What Jobs Are We Doing In The Garden Today 2019

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  1. ARMANDII

    ARMANDII Low Flying Administrator Staff Member

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    Well, you did, Perki:dunno::heehee: After some searching I've added Allium Cernum, Giganteum, White Giant, and Globemaster to the collection:hate-shocked::wallbanging:.........a lot of the online Plant Nurseries were out of stock of one or more so I had to do a lot of jumping around to find them. Anyway, it's your fault, Perki, for leading me into temptation:doh::dunno::whistle::nonofinger::heehee:
     
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    • Perki

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      :heehee: well I am blaming you @ARMANDII I were finished buying bulbs 2 week ago , all this talk of alliums has caused me to buy more alliums :doh::biggrin: where they are going is a mystery :dunno:

      I bought earlier this afternoon Beau regard were only getting 3 but ended up with 9 some how :whistle: 3 pinball wizard and trying 10 nigrum again.

      Globemaster from last year , they could do with dividing now.
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      Giganteum far right - the flower heads are a lot denser than all other alliums I've grown. I haven't got any pictures of white giant in full flower, I do remember planting WG and Giganteum in the same area to flower at the same time but WG flowered much early than Giganteum .

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      Allium Purple Rain front - gladiator ( lilac ) rear and Mount everest
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      Summer Drummer 20th August flowered well into september.
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      • CarolineL

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        Today all I did was start putting some greenhouse staging together. There are a lot of nuts and bolts!
        Beautiful alliums @Perki. I always loved christophii which used to seed itself all over my garden because the heads went like tumbleweeds everywhere
         
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          Its a good one christophii I did have quite a lot dotted around the garden probably been chopped up by the gardener who buys to many alliums , no wonder I have to keep buying more :doh:
           
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            We're as bad/mad as each other, Perki!!:loll::lunapic 130165696578242 5: I think that is the last I will get this year, as I said, I've tried not to buy Alliums of the same colour but more of the ones that differ in shape and colour. We'll have to show some pics next year of the results in our gardens:heehee:
            But, all the same, .................
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            it's your fault!:heehee:
             
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              Evening all,

              I've been away for a few days so have come back to a lot of windfalls. I've picked up about 50 - 60 lbs of apples and started cooking them. All the hanging baskets are now in the recycle bins and I've cleared up the patio beneath them.

              Apart from filling the bird feeders I haven't done anything else in the garden.
               
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                @Perki these are gorgeous. I still want some allium but if I order them now, is it too late to out them in the ground or okay as long as the ground can be worked?

                After saying I wasn't going out, the sun showed, so I did get out there. I cleared the rest of the raised bed, harvested the sprouts, drained and stowed the water hoses, and swept off the deck. It is supposed to start raining again tomorrow so I am glad I got my behind in motion!
                 
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                  Alliums can be planted well into December as long as you can work the ground. I haven't planted one bulb in the garden yet, I never get round to it till mid/late November
                   
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                    Thank you @Perki , I'll revisit the catalogue!
                     
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                      A bit late but I've planted 300 Spring bulbs in one of the lawns today. Not an easy job when continually hitting rock. I was told there were bulbs in the garden when we bought our house two years ago but apart from a few daffodils - nothing. If they survive I'm looking forward to seeing them come up next Spring. :)
                       
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                        Planted up a couple of purchases.

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                        The winter flowering clematis-I’m hoping the flowers open up a little more-they just seem to hang down and not show off their pretty colour.

                        i know it’s an ever green and needs to be in the ground but with a pending house move I’m not putting anymore plants in the ground until we know what’s going on.
                         
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                          Not much done as I hoped but got the odd thing down , the sparrows postponed me they always wondering around in the GH probably looking for spiders or just messing around . Got one of the pots planted up with some bulbs . Lifted some pelargoniums and took lots of cutting . Went round to mums and filled her brown bin up with sticks etc.

                          Bulb ordered arrived today from anglia bulbs :yes: You can get free bulbs with every ordered but didn't fancy any of the freebies on offer so didn't bother . Opened the parcel and I got some free allium silver spring bulbsupload_2019-11-6_18-27-32.gif worth about £9-10 :)fired an email off saying how please i am with the free bulbs and the ones I ordered :dbgrtmb:.

                          Only got 3 boxes of new bulbs plus nearly all of last years to replant
                           
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                            Spent a couple of hours raking leaves but I didn't get to finish as neighbours stopped for a chat. I just hope we don't get any wind for a couple of days as there's already one huge pile out there.
                             
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                                Blimey its rained cats and dogs today, didn't even want to leave the home but made it to the GH . Got some bulbs planted up in pots - hyacinths - iris - scilla peruviana and a amarcrinium. Also relegated the crinium out of the nice yorkshire pot very pot bound but I am sure the amarcrinium will enjoy its pot. Tidied the pelargoniums in the GH and brough them inside over winter .
                                 
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