A walk round the garden

I am enjoying January so far. It was cold and very dark this morning and I was grateful I could stay in bed and get on with my jobs. It’s a frosty sunny morning and I am worried that my tulips and daffodils aren’t going to make it, due to the mild winter and now sharp frosts.

I put a lot of effort finding the right tulips, I went with one type and planted it over a few pots. I also layered them up so hopefully the bottom ones will thrive. Tulips are pretty hardy but I can see the squirrels and other animals have been in my pots even with the chilli seeds on top!

I cooked with animal fat this weekend and didn’t want to throw it away so I mixed up some seeds and popped it in the bird feeder, I hope they like it, I don’t mind if the squirrels eat it all as long as they leave my tulips alone.

I spent less than ten minutes in the garden, it really is my morning meditation. I look round the garden and list jobs.

  • Dispose of old bin
  • Make a cover for the smoker
  • Refill bird feeder
  • Rake leaves back into the flower beds for natural compost
  • Branches in the green bin
  • Put the plant pots away
  • Order fresh compost

It may seem like more work but I am never angry in the garden. I need to just to get the jobs done, January and feb are a good time for that. I am going to start growing my sweet peas and flower seeds in feb.




This is my happy place. There is something about January light, it seems so much warmer than at other times of year. it’s a biophilic balance of nature and meditation.

When we walk Frank the change from sunlight to shade can almost knock the air out of you.

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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