Posted: 02/01/2014 at 17:29
oh dear, Clueless! I was feeling quite happy until I read your tale of woe!
I've been frustrated by the weather too but, try being a bit adaptable. Here in South Wales we have a very "moist" climate and a clay soil or to put it more succinctly, it's usually to wet to dig or too dry and hard to get the spade in. Like you, I have a list of jobs waiting to be done - shrubs to move, perennials to lift, divide and replant, veg plot to dig and prepare. etc. - but none of them is THAT urgent. I did get out between the heavy showers today and completed pruning my restricted fruit trees and did a bit of tidying up, all from the path, too wet to tread on the soil.
I felt very pleased, one important job completed and ticked off the list. Oh and by the way, I found my first hellebores coming into flower, snowdrop leaves 2 inches high and bumble bees on the winter honeysuckle.
Gardening isn't all about hard work, learn to enjoy your special space too.