What Jobs Are We Doing In The Garden Today 2019

Discussion in 'General Gardening Discussion' started by Fat Controller, Feb 16, 2019.

  1. Doghouse Riley

    Doghouse Riley Head Gardener

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2009
    Messages:
    3,678
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    "Pleasantly unemployed."
    Location:
    The Tropic of Trafford, England.
    Ratings:
    +4,397
    I only had a few, though they were all quite big, three around two feet in length. They went to a good home early this year when I closed down the pool due to a serious leak. It was easier to fill it in than replace the liner.

     
    • Like Like x 5
      Last edited: Jul 21, 2019
    • Liz the pot

      Liz the pot Super Gardener

      Joined:
      Jul 1, 2015
      Messages:
      786
      Gender:
      Male
      Ratings:
      +955
      6B67AA29-46CD-46A9-9C2E-F1EBA8B34BB6.jpeg493FB68B-536F-462D-AE6E-37602DE0509A.jpegA0E7C748-B2CD-4F62-82D7-79AFB1D19738.jpegB9FAE0B5-877F-41E9-939C-30E5FB082AD2.jpegA7A1843D-FB8A-443A-B3B5-0C3FDE083A60.jpeg


      That looks great, I had a pond here at home but my old Newfoundland had a habit of jumping in the pond so I had to fill it in.
      I have another larger pond that’s got tench, carp, perch, roach and some chub. No harm in my old Newfie having a swim which he loved.
      I’ve gone from a 70kg bear to a crazy Tibetan whose 8.5kg and yet she loves water too!
       
      • Like Like x 8
      • ARMANDII

        ARMANDII Low Flying Administrator Staff Member

        Joined:
        Jan 12, 2019
        Messages:
        43,380
        Gender:
        Male
        Ratings:
        +88,099
        Mainly little jobs to keep things in order. I moved two large heavy pots, using a Porter's Trolley, to new positions on the patio, and then moved an Acacia in another large pot [that Pete gave me at last years Shineyland Open Day to a new position against the South facing Kitchen outer wall.. Three newly bought "Black Magic Agapanthus needed potting up which was easily done, follwed by potting on several of my Cacti, which are also on a long wooden topped table against the South facing kitchen wall, into bigger pots. The Bearded Iris in large pots also needed weeding so that kept me busy for a good while as there are well over 50 of them on a two tiered. 20' long bench I made last year which is placed the South facing Garage wall. Now it's time for that Mug of Tea.:coffee::) I'm expecting 3 "Domino Noir" Bearded Iris being delivered tomorrow so that's something to look forward to.:hapydancsmil::hapfeet::heehee:
         
        • Like Like x 9
        • Verdun

          Verdun Passionate gardener

          Joined:
          Oct 16, 2012
          Messages:
          7,475
          Gender:
          Male
          Location:
          West Cornwall
          Ratings:
          +17,451
          Been busy ARMANDII.....keeps you out of mischief :rasp:
           
          • Like Like x 5
          • lolimac

            lolimac Super Gardener

            Joined:
            Feb 4, 2019
            Messages:
            866
            Gender:
            Female
            Location:
            East Riding of Yorkshire
            Ratings:
            +2,675
            Dead heading ,watering,sweeping...my old Dad always said one of the best tools in the garden is a broom and so underated ..
             
            • Like Like x 6
            • ARMANDII

              ARMANDII Low Flying Administrator Staff Member

              Joined:
              Jan 12, 2019
              Messages:
              43,380
              Gender:
              Male
              Ratings:
              +88,099
              Not as busy as I would like, Verdum:dunno::heehee: Getting down on the floor is easier that getting up which has all the traits of a major effort these days, and I have to be careful not to get myself into pain which is also easily done:wallbanging::old::dunno::heehee: I find all these little, but important, jobs to do while sitting on the patio with that all important Mug of Tea, and they not only keep me busy but also keep my mind, with effort, above the Village Idiot level.:heehee:
               
              • Friendly Friendly x 4
              • Like Like x 2
              • Agree Agree x 1
              • ARMANDII

                ARMANDII Low Flying Administrator Staff Member

                Joined:
                Jan 12, 2019
                Messages:
                43,380
                Gender:
                Male
                Ratings:
                +88,099
                Your Dad was right, loli:love30::thumbsup: I have about 3 stiff bristled brushes around the garden, but I confess I now use a Blower, as it's less effort, and then sweep the debris into a large sack which gets emptied on the compost heap. I have found though that the new patio seems to attract more leaves and debris than the old one did...........or maybe it's my imagination:dunno::heehee:
                 
                • Like Like x 4
                • Friendly Friendly x 1
                • luciusmaximus

                  luciusmaximus Total Gardener

                  Joined:
                  Apr 18, 2014
                  Messages:
                  2,547
                  Gender:
                  Female
                  Occupation:
                  Lost in the Wilderness
                  Location:
                  Isle of Anglesey
                  Ratings:
                  +5,174
                  Too tired yesterday due to three days with not enough sleep to do much arty stuff so decided I would spend some time in the garden. I did make several Fat Rabbit items ( which I'm really pleased with ) in the morning. Then set up one of my free compost bins. I had to drag two large pots out first and remove some turf before siting to bin. Also lined the area with some spent compost from the pots and cut back some long grass. Rest of compost is dumped in front garden until I figure out where to put it. Put the first layer into the compost bin. Moved my fuschia a few feet from it's original position to give a better view into the garden from the conservatory. It's grown really big this year. Had a look at the pond and removed more blanket weed. Decided too tired for removing remaining pond plants and repotting and tidying up pond in general. Had a walk on the beach instead. Strong winds made me even more tired but still enjoyed the walk. Heavy rain in the evening :yahoo:.

                  I saw the remaining baby bunny yesterday morning. He/she has grown :). Very sadly one of the robins has a damaged/ broken foot :sad:. Was hobbling on it for a few days but not able to walk at all. I tried to catch it but he can still fly.
                   
                  • Friendly Friendly x 3
                  • Like Like x 2
                  • shiney

                    shiney President, Grumpy Old Men's Club Staff Member

                    Joined:
                    Jul 3, 2006
                    Messages:
                    43,600
                    Gender:
                    Male
                    Occupation:
                    Retired - Last Century!!!
                    Location:
                    Herts/Essex border. Zone 8b
                    Ratings:
                    +72,576
                    As I'm not feeling on top form at the moment (a cold and a migraine :noidea:) I didn't do much yesterday but managed some weeding in the bed where our red flowered Hamamelis (a gift from @ARMANDII :thumbsup:) has pride of place. :)
                     
                    • Like Like x 5
                    • Friendly Friendly x 2
                    • ARMANDII

                      ARMANDII Low Flying Administrator Staff Member

                      Joined:
                      Jan 12, 2019
                      Messages:
                      43,380
                      Gender:
                      Male
                      Ratings:
                      +88,099
                      My delivery of 3 "Domino Noir" Bearded Iris arrived today so I'll need to get some large pots to put them in:hapydancsmil:

                      upload_2019-7-22_13-10-18.jpeg

                      They also added a free, bonus, Iris (Grand Admiral) which is a nice and appreciated surprise:love30::)

                      [​IMG]


                      So I'll need an extra pot.:heehee:
                       
                      • Like Like x 8
                      • redstar

                        redstar Total Gardener

                        Joined:
                        Aug 6, 2008
                        Messages:
                        6,115
                        Gender:
                        Female
                        Occupation:
                        Full time-Service Director -Human Services.
                        Location:
                        Chester County, PA, USA, Plant zone 4 & 5
                        Ratings:
                        +8,013
                        So hot, my back up pores are leaking. just clipped lots of spent hosta stalks. pruning some shrubs and magnolia. then back in the air conditioning.
                         
                        • Like Like x 4
                        • Friendly Friendly x 2
                        • Liz the pot

                          Liz the pot Super Gardener

                          Joined:
                          Jul 1, 2015
                          Messages:
                          786
                          Gender:
                          Male
                          Ratings:
                          +955
                          2 lawns, both slope work cut and I’ve just finished working for a lady near me who who’s garden is overgrown. Half way through I got terrible cramps in my legs and I thought what a silly billy I am pushing myself.
                          Just had a refreshing dip in cold water, ahhh it’s lovely. Job cancelled for Wednesday and with some luck I’ll be able to beat the heat for the rest of the week.
                           
                          • Like Like x 7
                          • Verdun

                            Verdun Passionate gardener

                            Joined:
                            Oct 16, 2012
                            Messages:
                            7,475
                            Gender:
                            Male
                            Location:
                            West Cornwall
                            Ratings:
                            +17,451
                            Well, nothing in the garden as I’ve just got back.
                            I did mow my niece’s lawn again as I passed by:)

                            Still overcast but very warm indeed....the odd blue sky promises something very nice later.

                            The heat is draining liz the pot....that cool dip sounds about ideal :) And hotter day by day now too for the week ahead:SUNsmile:
                             
                            • Like Like x 6
                            • Liz the pot

                              Liz the pot Super Gardener

                              Joined:
                              Jul 1, 2015
                              Messages:
                              786
                              Gender:
                              Male
                              Ratings:
                              +955
                              I know, I wish I was younger
                              The Cornwall break is getting closer too. Keep looking at properties and thinking it’s so nice and friendly down there.
                               
                              • Like Like x 4
                              • Agree Agree x 1
                              • Verdun

                                Verdun Passionate gardener

                                Joined:
                                Oct 16, 2012
                                Messages:
                                7,475
                                Gender:
                                Male
                                Location:
                                West Cornwall
                                Ratings:
                                +17,451
                                Yes, and you can do my lawn Liz the pot :rasp:
                                 
                                • Like Like x 3
                                • Funny Funny x 3
                                Loading...

                                Share This Page

                                1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
                                  By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
                                  Dismiss Notice