Sunday, November 2, 2008

沾花惹草有烦恼 Planting trouble

膝盖骨痛,成为我少运动及少活动的理由,也是籍口。不怪得体重也增加了。

家里有好几棵盆栽,早就应该换泥土和修饰了,但都是拖,一拖再拖,就好几个月了。其实还有许多其他的花木需要照顾,但都交由太太打理了。总之就是“懒”!

今天傍晚,心血来潮,体会到再不行动,不只花木会抗议,连老婆都会发火了。

先从最大,最老的那盆开始吧。懒人工作多折磨,忽然下起毛毛雨。。。但还是得坚持下去,我警告自己“不能停”,不然就是遥遥无期了。

这些盆栽,是岳父母在我们二十五年前搬进这间屋子时送的。当时树龄都应该有整十年以上吧,所以这些盆栽都至少有整三十五岁了。

清泥,修根等,确是要花很多功夫。我想这得用上两天(傍晚)的时间才能够完成吧!

My knee condition has been my reason and excuse for inactivity. It is also the cause of me putting on weight.

We have a few pots of Bonsai plant needed soil change and pruning. I have procrastinated for a few months. In fact we have many other potted plants needed regular care, but my wife has taken over the job. I am lazy.

This evening, I sensed the urgency for action. Any further delay will cause not only protest from the plants but also incur the wrath from my wife.

I picked the biggest and oldest of the lot to begin with. Lazy workman, good excuse.... it drizzled... But I told myself "steady...don't stop" otherwise I will never start again.

The Bonsai were given to us by my parents in law when we moved in to this house about 25 years ago. So all the Bonsai must be more than 35 years old now.

It was a tedious work. Cleaning soil, trimming roots..... it needed two evening to complete one plant.

1 comment:

Pauline said...

Alas! you have started with one. Slow & steady win the race but don't stop. Otherwise, it will take many moons to complete it. The poor bonsais.