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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. Sian in Belgium

    Sian in Belgium Total Gardener

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    I’m so sorry to hear that the wind has caused damage:sad:
     
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    • Jasmine star

      Jasmine star Super Gardener

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      Oh thank you @Sian in Belgium :love30: I couldn't do much to be honest. I'll just have to wait until tomorrow to see what I can salvage :sad:
       
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      • Tinkerbelle61

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        Rescuing everything that crashed when the blowaway went over!

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        All the sweet peas were upside down in the root trainers, remnants now in pots, chrysanthemums looking sad shoved back in tray.

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        Tomato’s and labels shoved back in, now it’s a guessing game which is which.

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        Nicotiana lost a few leaves, lucky I over seeded each pot!
         
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        • Loofah

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          Had so little free time recently, have been cramming what I can in. Mostly weeding and breaking up compacted beds before the rain hit. Moved a few things about to the new pond and sifted a few yew plants from the new hedge to extend it somewhere else.
          Finally got to see dad after many months so tidied a bit in his garden and nicked a few plants :) recuperated at the beach...
          Wind is howling here and just remembered a pot on the wall outside; will it survive?!
           
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          • Upsydaisy

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            Oh no @Tinkerbelle61 that's a real shame, I hope you manage to save most of them.

            I've now given up trying to look outside, the wind is raging out there still at 51mph. Dreading what I might find tomorrow. The noise is terrific!!!:yikes:
             
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            • Loofah

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              Decided to have a quick run outside to save my pot!
               
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              • Victoria

                Victoria Lover of Exotic Flora

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                I potted an Iochroma Cutting which rooted and cut 25cm off my pink Brugmansia which suddenly came to life after years of dormancy! :dunno: I have put the cutting in water with three Honeysuckle cuttings and hope all root. :fingers crossed: I am now going to read up on braiding and standardising the Honeysuckle.

                Brugmansia sauvolens when it bloomed in 2008 .. (yes, that is zero eight) ...


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                PS Maybe the original rootstock will grow. It has been buried in Tradescantia 'Blushing Bride' all these years and suddenly we saw a fresh stem.
                 
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                • Sian in Belgium

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                  .... mainly trying to keep on my feet, as I went down to the compost bays to empty the kitchen compost container! It’s windy out there!!
                   
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                  • Loofah

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                    Wind has blown over a lilac tree in full bloom! Base looks rotten so it's either the clutter of ivy and undergrowth or honey fungus :( other trees have demised in similar manner over the years...
                     
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                    • Logan

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                      Potted on the rest of the Chilli plants got 16 and 8 sweet peppers.
                      Also potted on the rest of the verbena bonerenses got 48, they've been so easy to grow and the Verbascum.
                       
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                      • CanadianLori

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                        Outside, the only thing I've done is a quick walk around the little gardens to see what is growing back. Last fall I split my rhubarb into about 4 pieces (can't remember if it was 4 or 5) and only 2 have come up. I hope the other pieces forgive me and start showing.

                        I've moved a few things around in the greenhouses. Wish it was nicer so I could move my lavender but I guess the rain is doing the gardening for me today by watering everything quite thoroughly.
                         
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                        • 2nd_bassoon

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                          When the wind died down I dug out two trenches and planted the asparagus crowns, so now we have to stay here at least another two years. Also spent a while perched on a conveniently placed stack of paving slabs to watch the hens for a while; the slabs are going down for the greenhouse floor this weekend so need to look into a bench for the same spot.
                           
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                          • Upsydaisy

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                            They also self seed very easily too ,we have them popping up everywhere even between the brickwork in the paths. Love them though, brilliant for the butterflies in particular .:dbgrtmb:
                             
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                            • luciusmaximus

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                              I wish they would self seed here, but don't seem to be getting the idea. I bought several plants a few years back, hoping I would get some self seeders:dunno:. The Fleabane and Toadflax self seeds everywhere , which I am very pleased about:hapydancsmil:.
                               
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                              • luciusmaximus

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                                Had a windy walk in the beach yesterday morning . Wind had died down a little, but still cold enough to need hat, scarf, gloves and winter jacket. Stared at patio bed when I got back, still thinking about what to put in it. Also need to buy paint and give it a bit of a sand soon. I did intend to do some gardening in the evening, but R took the garage key with him to work so couldn't access my tools!

                                Apart from Alpines is there anything I can plant in my Belfast sinks that will not require watering ( or very infrequently ) and will not need the compost/ soil changing ?
                                 
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