WHAT ARE WE DOING IN THE GARDEN TODAY - 2021

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  1. Logan

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    Cutting off the dead flower stalks on the lavender, nearly finished them.
     
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      @clanless

      :hate-shocked::doh::runforhills::runforhills::dunno::heehee:
       
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        Well I've recused 4 hydrangea macrophylla today , one of my clients wanted to bin them :hate-shocked: not on my watch :nonofinger: , so I brought them home and planted two on the garage site next door in the very wet area / bog , I like to experiment with plants and this site is ideal to see how much water they can take .

        I took another hydrangea round to my mum and planted it , pruned some roses for her and had a quick titivate round tiding various things up.

        Got stuck into some weeding when I got home , you know the ground warming up when the weeds are growing .

        My snowdrops have got going now I've got more than I thought but not nearly as many double ones I planted a couple of years ago.
         
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          I planted some more Primroses along the length of the middle path and then cleared a bundle of dead Couche Grass near to the Sedum by the Green House and generally tidied up that area. I'm not really a fan of Pansies but there were some going really cheap so I bought them and now they're planted in the Oak Barrel next to the Kitchen Door and also, by the Kitchen Door, in the large reconstituted stone pot just to add colour and add some more bulk.
          There's a small area on the corner of the rear of the Garage where Rose "Masquerade" has grown since the 80's and which is still doing fine. I've also planted a couple of Clematis there as well but it's not really great soil with any depth to it so I've also, when I've had a spare bulb or two, tried Crocus without any great success. But I think I'm going "Plant blind":doh:because I must walk past that area several times a day but only today noticed that the Crocus are multiplying happily
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          Any spare Tete-Tete Narcissi have gone into any pots that haven't got anything else in them.:dunno::heehee:
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          I think this Fuchsia "Lambada" didn't make it through the Winter but I'll cut it right back and see
          what happens....
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          It's the Alliums and Fritillaria that are now putting on good, quick growth in the borders perhaps even faster than last Spring.......
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            It's amazing the difference in our individual gardening climates, Perki, your Rhubarb is ahead of mine but my Snowdrops have been full steam ahead for the last couple of weeks. It's amazing how fast Snowdrops start to multiply though once they get it into to their heads.
             
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              Weather forecast ( checked yesterday ) said cloudy with sunny spells today. It was incorrect, actually beautiful warm, spring like day with lots of :hotsun:. Had a walk in the beach and then went out into the garden.

              I was a little tired after the walk and would very much have liked to just sit in the sun with coffee and biscuits and not do any gardening at all. But, told myself not to be lazy and do something. Moved a ceramic pot with a yellow Scabious in to a better position by one of the baths. After wandering around trying to decide what else to do decided to get the hand shears and start chopping at some very long, thick grass and brambles. Took me around an hour and a half to cut approximately an area 10 metres long x 1 metre wide. Got stabbed numerous times by the brambles. Not in the best of moods when I finished. Still a lot more to do on that area, too. Spent a few minutes watching the pond snails and looking at the pond. Most of my pond plants have been invaded by grass and clover, so I guess I'll have to sort that out at some point. Murmuration of Starlings in field took off and flew over me. Amazing sounds taking off and passing overhead:)
               
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                I bought a new electric propagator today, a Garland one that has 4 small trays and high domed lids. I have 2 half trays that fit on it, so have sown 2 types of Marigolds and also sowed some Dahlia Tartan seeds.

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                  Carry on where I left off yesterday with building new bed.
                   
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                    Finished cutting off the flower stalks on the lavender.
                    Did a bit of weeding and divided a hardy geranium.
                     
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                      Got home from work at lunch time to bright blue sky and the auto vent opening the window in the green house.
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                      I pottered in GH for a bit, but it was a bit warm. I have booked into the local tip next Friday so have cut up the conifer I cut back a couple of weekends ago, so that it will fit in the car. I have also shredded all the apple pruning sand put t he se in the chicken run in 3 big piles. The girls had great fun kicking it around and having a good rummage. I then spent the last half hour of light weeding the front border. I hit about 2 square meters done. Hopefully I can get back on it tomorrow.
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                        made a light box for the chilli seedlings.
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                          Had a good afternoon in the garden. Worked on the sunny back border. Dug out a load of plants that had spread way too far, weeded it, pruned the contorted hazel back into shape, cleared the raised beds of weeds, planted up a couple of troughs with a couple of small evergreen shrubs.
                           
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                            Another lovely mild day which got me out into the garden again. I'd decided to finish off what pruning was needed to be done so picking up my latest toy, the electric Secateurs, I went down to the bottom of the garden where the White Buddleia is, I attempted to prune it back. But I found that the very old Choisya next to it had grown and spread into the Buddleias area, so I had to cut that back with the Secateurs. I then started on the White Buddleia and the electric Secateurs just made the job so easy and quick. The only downside to that was that I then had a pile of Choisya and Buddleia stems to add to the pile of other prunings which I will need to cut into smaller pieces to put them in the Council Green Waste bin.......another "Tomorrow" job:dunno::heehee:
                            Walking back I noticed that the Garrya James Roof needed pruning at the front as it was protruding out onto the East path so that job was done and before I got back to the Green House I decided that one of my favourite Shrubs, the Hedgehog Holly, was casting too much shade onto part of the lawn side border where there was a Peony "Sarah Bernhardt, clumps of Rudbeckia "Goldsturm", perennial Poppies, and a Rose "Uncle Walter". I hate pruning this shrub because, for some reason, I like it so much but, in the end, I shortened the height and width greatly and gave it some shape rather than the sprawling long stems that it had.
                            More planting tomorrow:hapydancsmil::heehee:
                             
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                              Another day of :hotsun:, although a bit of a chill in the air as a slight breeze. Had a couple of hours in front garden. Gently combed through 4 ornamental grasses with the rake. Watched the pond snails for a couple of minutes and contemplated cleaning out the pond. Finished cutting the overgrown area with shears and then went over it with electric strimmer. Also started cutting paths back in across the garden. The wire ran out, indicating to me that it was time for a coffee break. Sat on bench and watched the birds, rats and lambs.
                               
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                                Spent the whole day, morning, lunch and afternoon in the garden. Weeded the bottom borders and moved and divided some plants.
                                Found it a bit more difficult today as I normally like to kneel down but there was no way my dodgy leg/ knee would allow that ,so ended up with a very stiff back instead.:sad::sad:

                                Watered all the overwintering plants in the greenhouse and both coldframes. Tidied the plants up as I went ,removing wilted leaves and spent blooms.

                                Carried on digging up and re-homing clumps of Snowdrops.
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