What Jobs Are We Doing In The Garden Today 2019

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  1. wiseowl

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    Good afternoon weeded and tidied two raised beds in the rain,swept some leaves up,and pared off some budgerigars and placed them in their breeding cages,repaired the front gate(new 4 x4 post) put in with some postcrete and rehung Gate:smile:
     
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      Just in from cutting the hedge. Started badly when the pull chord on the chainsaw wouldnt rewind. Took it apart to find part of the starer recoil pulley had snapped off and was stopping the chord retracting. Removed the broken bit and the chainsaw works but needs a new pulley.

      Managed to get the hedge cut on our side - farmers side still to finish off. About 30 mins from knock off time the spring fell out of my felco secateurs and I couldnt find it. Struggled on with the loppers.

      Skip is 3/4 full after 6 or so tramplings down to compact the branches.

      Just back in. Time for a shower once Ive ordered the spring and pulley.
       
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        Bit frosty here for the first half of the day so just posted a video clip of how the East side of the garden is looking before doing a bit of weeding until feet got too cold and took a coffee break. Moved a sucker from a Japanese Zelkova tree to a spot where it might grow into a new tree but it's a bit small and did the transplanting a bit roughly since my priority was the more mature tree not being disturbed. Only time will tell if the replanted sucker will grow well but it has some healthy root and what looks like a healthy stem even if I did break part of it when trying to pull up the roots. Did some more weeding and pruned back a large Conference pear that has got too big. Only the trees in my parent's back garden left to prune now. Relatively productive day seeing as how cold it was but can see some more weeding will be a priority if we get some dry weather. Already found some hairy bittercress in flower so only a few weeks to when some of them will be going to seed.:psnp:
         
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          Wow nice size garden you have there @Macraignil .....very envious indeed.:)
           
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            Just finished reading a book on trees for the garden and was thinking I could do with a bit more space but can't complain. I think I've managed to keep views of the open countryside and fields on most sides of the garden so I think it probably appears bigger than it actually is. Just looked at some pictures on your profile of a very nice garden so looks like you're doing fairly well with the gardening as it is anyway.
            All the best!
             
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              Aw thanks ,yes we're pretty rural too and have also kept the boundaries low so as to keep the fields and surrounding woodlands in full view.:dbgrtmb:
               
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                No gardening although I did visit the hardware store for compost, two pairs of gardening gloves and two more pots of the dwarf Daffodils. The Sparrow family flew to greet me as I returned home and followed me around to the back door and waited in the hedge for me to reappear with suet pellets. They are so sweet :wub2:, although I expect they only want me for my food :loll::loll:
                . I still cannot find my rake :wallbanging:

                @ARMANDII I don't think I will win the war against the Couch grass or the Docks or a number of other weeds whose names I don't know and don't want. Whatever's in the surrounding fields always ends up in my garden. The couch has a habit of growing up inside a plant making it very difficult to remove. It even grows in the pond, three of my pond plants have been infiltrated :hate-shocked:
                 
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                  I haven't got it, honest.:dunno:
                   
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                    Nor me ! Has anyone seen my snips too?
                     
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                      I've tried to get into the habit of keeping tools in the same place so I don't lose them. However, I'm quite good at forgetting to return the tools to their safe place after I've used them :loll:
                       
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                        My worst habit is that I tend to hook or balance them on any shrub or tree that is nearby to me when they are not in use all the time. Months later hubs will come in holding a very sad rusty object he found hanging in a tree!!!! Ooops!!:fingers crossed:

                        I have often had to phone my poor Dad up after a session in his garden and instruct him to look in a certain tree/ shrub for hidden objects!!!:roflol:

                        I must make a New Years resolution to stop this habbit!!!!;)
                         
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                          Thank you upsydaisy, i do have to cut the fuchsias back a bit just to get them into my small greenhouse.
                           
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                            I remember once i did chuck the hand trowel in the compost bin. I was using a washing up bowl to collect bits of plants for the compost bin and i forgot that they were there. I also through them in the waste bin. Both occasions i didn't realise for a long while.
                             
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                                I will only be attempting to make blocks with peat moss that I bought. And then sowing the carnivorous seeds I received.

                                I also got my packet of Kelsae seeds in the mail today so will be making potting soil blocks as well :)
                                 
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