There are so many garden projects that I want to start.
I often look at my garden and daydream. I think about a kids space in the garden, fern area where it’s shady, a little potted succulent/cacti area, mosaic projects…the list goes on. It’s here where I get overwhelmed – and although I know I need to start somewhere (anywhere!) I stay stuck. Because I stay stuck, nothing actually gets achieved.
The recent Easter holidays were a great time to start a project. The little potted cacti area would have to wait as I hadn’t organised any plants. However, I did have the pots and bowls I wanted to pot the cacti in.
What I could do was at least get these pots and bowls and put them in the area where I wanted to put the cacti. This would be the first action step that I would need to take – and one that was easily achievable. Also putting these pots and bowls in their area would be a great visual reminder to eventually fill them with plants!
My tool area needed a tidy as well. I read a great article in Organic Gardener by Simon Webster recently where he talks about the importance of keeping gardening tools organised. I can relate and admire those with a sense of organisation. Maybe I can’t have my tool and garage areas completely looking like a picture from Home Beautiful, but I could definitely take the action step of a tidy up.
Another area I could take a look at was the back corner of my garden where I had accumulated all sorts of bits and bobs that I thought could be useful in the garden one day! The problem was that I needed to remind myself what was actually in that back corner. So another action step of looking at that back corner and then moving forward from there.
I identified these three small action steps I could take to get the ball rolling in my gardening projects. When I break down gardening projects this way, I don’t find them as overwhelming. In a quote by Rudyard Kipling he says ‘A garden is not made, by sitting in the shade’ . So true!
Now over to you, what are some garden projects that you’d like to achieve?