Garden goals for reluctant gardeners

Garden makeover ... getting the garden ready for summer

Having lived the majority of my adult life in a city centre apartment with a small balcony and then in a new build house with only a marginally bigger outdoor space, it’s safe to say that my gardening skills are somewhat lacking. Beyond the daffodil (mainly because I’m Welsh), even naming flowers is a stretch for me. Pretty? Yes. Identifiable? Hmm, not really.

Then back in February, we moved.

We moved to a house with a rather substantial garden.

1.5 acres of I-don’t-have-any-clue-what-to-do-with-you land, to be exact.

And six weeks on, with leaves starting to appear on trees and colourful heads pushing through the soil, I can no longer walk past a window and not acknowledge what’s out there and what an immense job we’ve got ahead of us just to maintain it.

As always, I think the key is to start small.

Go for the quick wins.

Tackle something that you can take a little bit of pride in in order to find the motivation to spur you on to deal with the bigger challenges.

Pop over to the Laura Ashley blog to read the rest of the post and see my first little patio project.

Garden makeover ... getting the garden ready for summer
Garden makeover ... getting the garden ready for summer
Garden makeover ... getting the garden ready for summer