I AM NOT SURE WHY THERE IS THIS RUSH to do everything, but everything, before Christmas. Maybe because the start of the new year is only a week after that?
Everyone I know has projects on, including me. I decided to re-lay all my garden paths – but first I have to remove not only the stepping stones among the bark mulch, but also all the valuable soil that has been produced by the disintegrating bark and fallen leaves.(Any soil is a luxury here), and finally I can replace the base weed-matting.
Note: the new movable white fencing to keep the dog back from the front fence where she has learnt to bark at any movement she sees going by - only when I am not at home I heard - did not quite work ( too smart a dog) and will need a little further tweaking.
But before that the lawn that becomes a carpet of flowers in the Spring had to be returned back into lawn, hopefully before the last of the rains. How many weeks to Christmas?
The paths may be not quite finished by then – in fact quite a lot not done by then.