What Jobs Are We Doing In The Garden Today 2019

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  1. BellaBlue

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    A day off work at last! did some tidying up of the garden in between the downpours.

    Just about the only thing in flower is my Kojo_No_Mai -

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      As it was dry and there wasn't too much wind, I gave all the roses a good spray, of Roseclear, before the blackspot gets any of them. Tomorrow I'll give them all a feed. All this rain will have washed a lot of the nutrients through their pots.
       
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        Bulb order turned up today so potted up polianthes and 3 dahlias wittenmens best / sylvia / B llandaff which I am growing for somebody else . Been to the GC this afternoon and picked up a large primula Bullyensia , all my primula B and pulverulenta have disappeared nothing showing the hot dry spell seen them off . Got a bag of manure as well
         
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          My 2 trachelospermum jasminoides are now up and running. Yesterday I bought a camelia which I planted into a mid sized pot and stood it roughly where it might eventually stay. When it is big enough I intend to plant it into a large pot like the one on the other side of the gate. I might eventually fill this section with similar pots. I would then need to cover the ground in between.

          I have also spent today moving plants around the garden.

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          You can't really tell what's happening here from the photo. The blue chionodoxa I planted last year have now come out. There aren't many of them but that's probably just because I just randomly stick bulbs in the ground and hope for the best. Yesterday whilst shopping I came across paler white/lilac coloured ones for a good price. I bought a few pots of these and they are now mixed in amongst the blue. In years to come they should make a nice display.

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          I know my photos are terrible. I take them for reference more than anything.

          At the far end of the photo used to be a peony. It did very well there but I thought it was wasted there so I moved it into a more central position. I thought I would replace it with a cytisus. There were a couple of them around the place when I first moved in and they did very well. The cytisus I bought is a firefly. Is has red and yellow flowers. I'm hoping it will fill out and hide some of the drain cover. Unlike the peony it shouldn't leave a hole when it dies down.

          It turned out that I had already used that spot as a dumping ground for leftover spring bulbs . In this case it was striped sqills. Thankfully I knew just the spot that would take them.

          On the opposite side of the drain I planted a geum Mrs Bradshaw that I had split last year and kept aside until I could find somewhere to put it.

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          The striped squill have gone in here. The snowdrops have come and gone. The daffodils are still thinking about it. At some point the geranium will started to come through. Hopefully there should now be enough interest there to see it through the spring. One day I will think about growing a winter flowering climber up that fence.

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          • Verdun

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            Trachelospermums look good Gary.....classy plants :) Will give plenty of scent in the summer, prob 2020 though.:)
            If you know someone who grows jasmine nudiflorum, the winter jasmine, have a look around the base. It readily suckers so you might be able to cadge a rooted piece!!!:hapfeet:

            Some weeding done and some careful pruning of pennisetum setaceum rubrum and Fireworks (tender red grasses that thrive down here) before the forecast rain.....it is starting now albeit very light:smile:
             
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              Just got home and now debating whether to venture out into the greenhouse, the wind is howling and the trees are really swishing about. :yikes:....scary stuff!!!

              So far all I've done out in the garden is to chase after various flying objects!

              Keep safe and sound everyone:dbgrtmb:
               
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                Due to inclement weather conditions (I'm trying to keep this polite):biggrin: all I've done is sow some Lettuce and Rocket.

                Wind really annoys [email protected] NO:nonofinger::biggrin:...

                Anyway Rugger is on so all is well with the world.:dbgrtmb:
                 
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                  We've had high winds, gusts, and heavy showers all week, so little progress made.
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                  This happened on Wednesday afternoon. That's a 9 foot high oak gate, ripped off its hinges as it was opened. The gate fell on the "waiting area" - fortunately I was heading out, not coming in, or things would have been serious....

                  So today, all we managed was to carry the spare fencing roll up, to block off the opening, before retreating inside to watch the rugby matches....
                   
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                    Despite the extremely high winds I've managed to carry on with doing the edges of the lawns and clearing weeds and debris. It was quite mild but I eventually had to give up because the wind was making my eyes run all the time.
                     
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                      About an hour ago, I checked the greenhouse inmates to see if anyone needed a drink.

                      And I guess that's about it - my current view..snowing again..:gaah:
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                        Miserable wind and rain here all week, with the added bonus of news from the builders who are working on the top flat's leaky roof that the job is much worse than anticipated, so the scaffolding will remain up and in the way for the forseeable :wallbanging:

                        I've also discovered that they moved the pots with my rooted rose cuttings out of their sheltered corner, and two of the three have subsequently toppled over. I'm going to try and save them but not optimistic, the nice healthy buds that were forming are looking very sad. It's not the end of the world as I only started them off last year so not lost much time the grand scheme of things, but still annoying - it was my first attempt at growing from cuttings and I was proud of them! :doh:
                         
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                          Well I bravely made the hazardous journey to the greenhouse, I could hardly walk as the winds were almost knocking me over!!!
                          Sowed a few more seeds:
                          Echinacea
                          Nicotiana
                          and 4 more lots that I collected during my 'travels' last year ;).....no idea what they are but I must have liked them :heehee:

                          If they germinate I'll have to request id's, fingers crossed you're not going to tell me I have tenderly raised a load of weeds!:lunapic 130165696578242 5:
                           
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                            I went out again at 6.15 p.m. and did 45 minutes more work until it got too dark to tell weeds from plants. :noidea:
                             
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                              Nice afternoon :)
                              Potted on kniphofias divided last autumn, planted out the last of potted blue anemone blanda, divided large Veronica, fed and mulched remaining dogwoods, divided snowdrops, cut back guaras, planted out potted daffodils, tulips and lilies and previously divided primroses.
                              The past few days have seen a remarkable surge in growth of grasses like the hakon grasses, astilbes etc., and grass cutting is due again soon despite being cut last week:)
                               
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                                To say that the weather has been variable here would be an understatement !

                                Sun, wind, hail and rain

                                Tidied a few bits in the garden, threw growmore on the borders and then retreated to the tunnel. Potted on some of the cannas that were grown from seed this year, shuffled plants around. Played plant tetris on the heated bed, sowed some more seed (mainly herbs), potted on Arbutus unedo (strawberry tree) and generally pottered about until the hail stopped.
                                 
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