What Jobs Are We Doing In The Garden Today 2019

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  1. Sheal

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    The seeds are like dust @Upsydaisy and there were plenty of them, so yes fingers crossed. :fingers crossed: If they are successful they'll be up for grabs here on GC. :) Although I'm trying the seeds the plants themselves multiply very well in the garden and make good ground cover when they get going.
     
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      I spent some time walking around the garden checking on the borders and making plans for dividing and reducing some of the clumps of Hardy Perennials, pruning the roses, three Buddleia, the Clematis Trellis entrance. and where the 50 or so Hardy Perennials in pots on the Patio are waiting to be planted.
      The Green House is full of Carnivorous Plants, Cacti, and more Hardy Perennials so I checked them all. I have to be careful to remember that the Carnivorous Plants like to be kept damp and watered only with rain water so I have one Watering Can filled with rain water from the Butts while the other is filled with tap water and a very weak addition of feed.
      After that I found the box holding the garden hand tools and took it into the Kitchen for a Mug of Tea while sitting at the table to dismantle, clean and sharpen the four Secateurs, garden knives, scrapers and scissors to get them ready for Spring. I find it very good therapy to clean and oil the garden tools and get a real satisfaction when they work easily.:coffee:
       
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        Thanks upsydaisy, i never really thought about it. I haven't been to the doctors about it because i thought that it was arthritis of some sort and that they would say just take painkillers. I know that when I'm stooping down and i bend my neck back my neck starts to hurt and i try to keep my neck down but it's very difficult.

        Glad that your back is getting better slowly and that your neck support helps you. :dbgrtmb:
         
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          @ARMANDII did you find our hand rake amongst them? It's the one we use for getting leaves and moss out from under the plants. It shouldn't be hard to miss as it's 3ft long! We can't find it anywhere!!! :scratch:
           
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            Now we're back from hols I have started on the garden.

            I've cleared the debris from the rhubarb patch and now need to weed it, dig it and mulch.
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            I filled a wheelie bin with leaves from one of the Hellebore beds

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            Turned one of the compost heaps started spreading on the garden
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            Stacked the backs of horse manure ready for mixing with the tops of the other heaps when I dump them into the empty one - when I get around to emptying it :phew:
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            Whilst doing that Lewis was starting on pruning fruit trees (I no longer go up trees :old:)
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            He ended up with blisters even though he wore gloves :scratch: :sad:. Only four trees to go :whistle:
             
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              Cut a few old branches off the redcurrants bushes.
               
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                I noticed on Saturday whilst I was outside in the heavy :rain::rain: that water was overflowing the conservator guttering and one gutter on the house. So, yesterday my gardening time was spent clearing out said gutters. I did have a wander around the garden and sit on the bench again. The Sparrows had gone to bed, I could hear the odd cheep from the tree next to me but the Bluetits were still up. Very pleasant just sitting there watching the light fading away around me.

                Storm Brendan has been hitting us since early hours of today. Moved bird feeders closer to hedges so it would be easier for the birds to get the food. One of the rats almost got blown over running across the grass to get food.
                 
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                  It's buried under the leaves and moss @shiney. :biggrin:
                   
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                    Got the propergaters from upstairs and put them in the conservatory. Plugged one in and put two small bags of compost into it to warm it up.
                    Done nothing outside, it's raining again.
                     
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                      Blowing a gale here now and pouring down but got togged up and braved the elements. Checked over the plants in the cold frames and did some sorting in the greenhouse. Just off out now for the afternoon ...splish,splash, splosh!!!
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                        Doing nothing today as the rain is hammering down
                         
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                          Yesterday I did some potting on of cuttings. Some have got some great root systems going on-I’ve found that the cuttings done in pure perlite have worked the best for me. Now my problem is that I stupidly didn’t label them. Every year i think “oh i’ll remember” and every year I forget. Oh well.
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                          Just wondering, what do you all do with used perlite? I’ve got it in a bucket at the moment.
                           
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                            :pathd::heehee::loll::lunapic 130165696578242 5:
                             
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                              I add it to compost to aid drainage and lighten the weight of tubs
                               
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                                That's what I do too.:dbgrtmb:
                                 
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