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What Jobs Are We Doing In The Garden Today 2019

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

  1. Snorky85

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    Really windy here and a bit drizzly now and again. Watered and hoed the front garden this morning. Now I'm just sat inside doing loads of washing, watching tv, drinking tea and reading my new nick bailey 365 days of colour in the garden book. A great book - giving me lots of ideas for the next house/garden.
     
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    • RobB

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      I've picked up the following from the local nursery
      Monarda Prairie Night 6" high Fragrant leaves
      Monarda Marshalls Delight 12" high Fragrant leaves
      Monarda Jacob Cline 18" high with two opening flowers, barely fragrant leaves
      Aster Audrey 6" high
      They were packed when I picked them up, they look very healthy and getting home I see some brown marks on the stems and leaves on the Marshalls, could this be a problem?
      £5.50 each.
      Rob
       
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      • alana

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        I've ordered Fur Elise tulips for my spring pots. They are a dwarf tulip that flower in March.
        Usual jobs around the garden. Getting windy now so time for a cuppa:) and a few minutes with the Garden News.
         
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          Got lots done yesterday evening until it went dark . Canna arrived as well so potted them up - mowed the lawn - bit of deadheading - grapevine trim - sowed some seeds and collected foxglove seeds - took some cutting but most of all tidy up the greenhouse :yes:, they still empty pots everywhere but the plants which are in there look like they are on display now and not just hemmed in, planted out any plants which need planting out as well :)
           
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            Ducking in and out today between rain showers and other non-gardening-related odd jobs. Lots of dead heading, and cut jugfuls of sweetpeas; ours have been particularly rampent flowerers this year, not sure if everyone else is seeing the same or if I've cracked the unknown secret formula?! :rolleyespink: I've kept some for inside the flat and given the rest to our upstairs neighbours as thanks for feeding the cats and hens for us for a couple of weekends while we were at various weddings this summer. Verbal thanks don't really work as they just insist it's us doing them the favour, as their 2.5 year old loves visiting our animals, so garden produce it is!

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            Thanks for all the advice re cuttings a few pages back - after a productive afternoon late last week the propagator looks like this:

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            So fingers crossed :fingers crossed::fingers crossed::fingers crossed:
             
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              Perhaps you should take it back and ask for another one.
               
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              A few of us went down hoping to see the Hump Back whale in the bay today....alas, no luck :sad: a couple of overweight surfers don’t count, do they?:)

              Finally sorted out the formalities for my brother and his care....being an alcoholic for so long has had quite an affect

              Picking produce and watering the ....too many...containers :) Definitely going to cut back on them next year
               
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                I managed to get the front lawns mowed and the house windows cleaned - on the outside - just before a heavy shower of rain this afternoon.
                 
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                  We've been too busy with other things to get a lot done in the last few days (big family get together here at the weekend) but in the last week we have been cutting back lots of plants that have finished flowering (filled four wheelie bins), cut 100ft of laurel and 200ft of privet, cleared loads of debris from the lawns and beds (filled two ton bags that are now waiting to be emptied into wheelie bins when bin men have collected today), have two 8ft high bonfire heaps waiting for burning (it has been so dry round here that we can't do it until we have some fairly good rain although the farmer has just harvested the field and we're waiting for him to bale the straw).

                  I was out there at 5 a.m. this morning and have filled up the bird feeders, picked beans, courgettes, plums and blackberries (plums are exceptionally sweet this year :dbgrtmb:), moved the sprinkler to another part of the veg garden and trimmed the main lawn. After I've finished breakfast I'll trim a couple of more lawns and then take things easy.
                   
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                    When you get round to burning please check for hedgehogs inside. :smile:
                     
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                      @Logan I always do but it's difficult. I first walk round it bashing the outsides with the garden fork and then I spend some time shoving an 8ft cane through it in all directions. I usually have a bonfire every month so it gets disturbed regularly but it has been two months because of the drought here.
                       
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                        Re my post yesterday in the brown marks on the Monarda leaves and stems can anyone say if they are a problem before I ring the nursery.
                        Thanks
                         
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                        That's great then.:biggrin:
                        But the only way is to re build it in another place. :biggrin:
                         
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                          Unfortunately, a physical impossibility! :old: :dunno: Unless, of course, you're willing to pop over and help :)
                           
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                            It could be a fungal infection, are the leaves distorted? it could be the variety i don't know much about that type of plant.someone might know more about them.
                             
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