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Gardening: helping out in the garden

Gavin’s grandad has a lovely garden that needs looking after so I volunteered to help as Gavs mum and aunt know so much about gardening so I took it as a day of learning and offered to help out. I was really looking forward to spending some time in the garden even if it wasn’t mine.

I took my gardening gloves and of course Frank.

It was hot.

It was hard work ( mainly because it was hot)

But the garden looks so much better.

I have to admit I brought home lots of cuttings that were destined for the compost pile. The honeysuckle Abelia Grandiflora smelled so good, like faint honey and peaches. I am now trying to propagate this shrub for my own garden.

We had a lovely lunch chatted, laughed at Frank who had a lovely time and spent the evening fast a sleep. Then it was back to work, trimming, weeding and clearing up all the cuttings.

Gavin had to order a take out for us because I was was tired. It was great to feel active. Maybe I need a career with more greenery in it. I am not knowledgeable enough to work with flowers and plants but I do love them.

Getting my hands dirty and working with plants makes me feel good. It’s part of my biophilic journey, bringing balance inside and out of my home and life.

About DP

Hi, I am Dana. I am dyspraxic trying to function and get organised in my dysfunctional world. I don’t shy away from technology but I do have a preference for all things paper and analog. I am trying to organise our lives through my bullet journal, travel around the globe and save money!!! Impossible I know. I have a hard time believing that you should spend a fortune on one day. So, with my creative skills and frugality I will hopefully create my dream wedding without getting into debt. My bullet journal has been a life saver, so much that I now have 3. One for life, one for wedding planning and my last for this blog. I am lost without them. I have a wonderful partner, two fur babies ( Manhattan and Frank) a full time job that I love and my love of blogging. Please bear with me with my spelling and grammar I do proof read about 4 times but I still miss things. I won’t be offended if you correct me. So that’s me, I draw and teach art to both kids and adults and I believe anyone can create anything you just have to practice. I have had to try and try at organising, that is why I am the Dysfunctional Planner.

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