I woke up this morning with a start. It was light outside and I thought we had slept in. But, no, I had woken up – surprisingly well rested – just before the alarm went off at 6.20am. What a gorgeous sunny spring morning! I love, love, love this time of year. And therefore feel a desperate need to get started working on our garden! 🙂
|First sign of spring….skinny snowdrops in our garden|
At the end of March last year I did a little series here on the blog where I pimped my garden the Flylady way = 15 minutes at a time. (Otherwise I get overwhelmed just thinking of all the tasks involved…mowing the lawn, sweeping paths, weeding borders, cleaning garden furniture, planting, pruning, bla, bla, bla.)
|More signs of spring in our garden…chubby snowdrops!|
Breaking it up into babysteps and a weekly routine worked rather well. So that, dear readers, is what I’m doing again this year. Want to join in the fun? No need to do exactly as I do – just make a list of what needs doing and pace yourself. One job per day or one job per week – it will all add up and your garden will soon be looking blooming lovely! ;D
Here’s my list:
- tidy out the shed and make a trip to the dump with any junk
- weed the stone borders around the house (before the weeds have a chance to multiply)
- scrub the wooden deck and wooden table and chairs
- sweep the paths
- make a start on weeding the paths
- buy a few bulbs and seeds
- weed the pavement in front of our house and put Danish flags in any dog poo I find
- mow the lawn (DH says we have to wait until the frost has gone)
- buy more gas cartridges for my weed burner
- repeat above as necessary
|More heralds of spring…Danish ‘erantis‘|
So, shall we get those (purple) gardening gloves on and dig in?
Have a marvelous Monday! 🙂
3 thoughts on “Join the Garden Party! (12 March 2012)”
LOVE the flag-in-poo idea! Not sure I could pull that off here 😛 I can tell it's time to start thinking about the lawn because the snakes (EEK!) are beginning to wake up. We're having a heat wave right now, so planning is all I'll be doing now 🙂
I'm thinking today will be a good day to venture out into the backyard and take stock of what I have to do. Spring is early here this year–and luckily I don't have snakes like C-Joy does. But I do have junk to clean out!
Snakes?! Strewth. Junk? That I understand. What say we all sit down on the porch – with a suitable spring cocktail – and let the cabana boy deal with the garden? 🙂
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