What Jobs Are We Doing In The Garden Today 2020

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  1. luciusmaximus

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    :rain: , 50 mile an hour winds and chilly enough to warrant lighting the wood burner to keep my resin cosy :huh:. Given up the idea that it's actually meant to be british summertime here. Apart from venturing forth to fill bird feeders, rat bowl and collect some nibbles for the buns dinners I have been inside all day. Cleaning :yikes::yikes::yikes:.
     
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      Wet and chilly here too @luciusmaximus but no wind. I've been cleaning windows inside today, there's no point in wasting the betters days cleaning when we can be outside. :)
       
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        Lemon @noisette47 ..well it's been left to me to love and care since Dad passed away. I've had a Lemon Tree before so my siblings thought I was the best bet for it's survival!!! Must say that in the last couple of years it has looked very sad a times as Dad was really to frail to care for it properly but now ( blowing my own trumpet ;)) it has put on lots of new growth and is looking really good new:fingers crossed:
         
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          Going to do some weeding in the front garden. In the winter thinking of digging some of the currant bushes in the back garden don't need so many and grow some flowers instead.
           
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            Does anyone else dislike August in the garden?
             
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              Me ... because it is rarely under 30c. :phew:
               
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                No i think that it's a good month, time to reflect on what is good and bad.
                 
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                  Yesterday the 90 tulip bulbs arrived, had to find a place to store them in the garage.
                   
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                    I did a couple of hours outside before it got too hot. Was back indoors before 8.30. Then had to go out at 9.30 to pick beans and courgettes. Half an hour of that in the hot sun was me finished for the day :phew: - apart from popping out occasionally to move the sprinkler.

                    Already 82F/28C :sad:
                     
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                      Good morning took Penny for her walk early doors,went to Luddesdown to take some photos now I am keeping a low profile for the rest of the day:heehee:
                       
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                        Edged and hand weeded the borders this afternoon as it was cooler than this morning and the sun has disappeared.:smile:
                         
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                          Done nothing, too hot. This evening it was a choice of getting the Hose out to water the Desert type ground or have a nice shower...........The Hose won and I don't care if I stink:biggrin:
                           
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                            Harvested a lot of carrots to stop the badgers from eating them.
                            Watered the greenhouse plants, found that my Aloe aristata had rotted, the top came off in my hand and it stank. had to wash hands several times to get rid of the smell. Found one still viable (hopefully) offshoot, now potted up.
                            Anybody know if I dry the base of the top off and plant it in a free draining gritty compost is it likely to root?
                             
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                              Not sure Nigel,I guess it depends on how much is left. Got nothing to loose trying.:smile:
                               
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                                Lots of weeding at the Botanic Garden - it was very hot! Finally got to visit the propagation greenhouses again after the long gap - and found that loads of the 2013 vintage gladioli species bulbs I had found and planted in February had come on well! Sterling work had been done by the skeleton staff to keep things going.
                                 
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