WHAT JOBS ARE WE DOING IN THE GARDEN TODAY 2019

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  1. BellaBlue

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    I haven't done much over the winter. The combination of lots and lots of rain and a mad 1 year old crazy lurcher dog that runs around the garden at the speed of light have left my lawn in a sorry state.

    She also likes to dig...… so my patio chairs and containers were ( and still are) dotted around the border in an attempt to keep her off.

    Been doing some indoor gardening today, washing out pots in preparation for seed sowing soon, I have somehow accumulated LOADS of seeds :snorky:

    My Thalictrum seeds have just come up after sitting in my mini grow house over winter!
     
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    • Upsydaisy

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      Not a lot as it's still nippy out there!
      Did however make a small effort and cut out the 'green ' stems from 3 small variegated shrubs.......see I'm learning!!:dbgrtmb:
       
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        Early January so what else would anyone be doing ? Cutting the grass !

        The ground was dry enough so I set the mower a notch higher and cut the grass. I miss that smell of freshly cut grass.
         
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          It's a bit chilly here but not a bad day for working. Had we not been due to go out soon I could have spent another couple of hours out there. Hopefully the weather will be decent again tomorrow.

          G.
           
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            I haven't cut my grass for about 3 months now.

            G.
             
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              Nor have we, as it's just not growing, but I know what you mean @andrews ...mmmm freshly mown grass, can't beat it!!

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                Have only managed to open a j parkers catalogue today. Ended up having a couple of cocktails last night and somehow feeling hungover all day today! :frown:
                 
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                  @Upsydaisy oh heck couldn't manage that. I've turned into a lightweight...must be getting old.
                   
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                    If you can stand the smell of it @BellaBlue, try sprinkling some Jeyes fluid around your beds, that may stop your dog digging. :)
                     
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                    I don't mind the smell so I will give it a go.

                    Thanks for the tip :)
                     
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                      We spray all round the boundary of our garden and it keeps the badgers away. :thumbsup:
                       
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                        Decided my scarified lawn didn't look quite enough like a bombsite so went around it again this morning. More than half done but it looks lovely.....:noidea::noidea: :gaah:
                        I may simply overseed and topdress in March now:)
                        Very mild and dry...perfect for being outdoors :)
                         
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                          Your scarifier must be a lot more gentle than mine. Even in drier conditions, once over the lawn is plenty. Twice and theres very little lawn left. Maybe I have mine set a touch too low
                           
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                          Out this morning pruning the blackberries and doing a bit of weeding. Sun on my back was so warm that I was in my t shirt.

                          This afternoon I'll be removing the fleece from the jubea and cycad and messing about in the tunnel
                           
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