What Jobs Are We Doing In The Garden Today 2019

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  1. Moley

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    Not quite in the garden, but preparations for growing carrots (also for the first time) continued. Not that I'm one of those people who over analyses the smallest detail or anything, but I knocked together a template to ensure I can get as many in there as possible and (all being well) not have to worry about thinning them out.

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    Given a 5cm margin, due to the width tapering down, I've got it to 52 in a 50cm barrel style planter. Absolutely learning as I go, so I guess we'll have to wait to see whether I've given the seeds enough space or not as they grow.
     
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    • HarryS

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      Cut my 'orrible shrub Yucca down from the end of the drive . Took it to the recycle centre with some other rubbish . Mowed the front lawn , never before in Feb :blue thumb: Applied iron sulphate moss killer . The year is starting now :dbgrtmb:
       
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      • Snorky85

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        Ha ha you’re quite the planner aren’t you @Moley ! brilliant! I’m intrigued to see how your carrots get on :)
         
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          Once grew what I called “crowbar” carrots......holes literally made with a crowbar and filled with sifted soil/compost. It was such fun to see folks’ faces as I drew out these enormous carrots. The bonus was that they were, as I remember, delicious. Moley’s ingenuity has prompted me to repeat my crowbar carrots this year....it adds to the fun of gardening :)
           
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            We continued doing a lot of clearing of weeds, lots of ivy and digging out dogwood winter fire runners, lilies, stachys (very popular with kids) and lychnis chalcedonica ready for potting up for sale.

            Some of them:-

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            I'm also continuing to dig the weed ridden area in the veggie garden for Mrs Shiney's new cut flower area.
             
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              Remove green manure and dig over part of veg plot. Shred bamboo thinnings (left from last week). Pruning shrubs.
               
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                Had to get new washing machine earlier...pain! :sad:
                Put sprinkler on front lawn.....overseeded recently and everything is dry. It will help wash in top dressing too.:)
                Another beautiful spring day:SUNsmile:
                 
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                Just potted up a few of my Sweet Peas that were ready for a larger home and pricked out a few overcrowded seedlings so far today.:blue thumb:
                 
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                  What a glorious day :)

                  Finally put up my new walk-in-blow-away greenhouse, it feels very sturdy and is so roomy. Happy bunny! Greenhouse I put an old heavy Ikea table top on the bottom bars for stability, added a heavy pot of alpine strawberries and a few more heavy bits and bobs. Fingers crossed the thing will not blow away, at least not when I'm "walking" in it.

                  Also managed to clear 5 tons of rotten leaves from my little 60l pond. Apparently when all the gardening books advise not to site a pond near deciduous plants they are not just filling in the word count. Who could have guessed? :noidea: Discovered several lifeforms previously unknown to science, all of them slimy, stinky and malicious.

                  Some more seed sowing, taking cuttings from houseplants, and sitting on the bench in the sun with a humongous glass of wine. Hello spring :)
                   
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                    Weeded, generally tidied up strawberry bed. I had very little fruit last year - but then nor did a lot of people round here.........would a sprinkling of chicken manure pellets help? I don't want to use blood, fish, bone as the foxes love it and dig away......
                     
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                      Bit of tidying up in the garden today, swept up some soil/chippings/leaves/twigs off the drive. The sweeping bit has been ignored for some time as one of the dogs attacks the brush head as a game. Have to sweep while she is in her kennel.

                      Then installed the misting system in the polytunnel. Sealing the connections from the tap to the solenoid was a bit of a pain but the rest was easy. Misting system worked like a dream - the electric leaf did its thing. Went to get my wife for her to marvel at the system and one of the solvent-weld pipes blew out. Welded back together and more testing planned for tomorrow.
                       
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                        Sowed 3 trays of Cleomes , found some more Hellebore seedlings so have potted them up too, Hubs has mowed the lawns again. All in all a brilliant day. Hoping to tidy up the greenhouse tomorrow :dbgrtmb:
                         
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                          Got started on leveling up the ground that was under the old shed, with a view to having it in a decent state for a (hopeful) replacement - Sheds

                          Also fixed my neighbours computer, and cleared a blockage on the kitchen sink (lolly stick stuck in the bend on the pipe, yet we don't ever have lollies, so goodness knows how that got in there!)
                           
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                            Ooh hate blocked sinks.! Always make me feel sick.! :huh:

                            I have been out and cut the grass and having a tidy up.. I am always disappointed with the look of my garden for some reason at this time of year... Lots of snowdrops and Daffs coming when I went around them and then I deadheaded the old stuff as I went around as well..
                             
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                              Another of life's mysteries @Fat Controller ... like the vanishing sock from the washing machine!:heehee:
                               
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