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I can't get no motivation. But I haven't tried

B3B3 Posts: 21,494
It's dry and sunny. There are weeds and dead leaves but nothing too bad. There are tools and empty flower pots lying about but the grass is too wet to cut. 
Once the grass is cut, I feel motivated. But it's cold.  I need to keep off the grass. Good excuse.
I feel I  should be doing something but I can't get motivated until it's time to cut back the perennials and shrubs.
Should I feel guilty or enjoy the rest?
PS. I would like to garden but tidying up doesn't appeal .
In London. Keen but lazy.


  • WonkyWombleWonkyWomble Posts: 4,024
    Wait until its a nice sunny day @B3 then just take your secateurs for a gentle stroll round the garden! Before you know it you won't be able to resist having a snip here and there! 😉
  • FireFire LondonPosts: 14,086
    I would just plan what you'd like to do this year.
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 15,864
    edited 25 February
    I just wait until the weather improves. I check on the greenhouse now and then to make sure it is still intact and the heater is still working.  Sometimes I even throw a bit of water about.
    Meanwhile, I still have some chocolates left over from xmas.
    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • FireFire LondonPosts: 14,086
    Maybe making a plan to simiplify and take some things out will get you going. Spaciousness.
  • UffUff SW Scotland but born in DerbyshirePosts: 1,702
    Winter is a time for chilling out and girding the loins for the coming season, relaxing and enjoying the laziness. Just wait until you're in the thick of it and wishing you had some spare time to chill out. I'll remind you of your post  :)
  • B3B3 Posts: 21,494
    If I make a plan, I'll forget it by Tuesday. If I write it down, I'll have lost the list . If something I dislike pops up looking full of the joys of sprIng I haven't the heart to kill it.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • raisingirlraisingirl East Devon, on the Edge of Exmoor.Posts: 5,557
    I feel I ought to go and get some more bits of roof out of the flower borders.

    “Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first” 
  • You need a project!
    With the winds our clematis climbing a very old cut back fir ...many years ago... and the winds pulled in down.
    Today we cut back the ivy that had grown over the old stumps, pulled them out and built a new....using bamboos from our garden....a new area for the clematis to grow up.
    We wait and see now if the plants will grow  again.
  • B3B3 Posts: 21,494
    Well, there are several neglected areas in the garden. But they're considered to be good for wildlife. It would be a shame to disturb them😉
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,325
    You just need another hobby over winter @B3. ;)

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

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