WHAT ARE WE DOING IN THE GARDEN TODAY - 2021

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  1. NigelJ

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    Empty one compost bin and use as mulch.
     
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      Planted some tulips and a few wallflowers.
       
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      • Flumpy

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        cut back some dead rose, tidied the arch and cut the edges of my lawn :dbgrtmb:
         
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          My wheely bin is full to the top but isn't collected until Friday, and I have 3 more sackfulls to put in there :mad:
           
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            Hadn't planned on anything really but ended up weeding, moving some bulbs, dug up some dahlias and moved an acer. Also mulched the garlic and relocated a few ferns and digitalis, and chopped down some anemones.
            It's dangerous stepping outside lol
             
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            • Lem

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              Fitted a new automatic vent opener to the greenhouse, and planted a couple of Haworthia pups into small pot's :)
               
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              • Tinkerbelle61

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                Still clearing beds in our new garden, cut down out of control climbing roses & thorn bushes from the ditch fence, cleared a 2 foot circle under the plum and cooking apple trees. Picked and stored the last of the cooking apples (3 crates of lovely apples and a cardboard box of slightly bruised ones). We are new to storing fruit, have put a single layer in each plastic crate, these are now stacked in the roof of the garage. The bruised ones we will use first, these are on a shelf in the garage so I can keep an eye one them and use when they need cooking.

                Freezer is already full of crumbles and bags of plums and blackberries. Hoping the apples will store for a good few months so we can get through what’s in the freezer. Saw on GW that Monty said when storing apples, not to let them touch, although there is only one layer in each basket, with plenty of airflow between and through the baskets, the apples are touching.

                Nothing now until next weekend.
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                  Broadbean Aquadulce Claudia sown in pots in greenhouse, compost heap turned and mixed.
                   
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                    Couldn't do anything yesterday, it was raining. Today going cut the rest of the sage and put it in the freezer, then dig up the plants. Try to see if there's any room for some tulip bulbs there and wallflowers.
                     
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                      I harvested the courgettes that grew whilst we were in the UK for 3 weeks…
                      The biggest is 54cm long, and over 3.4kg in weight! We did pick every courgette before we went, honest!
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                      Today will be cutting the grass, harvesting the chillies, harvesting the last mint of the season ready to preserve for the winter. I’m just pottering at the moment, waiting for the dew to dry off a little, and things to warm up, before getting on with the serious stuff!
                       
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                        Well I managed to cut the sage and put it in the freezer and dig up the plants. There were a lot of foxglove and forget me not seedlings that I did want there, so they went in the bin. Couldn't be bothered to find any where else to put them and I've only got so much time. Didn't do anything else because it started raining and hubby told me that I shouldn't get wet, even though I always change into my gardening gear.
                         
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                          Just going back on the subject of compost bins, I’ve just found on the net what is called a base plate the dalek sits on, does anyone have one of these and are they any good? Looking at between £18-£20 plus delivery so wondering if they are worth it. Says it stops any rodent issues.

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                            Sorted out some pots and made a note of areas in the borders that will get planted out with Tulips next month.
                            Picked this weeks supply of apples and pears.
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                              Never heard of them Tink but yes I imagine they work like a paving slab and are too solid for them to be chewed through.:dbgrtmb:
                               
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                              • Victoria

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                                We sat out for an hour and a half and planned. Agreed on getting rid of the wood dining set on the lower dining area and replacing with the kitchen dining set. The latter will be replaced by a huge pot with a large lime tree. That will leave the kitchen patio with a Lime, an Avocado and a Prunus cerasifera 'pissardii' as focal points.

                                Kitchen set ...

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                                The two "patio rooms" are separated by this detached room ...
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                                This is all so exciting. :hapfeet:
                                 
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