What jobs are we doing in the Garden today 2015

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  1. Sheal

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    Have a word with your neighbour and see if you can adopt it Joolz. :)
     
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      I would take pity on it, Joolz, and put it in with your Hens as it would be safer there. It wouldn't be theft as you have no intention of keeping it, but it obviously wants to be with your birds......so why not. The only happy "person" if you don't would be the fox.
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        I finally got round to completing the mulching today, general tidy up of a few plants, shredding, planted out broad beans. It was my Christmas treat to myself:)
         
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          Merry xmas @longk :) Its a warren not worth eating bless they are bred for egg laying... stuff it im rehoming it! x
          I dont care if i get 10yrs in the slammer :heehee:
           
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            I did sheal.he told me the fox got the other and said throu her back over,i told him i dint mind rehoming her but u know what pillocks are like,im having her tomo stuff him,id rather she died a natural death that fox food bless her x
             
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              We'll come and visit you :dbgrtmb: I might even be able to get you rehomed to Shineyland. :heehee:
               
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                Cheers shiney :) i shall send you V.O :heehee: i persuaded the hen she would be better off in my coop so that is where she is tonight,snug as a bug with a full belly :biggrin: x
                 
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                  Well done @joolz68 id have done the same. Hens are flock animals they don't like being on their own.
                  I'm pleased she now has a lovely new home where she will be looked after properly & she's safe :dbgrtmb::chicken:
                   
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                    I admired my lawn/mosspatch thats now producing numerous ground springs because of all the water running off the hill behind us. Our burn has turned into a raging little monster.
                    The pond fish seem to be very active and happy so not all bad then :fishing:
                     
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                      I was too busy yesterday to do anything out there but hope to get a little more of the edging done this morning before I have to worry about the family get together.
                       
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                        Yesterday I was out pottering about for a couple of hours in the fine weather (though windy), weeded the veg patches, checked on divided potted up plants (have tons as have renovated another section of the garden and done some much-needed thinning and replanting of perennials), staked a few shrubs that looked to be suffering a bit from the constant winds. Nothing essential, but it was just nice to be in the garden ...
                        Today, nothing as it's been raining since last evening.

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                          Making the most of the weather and time off to do a stock take of all my potted fern collection and to finish labelling them properly (a job I've been putting off since the summer).

                          I've noticed that almost everything is starting to shoot now including the Miscanthus and other grasses.

                          One of the 'white' Hellebores I bought at a fete two years ago has turned out to be purple. So that's coming out sadly. I will try planting it in our local community garden and hopefully it will survive.


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                            Been a nice day sunny spring day here so out for a couple of hours pruning and yet more tidying up (leaves, where do they come from????). Prepared to dig up a Fatsia I put in last year - seems I must have picked up the cobweb one or whatever it's called by mistake rather than the ordinary clear deep green leaved one and I'm not fond of the look of it, looks sickly though it is good health. Will pot it up for now and give it to a neighbour maybe. Also cut back a Malva, it's gotten so big had to take a buck saw to it.
                            Noticed that the fuchsias are all putting on new growth (some still flowering from last year) as are the rose, penstemons etc.
                            Noticed some ladybirds outside and a few in the house, looking pretty docile though.

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                              Interesting about your Fuchsias, all of mine are too. Especially, strangely, the triphyllas which are tender.

                              I've seen lots of caterpillars and a ladybird today too.


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                                The other week, when they forecast a couple of nights of frost, we did a quick Heath Robinson job of trying to protect our Echiums. We were cutting down the tall zebra grass near them and used it for protection.

                                We put upturned wire hanging basket frames over them and then quickly weaved some of the grass through it. As they are in a very windy spot I then pushed some canes through the frames to anchor them to the ground.

                                They don't look very pretty but they seem to be doing the job. All the outer leaves turned black in the frost but the inner leaves are still green.

                                Some quick photos - not very good

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                                We'll just have to see whether they survive the winter.
                                 
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