I am actually sticking at a thing! Today is day three and my challenge was to do a bit of tidying up in the garden.
My shady corner near the pond had a lot of dead stuff hanging around- fallen leaves from the fatsia, last year’s flower stalks from the astilbes, dead fern fronds and various other crap. But in only 5 minutes I managed to make it look loads better. I also pulled out a bit of the yellow loosestrife because it was going the wrong way.
It’s amazing what difference you can make in just a few minutes. If you don’t feel like you have time to do a whole garden then try splitting it into 5 minutes here and there, even while you’re having a cuppa you can get stuff done.
I also have this tiny bed which I’ve always neglected a bit because it’s not very big, it’s lower than the lawn so grass keeps creeping into it, and I never know what to put in there. BUT I have plans for it this year, including brick edging to keep the grass in check a bit more. So I forked it over and pulled out the grass, a load of mammoth aquilegias (which I am starting to regard as WEEDS because they are all a minging colour and come up in the wrong place), and an alchemilla from Hades.
TADA! Looks better, dunnit. And it only took 20 mins.