WHAT ARE WE DOING IN THE GARDEN TODAY - 2021

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  1. Sheal

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    I replaced the young winter flowering Viburnum that deer found appetizing last winter with Mahonia 'Charity' that I bought on Wednesday. It should be deer resistant, only time will tell.

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    As always digging a hole in my garden is never straight forward. Hitting rock is the norm but today it was old fencing wire. I wonder how much more rubbish is buried? Oh, the joy of living on ex crofting land. :)
     
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      Cut off the canes that had fruited on the 3 loganberries and tied in the new.
       
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        Thanks Vicky and @Tomcat.

        That's just a few of them, we have over 60 plants and have cuttings in the greenhouse.
        When I dug them up and potted them up for overwintering I cut them right back hard, but they have put on lots of new growth and most are now in bloom. :)
         
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          leaf removal. and burning them.
           
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            Need to lift a few leeks for the cooking, lots of stuff for the compost heap, check over greenhouse stuff and pot up a few bulbs that I've just received.
             
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              Gorgeous day out here, I've been cutting back and tidying the raised patio beds today. Also took some Dogwood cuttings.IMG_20211218_152231.jpg
               
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                I too am always on the lookout for big pots. These aren't huge, but do you have a Homesense shop (owned by TK Maxx) in Jersey? They sell gorgeous glazed terracotta pots from about February, much cheaper than anything I have ever seen online. I request them as birthday presents, partly as I find them heavy to carry. They come in all sizes and I remember last year seeing an especially big one selling extremely cheap that was too heavy for me to carry and I missed the opportunity of asking somebody else to pick it up for me. My biggest one is 13 inches diameter and 13 inches tall, dark brown that cost about £7 reduced and I spent about an hour getting the sticky label off, which came off perfectly with no marking in the end, which contains a miniature rose. I have two deep blue ones 14 inches diameter and 11 inches tall that cost about £9 each (requested birthday presents), and currently one contains blue "Crystal Palace" lobelia (grown from Poundland seeds last spring) that is still flowering well for the middle of winter, the other contains a miniature rose. I did buy a smaller one that I could carry, with the most beautiful green-blue shading, cost about £4, eight inches diameter and eight inches tall, looks lovely with winter violas right now, which I am glad I got because they seem to be a seasonally available item that just aren't available for a lot of the year (worst when the shops are full of Halloween and then Christmas things).
                 
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                  Managed to find a gap to get outside, yay! Dug out and moved a very old rose, hopefully that will survive, and it came out with huge amounts of snowdrops so have scattered those around too.
                  I also got to try out my new battery chainsaw and I can't see me ever needing a petrol one again, it's phenomenal
                   
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                    I've been doing a bit in the garden today it been a really nice sunny day shame I didn't roll out of bed sooner . I've been cutting more perennials back that's the vast majority now and shredded them with the lawnmower, took a few weeds out while I were pottering and dug out a salvia amistad I forgot about and rehomed in the GH . Found some Alliums purple rain and Gladiolus byzantinus in the GH so got them planted, I bought some more bulbs in the sale from farmer gracy so I got muscari fantasy creation planted in the garden and some in a pot , I am going to plant the rest tomorrow not to many some iris Kathrine . H some russian snowdrops and some scillia siberica .

                    I tackled the neighbour very tall ( about 15ft by 8ft wide ) golden leylandii hedge earlier this week it backs onto my garden, his side hasn't been cut for 2 years so it were rough . Looks much better now .
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                      The last couple of days we have continued with tidying up. I have edged, trimmed and weeded one small border in the front and filled two wheelie bins with weeds. For us the border is small, about 30ft x 4ft, but seems as though it's getting bigger and harder to do every year. It's either that or I'm getting older :old: :heehee:.

                      I've filled two ton bags with leaves as all the compost heaps are full. Mrs Shiney has cut down three of our Leycesteria formosa as they now grow 7ft each year. I've dumped a load of that on the bonfire heap and Mrs Shiney shall use some of the stems for making Christmas stars (21" on a side) for door wreathes.
                       
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                        Moved more rhodies and had a bonnie. Bit of a stinky one but several people around here have done the same recently so don't feel too badly about it
                         
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                          Inadvertently [of course .. nobody would do it purposefully!] put my hand on a slug that was halfway up the wooden gate as I went to take the rubbish out to the bins......... yuk yuk yuk
                          They get everywhere those blighters .........
                           
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                            I must be losing it. I was just wandering around the back garden when I saw a Robin sitting in at tree. I stopped and waved to it - I think it winked at me - but I can't be sure.:redface:
                             
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                              Got back from work, changed, dug up parsnips and leeks. Cut some viburnum and winter flowering honeysuckle for indoors.
                               
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                                Nothing today it's raining.
                                 
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