My garden has now been completely neglected for the past 5 weeks, I have not been to investigate the greenhouse in 2 weeks and the veg patch is now hidden out of sight by the weeds that have taken over. I can see from the bedroom that the mallow plant I grew from a cutting is now 3ft tall and about 3ft wide and is covered in lovely pink flowers, this makes me smile.
I have been diagnosed with hyperememesis gravidarum, the most severe form of morning sickness, I have pretty much been rendered useless. Imagine having horrendous food poisoning for a couple of days and how drained and exhausted it makes you feel and then imagine having this for almost 5 weeks!
The beginning of this week saw me admitted to hospital and attached to a drip until they were happy I was once again hydrated.
I now find myself at home, signed off from work for 3 whole weeks and still unable to do an awful lot. One of the main things I am struggling with is the state of the garden, I see glimpses of the mess every time I pass a window and feel a little helpless. I can’t imagine what the neighbours must think of this abandoned jungle 🙂
One thing I have had plenty of time to do is read endless seed catalogues and make grand plans in my head, I am just desperate to out the plans in to action, new beds need to be dug, trees need to be dealt with. All that is left to do is break the news to my wonderful husband how much work he is going to have to do to help enact these plans 🙂
Hubby has been busy building and painting a lovely new chicken coop and run, I am quite excited about this but think we may delay the chicken purchase until I am feeling just a little bit more on track 🙂
I apologise for the lack of pictures this week, they will come as will many more posts when my garden realises that I really do still love it and hopefully it will forgive me for the complete neglect it has suffered.
Please visit this website which aims to raise awareness of this condition: http://www.helpher.org/