You know that saying “if you want something done, ask a busy person”? Well a year ago I was that person. I was working (and staying) in London, three days a week, as well as working a further day from home. Consequently, all my gardening had to be fitted in between Friday and Sunday. And do you know what? I was far better at getting things done then than I’ve been over the last year, when I’ve been working far less, and rarely away from home overnight. I find the lure of the sofa, a good cup of coffee and a gardening magazine often wins out over getting the wellies on and getting out there. Procrastination, I love it.
But it’s got to stop, and this is my plan. I’m going to share a monthly ‘Resolve and realise’ post where I plan (resolve) to do a number of things over the coming month and then the next month share what I’ve achieved (realised). Not only do I think it will help concentrate my mind over what I should be up to, but it will certainly concentrate my mind over what I’ve actually done. Bizarrely, I love a deadline almost as much as procrastination, and for me, it’s definitely the lack of one that leads to the other!
Obviously I don’t have any December resolutions to report on, so I’ll concentrate on (late) plans for January:
- spring clean greenhouse (yuk!)
- prune wisteria
- prune vine
- dig and prepare new ‘bronze bed’
- sow more sweet peas
- sow more broad beans
- plant out bought replacement crocuses in pots (after a mouse had all of my bulbs)
- force rhubarb
If anyone would like to join in with me, please feel free, just leave a link with your comment.
In future, I plan to write these ‘Resolve and realise’ posts on the first Sunday of the month, so the next one will be on 1st February.