It’s Monday! Which means it’s time for an update on
gardening the Flylady way =
gardening in babysteps and using a timer. We’ve just had a lovely long
holiday weekend with lots of time spent in the garden. ====== Um, isn’t that what I wrote two weeks ago?! Yes, Denmark was closed yet again on Thursday for Asencion. And the schools and some workplaces were also shut on Friday. So we’ve been spending rather a lot of time in the garden. And finally enjoying dinner out on the deck…
|A glass of white wine and some tomato and basil bruschetta – yum! 🙂|
Thanks to my Flylady routines (‘lawnmothering’ at least once a week, weeding the flower beds every other week, sweeping the paths regularly etc), our garden is looking pretty good. Hooray! But now that we’ve got sun + a bit of heat, a bitter enemy has reared its ugly head…dandelions! Gah!!!
|Not too many dandelions in this particular patch…|
Well, they didn’t get here in a day. (If I’m truthful, we haven’t done anything about the ones in the lawn since DD10 was born…) And they’re not going to disappear after a weekend’s hard graft. I started off by doing a Flylady ’27 Dandelion Fling Boogie’ but kept losing count and the will to live. So now I’m concentrating on one area at a time and attacking them 15 minutes at a time. Going only after the obvious ones where there are yellow heads, because I like to see them disappearing – and I need a sense of achievement! ;o)
I can’t remember how many bucketfulls of dandelions I’ve squashed down into the garden refuse containers this weekend. But if I say 20 bucketfulls, I wouldn’t be far wrong…
I had a bit of a perfectionist moment this morning when I went out to do the ‘lawnmothering’. “I can’t possibly mow the lawn because there are still yellow heads peeking up! I need to remove the dandelions first…” Then I slapped myself on the head and said “No, lawnmowing is a weekly routine. Do that as usual. And then – and only then – can you go ahead and declutter the dandelions.” So that’s what I did. Didn’t hyperfocus. Got my routine work done. Because the dandelions aren’t going anywhere fast are they?
|(Most of the) Dandelions are gone and the ‘lawnnothering’ is done – hooray! 🙂|
The lawn looks fairly good again and I feel a sense of achievement. Time to get my purple gardening gloves on and keep chipping away at the dandelions. Check back next week to find out if I’m winning the war…
|The rhododendrons are popping open before our very eyes 🙂|
Have a marvelous Monday! 🙂