What jobs are we doing in the Garden today 2015

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    Best idea of the year. :yay:
     
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      Still ridiculously mild here, so out came the mower again and the grass had another cut, that's the second time I've cut it this month.

      Did a few other odd jobs as well. Gave the climbing rose a light autumn prune to prevent any wind damage, there's a japanese honeysuckle scrambling through it, I've cut that back a bit so it doesn't smother the rose.

      The rose and honeysuckle prunings were shredded, along with a few other prunings which have been hanging around for a while, and added to the compost heap.
       
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        Mrs Shiney did 41/2 hours leaf raking and I did 31/2 hours mowing. It was hot and sticky work. :phew:
         
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          I ignored my garden yet again because it's like a bog. :doh:
           
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            NOTHING Absolutely NOTHING. Not even burning leaves.

            Went to Church this morning. In the church bulletin, it said, instead of spending the money sending out Christmas Cards give that to our Tuition Fund for our young members. So wrote a note on a paper, gave it to the pastor, it read--- Regarding your Tuition fund, I will pay money for someone to rake my leaves. and left my phone number. Guess how many calls I will get.
             
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              Another 2 1/2 hours mowing. All finished for this year but I've scheduled more mowing on January the 2nd.

              I've also started on getting the edge of the lawns done. I want to try and finish them all by the time @ARMANDII gets his telescope up and running. I'm sure he'll be checking on me. :heehee:
               
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                Well, if I don't get a reasonably long dry period of weather to be able seal off and waterproof the base of the Observatory Open Day will have come and gone!!:dunno::heehee:
                 
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                  Almost got the all the edges of the front garden done. :blue thumb: Back gave out before the rain came down. :sad:
                   
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                    So mild here. Mostly been down the allotment weeding, but in the garden I've been squashing aphids. There are tonnes of them on everything! I predict an aphid apocalypse here if the weather doesn't turn freezing sharpish.

                    Removed one of the Hellebore's leaves entirely as they had all succumbed to black spot.

                    Removed a honeysuckle and jasmine out front as I would like to use their pots for lower herbaceous plants and some white sweet peas.
                     
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                      With 60mph winds and heavy rain the garden is a no go area and the next two days look like being the same, annoying as there is so much to do!
                       
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                        Good morning to day due to inclement weather and the hungy hordes that are decending on us tomorrow I am baking,the first of 6 batches just out of the oven;)

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                          With all the Christmas preparations finished indoors, the thought of being stuck inside all day and having to be sociable tomorrow was a bit much, so I was itching to get out in the garden.

                          Luckily, it brightened up a bit so I was able to get a few jobs done.

                          After washing the car and sweeping the path I still had half an hour of daylight left, so I rounded off Christmas Eve with a bit of festive compost heap turning. My guess is there weren't too many other folks doing that today. :biggrin:
                           
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                            It's normally recommended that you remove them anyway. :blue thumb:

                            We've continued raking leaves, cutting lawn edges and weeding all week. We managed a couple of hours, each, this afternoon as the rain stopped and the sun came out.
                             
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                              It dont ever stop raining when im off work so ive done nothing,my cannas are still in ground i hope they dont turn to mush :dunno:
                              Ive got a new visitor,a neighbours hen that they let roam anywhere,they had 2 but the fox ate the other,it must be lonely as its hanging round one of my coops that only has 2 hens in(they say hens like being in 3s),should i just put it in with mine ? its going to get eaten if i dont or would that be theft? :dunno: i feel sorry for it :sad: x
                               
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                                It would be theft but rather than let the fox have it why not wring its neck and cook it to get rid of the evidence :heehee: :heehee: :heehee:
                                 
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