What are we doing in the garden 2024

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  1. Logan

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    Well done @Retired and @Selleri i hope that you feel better soon.

    It was dry today so i did a bit of weeding in the front garden. Hubby bought 3 pots of hyacinths with 3 bulbs in each from Morrisons £3. each pot so i planted them in the back.
    In the front garden i planted some potted crocus that i did in the autumn, they don't look much at the moment.
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      We used to have a record player similar to this - in black lacquer and Japanese scenes. To increase volume we opened the doors. :blue thumb:

      Wish we had kept it as it would probably be worth quite a bit as it would be over 100 years old.

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        Nothing doing on the balcony today & probably nothing tomorrow either.
         
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          Hi,

          That is one nice gram @shiney Years ago these were in fashion but with the passage of time faded out which is a shame considering the amount of skill and work put in to make them. How truly sad it is such beautiful items are worth less than a mobile phone these days. At one point I had around 70 vintage radios in my collection; I'd restored these over ten years whilst enjoying vintage radio restoration as my hobby. Absolutely nothing seems of value these days living in a throw away society. Even electric cars are now throw away in ten years when they need a new battery. Thankfully weeds will never go out of fashion.

          The gardens are awash again this morning after more overnight rain; if we ever have two consecutive dry days then we're short of water with an hosepipe ban, not many hose pipes or watering cans are sold in Yorkshire for garden use. :scratch:

          Kind regards, Colin.
           
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            I only potted on some geraniums which were from cuttings.
             
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              More leaf removal. Trying to get as much done before rain on Tuesday.

              @Logan , I have a bunch of crocus coming up now, and big patches of snow drops all in bloom.
               
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                So sorry to read that you've being feeling unwell @Selleri , sending healing hugs and vibes your way.:grphg: xx



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                  Been tiding up the plant hoards and got them on in one space somehow like magic ;), I did have to move my dad flail mower attachment weighed a ton nearly pulled my back out:old: . Hopefully be having a log burner installed soon so I need the space for storing wood, its costing an arm and a leg I need a twin wall chimney attaching . Its unlikely I'll be buying anymore plants anytime soon :cry3:.

                  I finished off building my mum archway yesterday in the front garden , its to put some roses on . I'll get a picture next time I am round, looks like a mini pergola to honest.
                   
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                    Tidied up the allotment, took eight bags full of rubbish to the tip. Picked a Swede. Emptied out and cleaned a water butt. I'd expanded a path with cardboard and woodchips last autumn and now there's a load of growth poking through, I forgot I had a daffodil and tulip bed there. I also found a shower door in a skip and am wondering if I should make a cold frame from it
                     
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                      A landscape gardener friend came round and dug out a truck load of plants for a new garden he is making. The money for the plants will go to our charity. He may be back for more plants next week. :)
                       
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                        Did some much-needed Canna thinning near the pool as it's too wet and soggy everywhere else. The ground-level guttering which diverts excess water and edges the bed was lifted, re-joined and re-set to be more effective. I'm not saying the soil's wet but found an enormous leech living amongst the Canna rhizomes :eeew:
                        Yanked out a barrowload of Ipomoea indica stems which were sneakily rooting at the foot of the wall, but it's a complete thug and no doubt will bounce back twice as hard in spring.
                         
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                          It's predictably wet most days, but there is a definite plan of action as soon as I can get out there, initially to cut back and tidy up.
                           
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                            That's great, they're a real pickme up this time of year.
                             
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                              Yesterday i tied up some more of the Loganberries up.
                               
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                                Going to pot up my Begonias. I will tip out and check over the few Dahlia tubers that are still in pots , they will get re potted until I locate a permanent home for them out in the borders. Will probably sow a couple more trays of seeds too. Still debating with myself as to whether I will grow the Gladioli in the borders again or in pots. I like the idea of pots as they can be poked into any gaps that develop. I will mull it over.:scratch:
                                 
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