Posted: 21/08/2012 at 19:08
Hi Andy, my approach would be to break the garden up in to different areas in your head or on a piece of paper in to small manageable areas, taking the 'bit here, bit there' approach can often make people feel defeated quickly. When you have divided your garden up just deal with the one patch at a time, setting goals of what you want to do there based on what you can physically get done in one day. Take photos, lots of them, and when you feel fed up and that you're not getting anything done (as we all do sometimes) look through them and surprise yourself with how much you've done.
This time of year and well in to Autumn is best for digging over the soil and preparing your beds for either veggies or where you want plants in spring, get the little ones involved and think of what jobs they can be getting on with whilst you're doing the physical things that they can't.
The best advice I can give is to stop thinking of the garden as a whole thing, gardening is one little victory at a time and can't be rushed anyway. As soon as I realised this I started enjoying gardening and being outside even more.
I hope that helps, best of luck and hopefully you'll keep us updated with some of those photos.