What Jobs Are We Doing In The Garden Today 2020

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  1. Sian in Belgium

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    I’m with you there, @Arlandria !

    (Not sure if this post should be in the chilli thread?)
    I’ve managed one task - and that is to pot on the last of the chillies that needed to be done / were sharing a pot. (Earlier in the year, I was seriously challenged for space, and plant pots the right size!).
    I’ve now retreated indoors, and amused myself in counting chilli plants.
    We have 88 plants in total (4 very small cayenne plants in that number)
    14 different varieties
    7 new varieties for this year (demon red, pikito, red cherry, ember explosion, Krakatoa, etna, and vampire)
    7 “repeaters” (Hungarian black, Hungarian hot wax, cayenne, jalapeño, patio sizzle, Serrano, Apache)
    We normally try to have 3 of each variety, selling the rest at church, for charity. Church has only just restarted, and I’m isolating from it as I hope to visit my mum in the next couple of weeks. However, we are also not going on holiday this year, so maintaining lots of plants is more of a viable option. I hope to hand over a few plants to friends, though!
     
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      Weeding pre-dawn, gradually moving the sprinkler around the garden, my usual early morning one hour of blackfly squishing, hunted out a lot of ladybirds and put them on the beans and been indoors since 10 a.m. I shall pick some salady stuff to dress this evening's starter - have a 90 year old coming round for dinner after she has her dog put to sleep :sad:. A 14 year old pug with very bad mouth cancer.
       
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        After more deadheading and planting out the last ( albeit a tad late) of the Godetias we drove over to Dad's. The roses were a tough task to dig out in the heat so we will leave them for a cooler day. Dug up a chunk of ferny stuff...some of which I pinched a year ago and it grows well in our garden. Brought home a shrub thingy that we thought had died last year so we chopped it right back and despite now being small ...it's alive!! @Perki identified it for me a while back...but I can't remember it's name. Finally dug up a couple of Hostas too.
        Back home and they are having a bit of a soak as they were all bone dry.
         
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          Been trying to use up homeless plants today and built a new gate at the side of the shed.
          Petchoa and begonia "sunny dreams"
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          Bacopa and fuschia "hawkshead"
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          Bacopa and begonia "fragrant Angelique"
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          New gate at the side of the shed 4"x2" timber, aluminium under the bottom and 4" up at the back, hopefully rat proofed (that's where I put rat bait)
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          Old gate where they've been coming through
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          And fresh today I think because of the new gate a scrape under the gravel board, I'll move the gravel and concrete under there asap.
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            Well its been a hot one out there today especially working in it, I don't mind until your pants / t shirt starts sticking to you. Just been pottering around the garden the past few days plonking things in here there and everywhere and lots of watering. I've been a bit preoccupied with the football being back on so I've been in and out of the house consonantly doing bits in the garden and back in for the footy. I just dug up a sedum autumnalis Iam not so keen on them common as muck and always encroach onto the lawn , much rather have a deep burgundy sedum .

            Whats the plant again @Upsydaisy ? I forget myself but potentilla comes to mind :dunno:
             
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              Can't remember @Perki ....you may have noticed that I'm not good with names...every description is follow by 'thingy':roflol:.
              I'll have to hunt back on my posts ....but ( hope nobody sees this) it might have been on the 'other' one....ssh!!;)
              If and when it blooms I'll alert you and post a pic.....it's nothing really special. I think I must put name tags on all our plants!!
               
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                Too hot to do a great deal apart from watering but I will be enjoying these. Sweet and really nice. My daughter loves them she lives 30 miles away so unfortunately they are all for me. They are sweetest when just turning colour.
                 

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                  Calling @Perki !!!...well I've scrolled back 2yrs on both forums and have now given up because I've gone crosseyed!!
                  Here is a pic of it today in all its glory......a lot smaller than in my original post and without blooms. If I remember rightly you asked me to go back to see if it had a fragrance....and I THINK it did. On the other hand......I could have dreamt that!!!:roflol:IMG_20200626_133248.jpg
                   
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                    Here are the other 'thingy's' that I have nabbed. Two are Hostas...see I'm getting there slowly ( :yes:) and one is the 'ferny thingy'IMG_20200626_133313.jpgIMG_20200626_133324.jpg

                    Naming would be good but not compulsory, as I will probably....no let's be honest...I will forget! :whistle:
                     
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                      Potted on some cosmos, had to do a second sowing so they might be late in flowering. The flowers have gone over on the sage plants so I've cut them all off.
                       
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                        Can't quite make it out @Upsydaisy can you take a picture of the flowers buds ? What colour is the underside of the leaves creamy / white ? and if you remember :heehee: what colour were the flowers ?
                         
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                          I'll share some of my plant stakes with you .. :heehee:
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                            Love it!!
                            Hubby said you are missing a tag
                            “Dead, no idea what it was”!
                             
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                              That's exactly what I need Lori !!!! So love them...that'll solve all my problems .
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                                You're being too optimistic @Perki... flower buds!!!!
                                The leaves are .....green!
                                The flowers....I THINK...were white or maybe yellow:dunno: Not too sure if it was too poorly to flower last year as I can't even remember seeing any.
                                Let alone remember what time of year it bloomed.

                                As you can tell by the size of the huge pot, it was a lot bigger in its youth. We actually thought it was completely dead at one point so repotted it.....it was alive with an ants nest and bone dry..Dad wasn't a brilliant waterer!! Slowly but surely it has picked up a bit after having a good cut back.

                                To me it looks like what every green shrubby thingy looks like....a Privet, but I know it's not.

                                I'm debating as to whether or not to give it some of my lovely freshly brewed Nettle fertiliser....they say it's good for leafy plants.

                                My Dad's Lemon Tree looks Ok after it's dose 2 days ago.

                                I think ,as far as giving it a name goes, it's a case of wait and see....if it blooms I'll let you know.... unless you fancy scrolling through your posts.....on all the forums we've been on during ,let's say, the last 3 years!! ;);):heehee:
                                Or have you got a better offer of entertainment lined up for this weekend?

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