What Jobs are we doing in the Garden today 2014..

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    Ooh, let me know how they go, I just looked and that set looks lovely. I love the massive dinner plate ones! :)


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      I got a Christmas present for my mower - a full can of petrol. :heehee:
       
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        This morning I still have some rubble to get rid of left over from the new pond,someone's got to do it and it looks like yours truly is in the frame:heehee:;)

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          Got a load of mowing done. Almost finished all the lawns - just an hour or two more to do but it'll have to wait for another day. :phew:
           
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            Good afternoon only disposed of 4 buckets which leaves 6 to do.parts of my body started to play up and one of the wheels fell off the trolley:lunapic 130165696578242 5:
             
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              At least it wasn't the other way around! :heehee:
               
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                That's OK but I am still chasing the wheel down the road:heehee:
                 
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                  Filled some of the new lavender beds with soil and compost mainly just so it looks nicer when i look out lol
                   
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                    Spruce and noisette - yes it came back quite quickly really, I think from a rough seeding with scattered damp compost on top and keeping it moist probably only 4 weeks or so. It was the shock of it that was the worst and that I had done miles of it. Lesson learned.

                    Was just doing a little last minute clean up in the garden before guests arrive for christmas and trying to multi-task I got the wrong pastry out of the fridge, the garden tidy took longer than I expected, didn't hear the timer go off, so now have slightly singed Mince Puffs :snork:
                     
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                      Despite the 'orrible weather - I am determined not to sit inside during the Christmas hol's. So...today.... shifted two mounds of clay soil - one from planting some mature laurel (it's been there about 3 months I'm afraid) and the other from preparing a bedding area. Several trips to the hired skip. AND dug over compacted clay area - planted green manure (beans which are apparently good for breaking up clay) - and raked in some compost.

                      Now I can sit down inside without feeling guilty :SUNsmile:
                       
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                        Today I planted the last of the bargain basement narcissi my mum had got me along with a lovely black stemmed dogwood/cornus with 2 small buxus either side. This is in a strip behind a freestanding trellis which is quite wind exposed, post a pic tomorrow.
                        Couldn't resist the dogwood, the winter stems got me addicted but their autumn colour is lovely too.

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                        My addictions have gone from pelagoniums to dahlias to acers and now to shrubs!:heehee:
                         
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                          Raining for the last two days, so until it dries out and I am home, nothing will get done. I am home from work Wednesday -Sunday, hope it is dry outside to do stuff. If not my house with all the mess will keep me busy.
                           
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                            Last day at work before Christmas.

                            The day had an almost surreal feel to it. I spent several hours mowing the lawns, as they have just carried on growing this autumn and needed a tidy up for the holiday period. With a mild breeze and warm sunshine with temperatures touching 14°C conditions were ideal, and yet it's just two days before Christmas, in the depths of December!

                            Once the grass cutting was done, the next job was to replant a couple of large wooden outdoor planters which had contained about 50 winter pansies. Something had eaten them (we suspect Muntjac deer), so we've replaced them with some Polyanthus which were spare winter bedding and hopefully won't get eaten.

                            While pulling out the pansies I found something buried in the compost, a bit of rummaging around revealed ... a whole dead partridge! :what: Something, maybe one of the resident dogs or a fox perhaps, must have buried it there for later use. In the spirit of the season, I did think about taking it over to the orchard and hanging it up in a pear tree, but that would be silly wouldn't it?

                            As I said, a strange day. :rolleyespink:
                             
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                              Painful!! :yikes: :lunapic 130165696578242 5:
                               
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                                A couple of weeks ago we had another dozen, or so, trees removed and there was a lot of work to be done clearing up afterwards and digging out the ivy (lots of it) and weeds.

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                                Earlier on in the year we had an equal amount removed and planted the area which has now settled down.

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                                On the 22nd I mowed these lawns and four others.

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                                On Christmas Eve we did more weed removal from the latest cleared area (where the trees were) and then composted and filled with loads of horse manure. We went off to a local farm and dug out 20 x 70 litre bags of manure (some of it was put into our compost heaps).

                                We shall now let it rest for a while before planting up. We are thinking of digging out a few plants from other parts of the garden to help fill the space.

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