Currently the garden is unloved, covered in builders junk and the veg patch in particular looks more like an unloved allotment infested with weeds. From the middle of June last year the lawn has not experienced the blades of the mower while the flower beds have not seen a trowel and to add that touch of something special we have a container filled with our possessions in the middle of it all. The picture is grim!
I am overwhelmed by the tasks that 6 months of neglect have piled up. It’s like all those things in life that just seem to big to tackle. The task is just too big.
When I studied for my degree I studied the basics of manufacturing processes and the principles of Taylorism (Frederick Taylor, 1856-1915) which is the process of breaking every task down into individual actions. This process was adopted by business & lifestyle gurus through the 1980’s to help us focus on those illusive goals in life. I think we all know the principles these days.
So with a heavy heart I need a plan for getting my garden back to life. Just to add to this we are now ankle deep in mud as the snow has all melted and the rain is now (as I type) continually tapping it little fingers on the roof of the cabin above my head.
I have made a start though. I have been shopping! And yes I do know that is not the way to get stuck in but rather the way to avoid what needs doing.
However I did buy my first ever heated propagator (and I haven’t confessed the unplanned spend to T.W.O yet) as well as 3 packets of seeds
So my ‘big task’ list begins like this:
v Tidy up builders mess (or get them to)
v Move the big pile of stones from under the washing line
v Weed the veg beds
v Weed the flower beds
Then I think we can start to plan a new garden.
And yet I really want to plant those seeds now………..