Hello and welcome to Gardening Love 💚
Hi I’m Becky, a full-time mummy who loves nature, outdoors and gardening. I also suffer from depression and completely believe that Ecotherapy can work wonders for mental health. Here at Gardening Love I hope to bring like-minded people together. Those who enjoy being in nature and are interested in the health benefits of Ecotherapy. I am a free spirit, I don’t always garden by the rules, having a go and seeing what happens is kind of exciting to me.
My love for the outdoors began as a young child.
My father introduced me to the importance of nature. He would take me off on adventures across the Yorkshire moors, through fields and woodland. He taught me to stop and take a moment to see the beauty that surrounded us.
I am very grateful to my dad for this valuable lesson because it has helped me over the years, particularly in adulthood. I have turned to nature on many occasions for peace, comfort and sometimes guidance throughout my adult years.
Now as a mother myself, I try to teach my sons the importance of the world around them. For instance to stop and take a moment to smell a flower, or to watch the birds eat in our garden. Encouraging them to plant seeds and watch them grow.
For me my back garden is my little piece of heaven. Unlike some of the larger gardens out there, in contrast our garden is fairly small. However it does the job and we are grateful for the garden space that we have.
Finally to be a gardener you don’t need vast amounts of land and tons of knowledge on plants and soil. If all you have is a window box and you plant one seed, the desire to connect with nature and care for that seed makes you a gardener.
Let us break the taboos surrounding mental health by talking openly and honestly about our minds.