At the end of our garden near the woodland is a collection of neglected shrubs that looked so sad when we first moved in. There were a few rumbling suggestions at the time that maybe digging them up and starting again might be a wise move. Instead I chose to simply prune a few and see how they came along with some tender loving care. Removing all the weeds around them and allowing them to see light by taking away overhanging branches and dead wood from above has really paid off.
This morning I was thrilled to find the air scented with the sweet perfume of mock orange blossom which now covers the plant that could have been so easily discarded.
"Not everything in life is instantly beautiful"
It takes time, patience and care to gain a lovely sight sometimes. Just like learning how to paint. Taking time and having patience really does have its rewards.
Not throwing away anything too early helps too!
"Patience is a virtue, possess it when you can"