Monday, 16 April 2012

Join the Garden Party (16 April 2012)

Oh my word, what a lot has happened in the garden since I posted two weeks ago!  You'll remember that I've been doing the gardening in chunks - the Flylady way.  Using my timer for 15 minute sessions.  Or listening to four or five songs on my phone.  And moving on to different areas of the garden or taking a break at the end of each segment.

It took me just 15 minutes to weed/prune back/tidy up the front border - hooray! :)



Though I have to admit that it took a tad longer to remove the grass from the stone borders...


But I just did it in 15 minute stints, and ended up with several buckets of weeds...


Now it's all done and dusted!  And it should make it a breeze to keep it looking that way for the rest of the season.  At least, that's the theory... ;o)





In other news, I've resown grass on the areas of the lawn where we removed some unsightly bushes at the end of the autumn.  No, I didn't do it perfectly.  I just raked the earth about a bit, took out the obvious weeds, sprinkled over the seeds, covered the seeds with a bit of earth and watered the whole shebang.  Five minutes later, the job was done and Mother Nature can get on and do her bit.  Here's a 'before' shot - will be interesting to see how it looks after a few months...




Hmm, what else, what else?  Well, I also managed to get rid of (yet) another bag load of junk from the shed.  Isn't it amazing how an impending refuse pickup combined with the impending arrival of family from Scotland can spur one into action?

And - the icing on the cake - I even managed to do some 'lawmothering'!  Double hooray!
Inspired to get started?  Want to join the Garden Party?  Then check in every Monday and let's keep things rosy in the garden...

Have a marvelous Monday! :)





2 comments:

ms. caboo said...

It is so windy out today that it's best to stay inside. Seriously! Crazy wind for two days.

DIANE, DENMARK said...

Snow and hailstones here...crazy weather indeed! :)