In the garden

Have you got plants or flowers at home? Have you got a garden? Would you like to have one?


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When it’s hot outside, the air is stuffy and I am sick and tired of rush hours and crowds, I usually take refuge at my out-of-town lodge with a small garden near it. There I enjoy the fresh air and sunshine, surrounding nature and calmness. I love tending to all my “children” there – to berries, bushes and fruit treas. My garden makes me very happy and always fills me up with energy. To tell you the truth, gardening is my stress reliever. I would say, it is my second hobby (after learning languages, of course).

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When it’s hot outside, the air is stuffy and I am sick and tired of rush hours and crowds, I usually take refuge at my out-of-town lodge with a small garden near it. There I enjoy the fresh air and sunshine, surrounding nature and calmness. I love tending to all my “children” there – to berries, bushes and fruit trees. My garden makes me very happy and always fills me up with energy. To tell you the truth, gardening is my stress reliever. I would say, it is my second hobby (after learning languages, of course).

Victor,  Great job! I crossed out two words not because they are wrong but because we usually revert to the shorter colloquial forms. I too have a garden but it was rained out this year. Your дача and garden seem to be a haven of peace for you and yours. By the way, I just retired a month ago. Keep up the good work.    Mike

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Gz man! From now on you will have much more spare time for learning the hobby languages, won't you, Mike? This summer we've been suffering here heavy rains, too, but thank God my дача has sustained all those water storms.

Thanks for the correction.  Victor

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When it’s hot outside, the air is stuffy and I am sick and tired of rush hours and crowds, I usually take refuge at my out-of-town lodge which has a small garden near it. There I enjoy the fresh air and sunshine and the surrounding nature and calmness. I love tending to all my “children” there – to berries, bushes and fruit trees. My garden makes me very happy and always fills me with energy. To tell you the truth, gardening is my stress reliever. I would say, it is my second hobby (after learning languages, of course).  A great piece of work Victor. Very well done. I agree with you I think gardening is a wonderful way of relaxing. I believe it certainly reduces stress levels too.

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Thanks, Julie. It's really nice to know that on the British isles, too,  there are people who share my view on gardening.

Have a nice day.  Victor.

When it’s hot outside, the air is stuffy and I am sick and tired of rush hours and crowds, I usually take refuge at my out-of-town lodge with a small garden near it outside. There I enjoy the fresh air and sunshine, surroundings of nature and calmness. I love tending to all my “children” there – to berries, bushes and fruit treas trees. My garden makes me very happy and always fills me up with energy. To tell you the truth, gardening is my stress reliever. I would say, it is my second hobby (after learning languages, of course).

An excellent essay.

Near it means  in the vicinity, but a garden is part of the property so is referred to as outside.

Fill up is a phrasal verb and, in this context just fills.

Ex: Fill up the jug before you put it in the 'fridge. Although fill, alone can be used most often too! Part of the 'fun'? of learning!

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I never thought  that there would be some problems with the prepositions in this text but now I see that I was mistaken. It's really better to say "The garden is outside of the lodge" even if the lodge is standing in the middle of the plot which is used as a garden.  Thanks for such a detailed response.

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When it’s hot outside, the air is stuffy and I am sick and tired of rush hours and crowds, I usually take refuge at my out-of-town lodge that has a small garden near it. There I enjoy the fresh air and sunshine, surrounding nature and calmness. I love tending to all my “children” there – to berries, bushes and fruit trees. My garden makes me very happy and always fills me up with energy. To tell you the truth, gardening is my stress reliever. I would say, it is my second hobby (after learning languages, of course).

Excellent work!

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Thanks for the excellent mark!!