The way to get things done in the garden

by AnneWareham on August 31, 2012

Cardoons at Veddw


The way to get things done in the garden is to go out there intending to do something else. So I went out yesterday all girded up to plant the 30 odd plants that were all sitting there demanding to be planted. For some reason the other plants that had been dug up and left in the buckets suddenly seemed very interesting. They had been there for some six weeks, and as the buckets didn’t drain I had been regularly emptying them of the frequent storm water, in spite of which they had got stinky as a foul drain.

Why it suddenly seemed more fun to deal with stinky plants which needed sawing into pieces before potting up I have no idea. It did involve a trip to the garden centre for more compost, however…

Still have 30 plants already in pots impatiently waiting their turn..

The way to get nothing done is, of course, to blog about it…

Crocosmia Lucifer by seat, Veddw


August 2012

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Abbie Jury August 31, 2012 at 7:59 pm

“I’ve noticed something about gardening. You set out to do one thing and pretty soon you’re doing something else, which leads to some other thing, and so on. By the end of the day, you look at the shovel stuck in the half-dug rose bed and wonder what on earth you’ve been doing.” Anne Raven, Deep in the Green (1995)

AnneWareham August 31, 2012 at 9:35 pm

Umm..why have I never come across that ? Should I have done?

Abbie Jury September 1, 2012 at 9:10 am

The quote? Or the experience?

AnneWareham September 1, 2012 at 9:20 am

The source of the quote…

Phil Hirst September 1, 2012 at 9:51 am

Couldn’t agree more. My latest mantra is “finish this job first…”

AnneWareham September 1, 2012 at 10:17 am

Good luck with that!

Charles Hawes September 1, 2012 at 9:51 am

I reckon you need a list.

AnneWareham September 1, 2012 at 10:18 am


Margaret (@maogden) September 1, 2012 at 11:43 am

I often make a list but end up doing other things!

AnneWareham September 1, 2012 at 12:36 pm

Somehow I imagine I would do exactly the same. But would have acquired an extra chore – list making..