I have to admit I let it slip a bit in the past year. In my first year of blogging I posted 90 times! That may have over achieving a bit, and the next two years I posted around once a week.
Last year I only posted 35 times! As I said, I let things slip.
I think I actually let the gardening slip a bit too. There were things that probably should have been pruned back to encourage more growth etc. that just didn't get done. Weeds were allowed to take hold where they weren't wanted etc.
I've been lucky enough to have some time off work between Christmas and New Year's and was able to spend a little time doing some clean up in the garden.
I didn't want to completely rip everything out, because I wanted to leave some cover for the birds, and to leave some seed heads standing. But I got some tasks done like trimming back the milkweed etc.
I find if I do a little bit at a time, those little bits add up and eventually things get done. This year I'm going to apply that to my gardening too.
Instead of waiting until I have all day to take on a task, I'm going to take a few moments here and there and chip away at the task until it's done.
I'm hoping that way, the garden will still look nice and I won't be a worn out. sweaty wreck.
It's not actually a New Year's Resolution, more a "Plan of Action" but I think the garden (and I) will benefit.
And along the way, I'll try and make a point of blogging about it on a more regular basis.
Starting with this short little post today.
The island bed looking frosty on Christmas Eve
I wish you all the best for you and your gardens for the coming year. I look forward to seeing your progress.
Words and photographs by Jayne Wilson, Green and Serene, Jayne's Country Garden.