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WHAT ARE WE DOING IN THE GARDEN TODAY - 2021

Discussion in 'General Gardening Discussion' started by ARMANDII, Jan 1, 2021.

  1. mazambo

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    Sometimes I'm an awful gardener, May has crept up me unawares, so I've done a bit of raking and mixed together some borage, white borage, love in a mist, ammi and florist dill seed and just sprinkled it on a couple of patches of soil, nature do your thing please.
     
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    • shiney

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      Weeding, weeding, weeding :phew:. Oh, and have I mentioned weeding, yet? Oooh, my back! :sad:
       
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      • Scrungee

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        Just put all the loose pots, cell trays, seed trays etc., lying around outside away before the gale hits this afternoon and blows them everywhere, plus covered up/put away anything I don't want getting soaked by the heavy rain forecast.
         
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        • Upsydaisy

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          Just a case of making sure that everything is secure before the gales start.
          I expect the weeds here to start in earnest once this rain passes over. That's the trouble, the more water the more weeds. Hey ho!! I would rather have the water any day.:dbgrtmb:
           
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          • Snorky85

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            Been busy outside this morning before the bad weather hits-it's getting up a bit now.

            Weve been working on the Anderson Shelter restoration.
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            In between whilst dave's doing welding and bits, I had weeded between my box hedging and applied Topbuxus grow mixture. I've been very careful to calculate and weigh out exact quantities. I've got Topbuxus health mix and xentari caterpillar treatment to apply but will wait for Thursday to do that.

            Swept all up and secured some bits and even moved some potted trees into the shed-easier that cleaning up the mess after the winds.

            Hoping the new tree ties work well :fingers crossed:
             
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            • SamW

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              Been outside securing all down and hoping my earlier weeks efforts don't get destroyed in the wind and rain. It is getting pretty blowy out there now so have moved indoors to do some indoor gardening instead. I have a number of lithops to plant up and some more reduced bulbs to put in and see if I can persuade nature to work for me!

              The cat is running around like a mad thing outside. Only cat I've ever had who likes the wind and actively goes out in it! I think it's all the leaves blowing about. She likes the sound they make and chasing them to bring indoors to me. I have to say I prefer receiving leaves and twigs than mice. We've had this cat for 7 years now and the only living thing she ever bought me was a spider which she seemed to think was very amusing watching me leap up out of the chair when she dropped it on me:gaah:
               
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              • Sian in Belgium

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                Thanks so much for the heads-up, guys!
                I was so pleased to see the rain that is forecast for tomorrow, I hadn’t noticed the accompanying wind! Gusts up to 90kph - and to think I thought I’d finished for the day!!

                I’ve just mowed the handkerchief-sized patch of grass by the patio, and the grass paths - the rest will stay semi-long, or long for most of the summer. I was settling down for a cuppa, once I’d read the forum, and I saw all the “before it hits” posts.

                Time to turn right back around and get back out there to tidy up all loose pots etc, and tie in new growth, in preparation...
                 
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                • Victoria

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                  Just repotted my Valotta (Scarborough Lily) and the one Kiss of Death Hibiscus which has germinated. The first one was eaten by a snail! Grrr!
                   
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                  • Logan

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                    Potted on the chillie plants into their final pots in the conservatory,
                    done 14 another 10 to go.
                     
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                    • Snorky85

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                      We're in now, the wind seems to be at it's peak (I hope) and the rain has started.

                      We managed to get the Anderson up, screwed into the frame work and loosely bolted. Once it is all tightened up it will be even at the top.
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                      We've come in now and scoffing homemade bread and allioli and a well deserved beer. I'm shattered.

                      We'd been up to Lincoln Fri-Sun and was doing a lot of gardening there too. Painted a section of fence, weeded and put weed suppressant down and put down bark chippings. Tidied up the red hot pokers and honeysuckle. Also scraped back the base of the old greenhouse so it is ready for putting down grass seed.

                      Very tired!!
                       
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                      • Victoria

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                        @Snorky Are you still going to use it as a seating area with roses climbing over it ... or did I imagine that?
                         
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                        • flounder

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                          Cut down some more honeysuckle and ivy and thinned out the bittercress. I realised the bindweed has laughed at the glyphosate again, so will 'have words' with it later in the week.
                          Put up some more solar light under the gazebo and moved some more rubbish from point A to point B. really must get it down to point C at some other point!
                          Besides all that, I just stared aimlessly into the distance, wishing it was warmer
                           
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                          • Upsydaisy

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                            Just been out chasing some ,what I thought to be, heavy pots , some with quite big shrubs in them , that were being rolled around the garden . Hubs has nailed some batterns across the big cold frames as that is a particularly windy area at the best of times.
                            Wind speed is building and is at at 49mph now.
                             
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                            • Snorky85

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                              @Victoria Yes! it will have a bench along the side of it and will grow a climbing or rambling rose over it:biggrin:
                               
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                                Great work @Snorky85 :dbgrtmb:

                                Well that wind snook right up on me :th scifD36: 2 large smashed pots by the front door with Clematis in. Wheely bins all over the garden and a very unhappy leaning Lilcac. I gave up in the end and come in. I can't bring myself to look :help:
                                 
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