I was feeling a bit sorry for myself today so about one oclock I quickly put on my old gardening clothes, made a paste with some garlic powder and body cream smeared it over my scarf and clothes and out I did go. I did not know where to start so instead of a plan I just started to weed , slowly ideas started to develop , some soil was taken from the big heap near where the pond is dug out and another small bed was created for wild flowers as the fence we put up to have a tamed area near the house is see though and it will be nice to see wild flowers and not alone for aesthetic purposes these wild flowers will keep the bees busy . A lot of mulch is needed at this stage and I find I am robbing it from other areas here that really can not afford to be robbed so will have to rethink the mulch as the straw does not suit here very well as it is inclined to blow away. Put some bedding plants in and some summer bulbs as there is a wedding soon and really need to have some pretty colours blooming in the area here near the house. Planted the bush hubbie surprised with also and as the day wore on my earlier melancholy shifted to gratitude . Realising how blessed I am to have something at hand to shift my attitude is really quite magical . I had been frustrated with the speed of progress in the garden challenge and wishing for more plants and bushes when in fact I did not even get the time to plant what I have , all I needed was within my grasp and there is abundantly more lying at the front door waiting to be planted and seed packets lying on the table here that also need to be planted. I am learning a lot at this time in my life and the lesson I learnt today was I had enough in fact I had too much because there is at least a week of planting around me so for this I am grateful, also for the challenge I am grateful and tonight I am also grateful for word press where I can spend a little time catching up with some reading.And maybe write a post also: nothing to do with the garden ha ha . Happy days and I do hope the slugs do not cross my crushed eggshells and nibble my plants , I am seriously thinking of leaving a torch on beside the new plants to deter them .