Monday, 19 March 2012

Join the Garden Party (19 March 2012)

If you saw last Monday's post, you'll know that - just like I did last year -I'm working on my garden the Flylady way, fifteen minutes at a time.  Here's how I got on during my first week outdoors this spring...

First of all I took a walk around the garden and looked for anything that I could throw away.  It felt gooooood to get rid of some waveboards, old garden toys that the children have outgrown and, of course, plain old junk like broken plant pots and defective garden tools...
More clutter going out the door, or should I say garden? :)
Next I got out the broom and swept all the paths.  (A great way to warm up and get your heart rate going...)  Then spent another five minutes working on the steps down to our basement which seems to be a black hole for leaves - gah!

Hmm, what next?  Oh yes, I found the rake and got to work on the leaves and twigs that were all tangled up in the flower beds...


It didn't take more than 15 minutes and, hey presto, a couple of days later the spring flowers were already shooting up :)

On Friday morning I was out running errands and decided to give myself a 'reward' for my efforts.  I spent Danish kr. 50 (UK £6 or US $9 ) and got a bag full of cheery wee plants to brighten up our outdoor pots and front door...
Happiness in a bag :)
And my tasks for this week?  Well...

a) I'm hoping finally to be able to mow the lawn (we've still got frost during the night, so up until now DH has advised against it)

b) clean up the wooden decks and wooden furniture (so we're ready to sit in the sun with a cup of coffee when the temperatures decide to be nice to us).

Check back next week to see how things are blooming!

Have a marvelous Monday! :)


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