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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. rustyroots

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    Planted out Kohlrabi, multi sown turnips, radish and spring onions all under fleece. I have also sown successional radish and sown some chard. I had a tip run booked this afternoon so I have had a good clean up and made some space for all the pots I a plan to use this year.
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    • Sheal

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      Nothing happening here again this week, the snow continues to fall.
       
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      • shiney

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        I put in all the canes for the runner beans. That took quite a while and then it took time to tie in the cross supports. Just cutting 50 lengths of string to do the tying took longer than I would have thought.

        Our new neighbour came round with her 6 year old daughter for me to pick rhubarb for them and to work out what plants to put in their garden. Their garden is mainly lawn and ornamental trees and they want some colour in the garden. We'll go round there to see what space they want to allocate for flowers and we'll plan it for them and supply the plants. They went away with 10lb of rhubarb :)

        I have people coming round tomorrow for another 15lb of it. :rolleyespink: I'm just about to make some rhubarb sponge - with custard :) :hapydancsmil:
         
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        • Jasmine star

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          @shiney It's things like that that little 6 year olds never forget. A wonderful little world of flowers, rhubarb and colour. I'm sure it will make an impression on her as it did me all those moons ago :imphrt:
           
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          • shiney

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            The neighbour emailed and thanked us and said their daughter, Mimi, loved all our colourful flowers (mainly the well over 1,000 cowslips, primroses and primulas) and I shall be digging up some of them when it has rained. Mimi has asked for some of our Stachys (all kids love the leaves :)) and I'll give them Lychnis, and we have lots of annuals to give them a big burst of colour. We've already set aside some Salvia turkestanika to give the beds a bit of architectural look and colour.

            Mimi has asked for apples as she loves to cook and bake things. She said she would bake some muffins for us but I told her not to cook anything with sugar or gluten (Mrs Shiney can't have either) and, at only just six years old, she answered "that's OK I know a lot of people that have allergies" :rolleyespink:. A bright kid. :blue thumb:
             
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            • NigelJ

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              Sowing seeds in greenhouse, watering potted plants, got some dahlia tubers to pot up ands as always weeding.
               
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                Looks like his brother - Lobelia Sapphire is catching up rapidly :smile:. The plan is for both the white and blue to be edging the front garden path. They are also going in the hanging baskets and planters. I'll upload some pic's to my Gallery when they are all in full bloom:

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                • Logan

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                  Nothing today there's hail stones coming down.
                   
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                  • Fredas

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                    Spent today digging up more of my huge north facing Border. I am doing a patch at a time as it’s heavy going. I am very excited to plant this up as I adore ferns and hostas and those elephants ear plants.

                    Fell in love with Clematis Emerald Dream that I saw at the garden centre so the plant came home with me.

                    Got a green fennel plant and I was ‘that doesn't smell very aniseed like’ before stupidly eating a large bit.
                     
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                      I have 13 plants that I wanted to plant out but we were out all morning. Glad now otherwise they would've be planted out and I now see we have some minus overnight temps this coming week. So I will wait a bit longer.:blue thumb:
                       
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                      • Sian in Belgium

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                        Nothing much today, apart from laughing at the pair of mallards waddling across the drive (they look so comical when you don’t expect to see them!) and enjoying the lovely soft rain we are having.
                        I’ve opened up the trough cloche (try saying that after one of hubby’s G&Ts!) to allow the plants and seedlings inside to have a gentle water. I’ve been rewarded by the added bonus of watching Mr Wren dart in and out of the cloche, before flying up to the nest above our door
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                        • shiney

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                          Mrs Shiney did some sowing of seeds in the greenhouse but was feeling cold so gave up. I dug/weeded another 50 holes in the membrane and put bean canes in them and tied them to the cross poles. I wish I could grow the canes as easily as the runner beans as I think I shall be needing another 50 of them as they're gradually breaking.

                          I came in to a nice hot cuppa and a piece of cake. :hapydancsmil:

                          I saw a male pheasant limping quite badly across the lawn so went out and added some knitbone (Comfrey) to his drinking water. I hope it helps. :fingers crossed:
                           
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                          • noisette47

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                            Watering, watering and more watering. The promised rain has turned out to be ten minutes of light drizzle every couple of hours. Nowhere near enough to save the baby fruit on plum and peach trees, and newly-planted ornamentals. Not to mention the veggies! Even the asparagus is gasping :yikes: I wouldn't mind, I'm lucky enough to have an unlimited source of water (literally), but this sprinkling of rain is guaranteed to be enough to germinate all the weed seeds :gaah::biggrin:
                             
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                            • CanadianLori

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                              Just started to putter about and not getting much accomplished. It's because I don't know what I should be doing in the garden because I have these foxglove plants from last year and they are big and sad. I grew them from seeds last year. Packet says Digitalis, Pam's Choice, Origin:Holland

                              @noisette47 it is dry here but the guessers have said 90% chance of precipitation tomorrow. I can't open the valves to the outside faucets yet as we are still getting threatened with freezing temps. I wish I could do as you're doing.

                              Here is what everyone needs to tell me to do in the garden and should it be today please!
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                              • FrancescaH

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                                Sowed my cucumbers indoors today. Hope it's not too early. Sowed a few extra to sell. I've nearly been cleaned out of tomato plants now (I sowed about 50 and am keeping 12... everything else has been sold or given away aside from 3 plants!)

                                Courgettes, pumpkins and lettuce all got potted up into bigger pots today. I'm now having to drag the larger trays in and out of the house each night but at least it's better than having them all unthinned in seedling trays. Can't wait to buy a house and set up a dedicated garage space for seedlings!
                                 
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