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Trying to stay on track and pace myself

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Today I have started to feed my Roses. Normally I would get distracted and do all the weeding as well but today I’m forcing myself to stay on track. Trying my hardest to ignore the weeds that aren’t near the roses and gosh it’s hard. Since my stroke, I get so tired easily and quickly and have to remember Rome wasn’t build in a day 😂. Something that doesn’t come naturally to me.
So far I’ve done the 10 Roses in the front garden. Now just have to do the 6 in the back garden. Considering before I joined GOY I wasn’t keen on roses but now I’m slowly adding to my collection and it’s all Waddy fault 😂 for introducing me to David Austin Roses and finding out his garden Centre was only 1/2 hour drive away, not that they where open last year but could still order on line much to hubby’s dismay and our bank balance.
Thought I better put a photo in lol, so here is a photo of the Magnolia that’s in my front garden and of course the boys.

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Well done you I was thinking of feeding my rose but its so cold today I chickened out

2 Apr, 2021

 

Gosh I hadn't realised it was time!

2 Apr, 2021

 

Drc726 was a bit chilly at 1st but was suprised how it warmed up by lunch.

2 Apr, 2021

 

Yorkslass, I found David Austin on Facebook and so get reminders from them of when to do things. They say to feed your roses end of March, beginning of April. Need all the help I can get to remember to do things lol.

2 Apr, 2021

 

Gosh Jen, you’ve been busy today! You’re brave too as it’s been pretty cold - hope you were wrapped up well! I’m overwhelmed at the work you done today, I hope you didn’t overdo it and you’re ok this evening!
The magnolia is looking magnificent as are the boys!!! ☺️

2 Apr, 2021

 

Hi Jen. Pretty blossom and lovely doggies.
You are wise to do garden tasks steadily.
It's so frustrating, seeing lots of work needing doing, but not having the energy to do too much. Enjoy your Easter.

2 Apr, 2021

 

Thank you Kate, bit tired this evening. Run out of rose feed so didn't get the back garden Rose's done. Ended up helping hubby to look for a screw in the workshop that he had dropped and in the process doing a bit of a spring clean lol. Feet up now and don't plan to move till bedtime 😀

2 Apr, 2021

 

Thank you Terratoonie. It is hard to pace myself, my mind is willing just the rest of me let's me down lol. I have to remember it's still early days.

2 Apr, 2021

 

Thinking back to your comment on weeds. Just remember weeds are plants in the wrong place. For many people the wild flowers [British native] are the weeds. They are the food for so many insects that we need to keep the balance right.
So your 'weeds' are valuable and you may decide you like them when you get butterflies on them.

2 Apr, 2021

 

Seaburngirl, I will try but will never be able to with the Horsetail 😂.

2 Apr, 2021

 

Jen, It's very easy to get distracted and go off on a tangent when you've decided on a job that needs doing. Trying to school yourself to keep at one task when the others are winking at you is quite hard! My OH says think about what you HAVE achieved, rather than what there is still to do, but I'm afraid I'm a 'glass-half-empty' person who's always fretting about what is still waiting to be done, so I understand your frustration. Still, pacing yourself is definitely the way to go and enjoy your 'wild flowers' in the meantime, as SBG suggests! Love your magnolia, BTW.

3 Apr, 2021

 

Jen I don't think anybody has ever written that you should love horsetail in your garden. Though it was used as a pan scrub in bygone days and to treat urinary problems!

3 Apr, 2021

 

Oh my Horsetails. I understand your pain. Does the fact they were dinosaur food help? ;o)

probably not !

3 Apr, 2021

 

Anger. Thank you. Your OH is so right. Normally I would have spent all day over the Easter weekend out in the garden and got it all done but yesterday I took the day off and slept. But by forcing myself to stay on track i got the roses done, where before by getting distracted some roses would end up being feed late. 😁

4 Apr, 2021

 

Yorkslass, I never for one moment thought anyone on here would suggest that I live with my Horsetail. It was looking online on how to deal with it that I found this site. Interesting that it used to be used to clean pans and used for urinary problems.

4 Apr, 2021

 

Seaburngirl. I remember Paulpatch (think that was Paul's name) telling me about the dinosaurs. Over the years I've reduced it but considering next door and along the road is covered with It, it will be a on going battle lol.

4 Apr, 2021

 

Well done on feeding the Roses in the front. I know just what you mean about wanting to do more - and have found it really difficult to stop before I overdo it. Yesterday I was so fed up as some of the small Dahlia seedlings have been nibbled by (?) a snail in the greenhouse and there is Bindweed popping through the nearby gravelled area from a neighbour . . . :o(

5 Apr, 2021

 

Oh no, Shirley, your poor Dahlia seedlings. I was late sowing mine. Got them in the conservatory and they only just starting to come through. Feel your pain over the Bindweed. Luckily it's the one weed that I've not got here but had in my last garden and was an on going battle with it

5 Apr, 2021

 

Jen, I found a snail in the greenhouse today, although it had a very pretty 'swirly' pattern shell it was swiftly dispatched to the brown bin! Good luck with your Dahlia seedlings ... :o)

7 Apr, 2021

 

Shirley, glad you found the culprit.
Thanks, Dahlias seem to be coming along nicely but one has come through very pale for some reason lol.

8 Apr, 2021

 

Couldn't work out why a plant pot wouldn't stand level, Shirley, then discovered that there was one of the huge brown snails under the pot, it went flying elsewhere! Also your pretty swirly snail used to be favourites of mine when I was about 6-7. After the rain I would be out in my wellies, with a bucket, over the fields into the ditches looking for pretty snails to take home. My parents had a small holding and grew bedding plants, though I never remember being told off!
If you can keep on track and only do the job you went out to do, you have much more willpower than me! Well done, but keep taking those rests.

8 Apr, 2021

 

Jen its interesting you found the site while looking how to deal with your horsetail - that's the first time I've heard anything in its favour!

11 Apr, 2021

 

Yorkslass, Haha, there at least one thing positive about my invasion of Horsetail 😂

12 Apr, 2021

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