Join the Garden Party! (12 March 2012)

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 comments:

C-Joy said...

LOVE the flag-in-poo idea! Not sure I could pull that off here :-P 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 :)

ms. caboo said...

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!

DIANE, DENMARK said...

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? :)