Tale Weaver – #237 – 22nd August – Weeds

You find them everywhere. Weeds.
This week consider the notion of weeds as your topic to write about.
What does it mean to you? The unwanted plants that grow in your garden? The irritating people in your life? Something others consider a pest but you think otherwise.
Go where the prompt leads you.

Thanks Michael!
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We had a lovely buddliah bush in the front garden when we were in the cottage. It was a haven for butterflies and bees.
We had rose bushes too, but they were a bit straggly so had to be ruthlessly cut back.
‘Leave the buddliah though’, I asked when Hubby decided to get outside and tidy things up while I went out.

I came back and the front garden was completely stripped.
‘Where’s the buddliah?’
‘What buddliah?’
‘That beautiful bush with the purple flowers that was in the corner.’
‘Oh. I thought that was a weed and got rid of it. I pulled everything.’
We had no plants at the front at all for years until we decided to sell and wanted some kerb appeal. We bought a selection of border plants and put them along the path. They looked very pretty.
As a potential buyer was leaving, I hear the woman say
‘Nice house and garden, but a shame about the weeds.’

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About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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12 Responses to Tale Weaver – #237 – 22nd August – Weeds

  1. Sadje says:

    One man’s flowers are another man’s weeds!

  2. sirirani27 says:

    Di, That was funny that your hubby pulled the weeds even though you told him to leave the buddliah bush. Seems the potential buyer thought that the plants that make such beautiful flowers were weeds. One woman’s flowers are another woman’s weeds.

  3. jenanita01 says:

    I can understand people’s confusion, as some weeds are lovely, whereas some garden plants can become messy and unattractive…

  4. Michael says:

    Lol..I do know that one. I had a friend once who would ask me to mow her lawn, it was wild and overgrown and once the job was over she’d complain I had mown over her plants which for the most part were invisible among the overgrowth. Thanks for participating this week.

  5. Violet Lentz says:

    It’s all in ones perspective isn’t it? I enjoyed the read.

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