Thursday, January 17, 2013
This year I am going to be selfish and do things for me.
Last year I helped 2 friends, one with cleaning and gardening and the other with gardening and shopping.
I did do some gardening for myself, but not enough!
Its my aim to get my garden up to scratch this year and grow more veggies than last year. I have joined the organic gardening group to get some helpful ideas. I would like to be self sufficient, but one step at a time.
I will continue to encourage birds and wild life into my garden. I would like to set up another bog garden for the frogs and newts and also I have been told its good for the birds .I am aiming to put in a rockery as well and hoping this will be good for the slow-worms. I do not intend to buy new plants, but will grow some from cuttings and seeds. There will be a small wild garden too with wild flowers, hopefully. All that is in the back garden.
Then there is the front garden, which I also need to change. I have already started, but need to dig out the bramble bushes which keep coming up all over. I will keep my blackberry bush in the back garden, it had lots of fruit last year! It was a fight between me and the birds! LOL! I have not really planned it much yet, but will be taking cuttings and try and propagate more variegated holly trees and hebes which I already have and like. There are wild primroses, white violets and rose bay willow herbs there already so I may plant some bluebells too. I have some hellebores to transplant too.
I have joined a knitting challenge to help me knit some of my spare yarn. I find knitting helps me to relax. Something I was not doing a lot of last year!
The team is:- Jan 2013 Stash Buster/ It's All About Me Challenge
Also, I am on a challenge for the team: Paper Jewellery & More Paper Crafts
I love to play with paper and paint. This is something I can enjoy with my GD along with teaching her to knit and crochet. My first project is a paper rose. Then I will make one in material to put on my hat which the moths attacked.
I am going to spend more time on Spark. I need to tend my Bead Bugs and History teams and did not have much time last year for it. I shall be in the 5% Winter challenge too which is soon to begin.
Adrian and I have started hiking again and I intend to keep it up. Life is easier for him since he started on new medication for his Atherosclerosis. It really is making life better for walking and sleeping and he only started just after Christmas. We did not have much time for hiking together last year.
So that is a good goal to keep up the exercise. I shall continue to do strength training etc etc.