What Jobs Are We Doing In The Garden Today 2020

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    Turned over the compost heap, dead headed the lavender and pruned the rosemary. Have a nice smelling compost heap now. Not done a lot this afternoon breeze turned into wind with occasional showers so stayed in listening to the cricket (TMS), doing a bit ahead of work tomorrow.
     
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      Picked the last of the currants,can't find any more room in the freezers so the birds can have the rest.
      Only watered the hanging baskets, the rest of the garden is alright because we had a thunderstorm yesterday so the plants are nice and wet.
       
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        I spent some of the day on my knees deweeding the pots of Bearded Iris but the weeds seem to grow straight after I've just done them:doh::wallbanging:
        The Clematis seem to be growing inches a day so, today, I spent some time tying stems that were about 12 inches to 2 feet in length while they are flowering really well after connecting up the permanent hose to the Wild Life pond and topping it up, even though it takes around 3 to 4 hours even though there is a lot of rain forecast for tomorrow. I was going to mow the front and back lawns but somehow I didn't get the time.:dunno:
         
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          I spent some of the day on my knees deweeding the pots of Bearded Iris but the weeds seem to grow straight after I've just done them:doh:

          So the GOOD LORD has caught up with you at last!!!! wink
           
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            I have a persistent growth of marestail to constantly deal with.
            At a recent gathering with Monty Don, he was asked 'what should i do with my garden full of marestail?
            His tongue in cheek reply was
            'move house'.
             
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              Nothing today it's raining again.
               
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                  Well, I once did spend some time on my knees a long while ago, Mike, trying to converse with Big G, to no avail, so maybe it's a case of Him trying to stay out of the way of a man with a middle name of Thomas.:dunno:
                   
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                    Seed sowing for next year Penstemon 'Beloved Bells'.
                     
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                      Not much done in garden over past couple of months as flat out with art stuff. Two of the gift shops have reopened and tourists have descended on us, so very busy making more coasters, cheese boards, etc.
                      We've had lots of :rain: and the odd few days of :hotsun:, with very predictable results. My garden is even more wild and woolly :hate-shocked:. I've managed a few jobs, usually in the evening, cutting grass, dead heading, feeding pots, etc. I discovered a Shrew by one of the compost bins last week :wub2:. Also, noticed Soldier beetles on plants, don't think I've seen them before. There are baby Newts in the pond, at least 6, maybe more. The remaining tadpoles I rescued from their voracious parents have turned into Frogs and vacated their mini pond. I found a :hhog: wandering down one of the paths with the top of his head cut off :sad:, either a grass strimmer accident or the farmer cutting grass in one of the fields next to my garden with a towed mower. I took him to a hedgehog rescue as I'm having a break from hedgehogs for awhile. She was able to fix him up and he made a full recovery :). I took another hoggy I found in my feeding station to her but he didn't survive :cry3:, possible poisoning or maybe too many parasites and associated infections had got the upper hand.
                       
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                        Just found one of our Sunflowers broken at its base by yesterday's winds.:sad: It was a lovely multi headed one with lots of flowers!! I had staked it as well .:cry3:
                         
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                          Not a lot sadly, only deadheading, seed harvesting, feeding the tomato plants and potting up some hardy Fuchsia cuttings from my parents garden that rooted well in water. I've hurt my back when lifting out the bags of compost from the car boot yesterday...that my trouble...when I feel good I forget my long term ailments...until it's too late, when will I learn???
                           
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                            @Upsydaisy sorry to hear that you hurt your back, hope that it's better soon.
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                                It's been a lovely day weather wise so I got lots done. Popped to the GC this morning. 3 big bags of compost and a bag of manure. Got my 2 new Clematis potted up and made a frame for them. I have bought a few plants/ bulbs from Costco over the years and have always been happy with them and these 2 Clematis are in really good order too. 4 good stems from the base and lots of new healthy growth. I'm keeping my fingers crossed as I've always wanted to grow them. Dead headed the borders and chucked a load of muck on them too. The Laurel hedge we planted at the beginning of the year have put a lot of new growth on too recently. :yes: needless to say I'm a happy bunny with today's work.

                                Next big job is trimming next doors hedges hanging over our fence. My borders are bone dry even after good rainfall. I'm dreading it to be honest as some of the branches are really thick. :wallbanging:
                                 
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