WHAT ARE WE DOING IN THE GARDEN TODAY - 2021

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  1. Logan

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    Nothing today it's snowing
    "snow dig"
     
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      Braved the cold to do some de-thatching of the hardy geraniums and collecting up the last of the leaves. I cut down and covered a large salvia armitad with straw to protect it from further frost - I may be too late but it will have to take it's chance. Green bins this week so I will make sure they are full.

      The ground is frozen and I found a stiff sock in the border which had blown off the line last week. It made me smile when I retrieved it.

      The sun is shining and my friendly blackbird is eating the apples I put out for her near the back door.
       
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        I'm off out braving it too, some seed sowing that benefits from this cold season needs doing.:blue thumb:
         
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          What seed benefits from cold please. I think I have mistakes in the past because of this.
           
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            I intended raking leaves and clearing up after the winds (lots of stuff down from the willow tree) but the first job was filling the bird feeders.

            Although I have some large birdfeeders they're not a problem - until I found that they were frozen to poles! :hate-shocked:

            I sorted all the feeders out and then gave up gardening for the day :dunno:
             
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                  I'm just popping out there to try and give it another go. :fingers crossed:
                   
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                    I've just come back in ... can't feel my fingers but at least the seeds are done and the greenhouse has had a quick tidy up.....again!!

                    Hot shower is now ready and waiting...lovely!!
                     
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                      Thanks Upsy. The only seeds I have in that category are Perennial sweet pea and Verbena.
                       
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                        We got a load of leaves collected but gave up from the cold before the dark got us!
                         
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                          What seeds have you sown then @Upsydaisy ? I cheat and use the fridge but I do have some meconopsis seeds that I may leave outside .

                          Nothing in the garden its still covered in snow but hopefully it be gone by tomorrow . I've been sorting through my seed box this afternoon , making notes of seeds I need and where to buy from .
                           
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                            I have and may still sneak some in the fridge at some point in near time @Perki too.

                            So far it's Sweet Peas..a variety

                            Peas...

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                            And yesterday Asclepias
                             
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                              Tidddling down today - nipped into the potting shed and planted up some tulips. Put up the Christmas tree aswell.
                               
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                                Potted up 3 rooted cuttings of verbena bonarencess, I know that they're easy with seeds but I wanted to see if they would root, they took a lot of time in water but they do.
                                 
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