As a self employed landscaper you are always hoping to do two things.
One is to look after your own garden and those little half started projects. I once went 10 weeks in the middle of summer without cutting my own lawn!!! This is always hard as when the weather is good its hard to stay at home and finish that path or pruning. You will always worry about someones else project and things you could be doing.
The second of these is what I call 'wet day jobs'. These I'm sure apply to everyone but especially those of us who work outside. This summer and autumn has meant precious few of these days so the work has mounted up. So thanks to Storm Diana I got cracking on these jobs this week.
I started off in a blaze of glory and got the shed in order...kind of!!! Now that I could get back into the shed, the work bench was in use again and with this lots of small repairs to things. Two spades got new handles, lots of sharpening of hand tools and drops of oil and grease on this and that. By lunch time I was going well but needed a break.
In for lunch (not in the van for first time in months) and a spot of office work. This started off well with emails done and few calls made. Then I clicked on a link from a supplier. It was there Instagram account. No hard done, I didn't have an account so joined up. Still no harm done. I have never been one for tech or social media. (I got my first smart phone less than a year ago under protest...Love it now!!!) Once on here for a little while I saw some great ideas and products. I was hooked. Wet day jobs got abandoned. Damage done. Clicking on this and that. Down this worm hole and that. Eventually I said to myself, might as well put a profile pic or something up. That was easy, ok, maybe a few of my work bits. Then as I started playing around a bit and become more confident (you have to understand what a low base I am coming from...literally your commoner gardener!!!) I could see the value.
The long and the short of it is Michael Murphy Landscaping is now on Instagram!!!
I am really excited about it actually. I have loads of things I often would like to share that up to now proved difficult. From before and afters of projects, materials and suppliers, plants and ideas plus loads of different projects. I would really love you to have a look and follow my progress. Maybe some day your garden may be on here!!!!!