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What Jobs Are We Doing In The Garden Today 2019

Discussion in 'General Gardening Discussion' started by Fat Controller, Feb 16, 2019.

  1. Joolz

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    Deadheading and tidying up of the borders today. Sadly some of the roses in the one border have been hit very hard with rust. As a result, I've had to hard prune back 3, to literally the bare bones. :frown:
    I think the culprit which starts the rust problem is my DA Standard Crocus rose. It's had rust issues ever since we've had it and is central to the border where I'm having the problem with the others. DA Emily Bronte seems to be doing ok with not too much of a problem, but Lady of Shallot and Benjamin Britten have had to be hard pruned.

    I'll give the Crocus Standard one more go, but if it happens again next year it'll be out. :sad:
     
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    • Verdun

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      A walk by the river and our local....famous.....King George’s Memorial Walk. Prob couple of miles of tender, herbaceous, rare, common, evergreens, shrubs, perennials and grasses. Even a couple of fish filled pools.
      Right now masses of agapanthus....blue and white
       
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      • 2nd_bassoon

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        We got back from a fortnight holiday yesterday so today has been mostly taking stock of what has changed and what needs attention. Lots of pruning and deadheading in order over the next few days!
         
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        • lolimac

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          Watering like a mad woman,picked a nice big punnet of Rasps,dug up Charlotte spuds for tomorrows dinner and cleaned the chooks out..that'll do for me:thumbsup:
           
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          • luciusmaximus

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            No gardening, no beach walks, no cycling, no kayaking :sad:. Just spending most of my days doing lots of painting and pouring. Some finishing touches today for items going to Beaumaris tomorrow and then concentrating on getting stuff ready for Thursday. Also, need a canvas to take to Holyhead. My house is the most horrendous mess everywhere :hate-shocked:. On top of all this two of the buns has a big scrap and Sebastian has a nasty bite wound to his eye. Going to need vet I think. Rabbits can be so loving to each and so violent sometimes.
             
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            • Upsydaisy

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              Hope all went well @Verdun yesterday with your brother. As you sad it's very sad indeed.:sad:


              @luciusmaximus , hope your poor bunny is alright they certainly can get a bit feisty at times.
               
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              Nice of you Upsy.....it went very well thanks. We talked about the family, what we did when younger, what we got up to, etc. When I got there he was bored and uncomfortable but we were soon laughing and joking. Sad, very sad, though because he will be going into a care home in his mid 60’s because a benign tumour behind his eye is causing a sort of dementia. I cannot get my head around him going into a care home :sad:
              Ok, self inflicted; a lifelong alcoholic but it doesn’t make it any easier:noidea:
               
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              • lolimac

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                Given my Roses a good dinner...a slack handful each of growmore and a good mulch of FYM,cut back more of the Geraniums,took cuttings of Helitropium and potted up some baby Spider plants,faffed with my tomato plants and stared at them for a bit ..as I do..:rolleyespink::biggrin:
                Been a good day for gardening hope it has for all yous too.:dbgrtmb:
                 
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                Just did a bit of tidying, pruned off a lot of shots off the wisterias, but left most of the "stringy" second blooms, they are always on much longer stems than the first blooms.

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                Gave the tea-house a good clean. It's only a thirty-two year old shed, made of untreated softwood and roofing ply, applied with many coats of a polymer paint. So I have to be frequently checking for any rot. There's a lot of bits where I used a jigsaw so these can be vulnerable. Some of these are hardly ever noticed.

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                If it's plywood, there's always the possibility of water penetrating between the laminations.

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                • ThePlantAssassin

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                  Today after a trip to the local GC I planted the lilac phlox I purchased. Following a period of recovery from doing cartwheels at having acquired a desired product I cut the grass and chopped my compassion rose back. Gave the conifer hedge a haircut too. Put in some lavender for flowers next year. Mostly running in and out :hapfeet: to watch F1 and kept myself energised and hydrated with some of my 5 a day. Cider. Made with apples as I understand it :ccheers:
                   
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                    Cccccccider Cindy! :)
                    Knew there was something interesting about you :rasp:
                     
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                      @Verdun I agree it doesn't matter a jot does it if it is self inflicted. He may have gone off the straight and narrow but he didn't set out to purposely ruin his life. If he was young when he started I think we all tended to think that we were invincible in our teenage years. Trouble is our past catches up with us.
                      Carry on doing the grand job that you're doing, sharing your childhood past and creating lots of laughter. Keeping you both in my thoughts.:spinning:
                       
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                        I know that I have deviated from the thread folks...sorry, but I think it's a justifiable one.
                         
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                        • Verdun

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                          Kind of you Upsy. Appreciate them :)
                           
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                          • Verdun

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                            No gardening but nice lunch by the beach :)
                            Areas of water for Nico and me to swim in too:)

                            Very hot....delightful if you’re used to it but a lot of visitors here now and some are going to have a lot of pain tonight. The sun is prob stronger here than where they come from and it shows....red skins that will blister in some cases.

                            Still picking tomatoes now ...just a few but every day for the past half week or so. Sweet Petite are ahead of GD and others and delicious. Certainly tastier than GD were the last couple of years :)
                             
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