results with you in two weeks time. I’d like to say ‘hold on to your hats’ but to be honest, I don't want to set unfair expectations.

Let's just say, "Wish me Luck!"


Sally is a full-time blogger and founder of the Tots100, Trips100, Foodies100 and HIBS100 communities, along with the MAD Blog Awards. She spends a bit too much time on the Internet. She’s also a very happy Mum to Flea, the world’s coolest ten year old.

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  1. 17th October 2011 / 11:54 pm

    I’m sure the garden will look fabulous – I’m just jealous as I have a small balcony. I went back and looked at all those other posts. Totally relate to having a system and not liking it when others mess with it (re: the mugs) and absolutely love the rugs idea to define the play area. One question though, and it is out of a genuine thirst for knowledge that I ask this: On seeing your cooker I wondered if anyone who chooses one with eight gas rings ever uses more than four at any one time? Obviously you can’t answer for everyone but do you see my point?

  2. 18th October 2011 / 1:39 pm

    Is it bad that I REALLY want a go on a pair of electric secateurs? This is what my life has come to…

  3. 18th October 2011 / 2:05 pm

    Ummm… I kind of like your garden as it is. Is that wrong?
    Plus, it’s much more wildlife friendly in this state.
    Then again, my kitchen shelves, cupboard and toy storage areas are probably also quite “wildlife friendly” so perhaps I should keep my comments to myself.

  4. TheBoyandMe
    18th October 2011 / 4:03 pm

    I think that’s a fabulous garden with very mature and well-established shrubs.

  5. 18th October 2011 / 6:01 pm

    Oh how FAB! I am massively jealous and may not be able to talk to you next time we meet. I love garden tools more than is perhaps appropriate in a woman of my years and I salivate in garden centres over plants and toolage! Good luck (said through gritted teeth)

  6. Pants With Names
    18th October 2011 / 7:52 pm

    Lucky lucky you! We need the equivelent help. I set the husband to work with a saw the other weekend and it hasn’t been pretty. Just as well winter is coming soon and we don’t need to go out there for a bit.
    Have fun! Look forward to seeing the results.