What Jobs Are We Doing In The Garden Today 2020

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  1. Upsydaisy

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    Spent time in the greenhouse this afternoon preparing more compost for seed sowing. Pricked out lots of seedlings too.
     
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      One day I will own a greenhouse as you can work in some sort of comfort.
       
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      • ARMANDII

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        You will for sure, Kev, .....

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          Love my greenhouse retreat in winter.... soothing classical music and a huge mug of hot chocolate...oh yes and trying to look busy doing something gardeney ( is that even a proper word:dunno:).
           
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            Only removed the cover from an empty cold frame so I could shovel lots of snow onto the mulched leaves in there and then put the cover back on.15813634438771447731873.jpg
             
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              @KevJ , Me too. I have a space allocated. I have a big (ish) pile of rubble and bricks. I also have more than enough slabs to make a base. All I need is somebody with a rock crusher and a digger. Then I would be in a position to lay a foundation. The slabbing I can do myself, within reason at least. The end result wouldn't be particularly pretty but it would be functional. Then all I would have to do is to find a cheap second hand greenhouse for sale, and then find somebody to dismantle it, transport it and rebuild it, preferably for free.

              Then I would be the proud owner of my very own greenhouse. :hapfeet:

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              • ARMANDII

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                it must be, Upsydaisy, as a improper word is usually 4 letters whereas your word is 8 letters:dunno::heehee:
                 
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                  Now boys, I'd fly over and take care of that if I could. I picked up and put together all three of my little greenhouses with no help from anyone. And I'm just a little old lady. So you fellows could wack one together in no time!
                   
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                    Then you would wish you had a bigger one!:biggrin:
                     
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                      I seem to have missed something here ARMANDII ???? Two new Cats I assume ???
                       
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                        Strong winds and sleet again today. Very cold. Kept birdies topped up with food and water - they've eaten 22 fat balls, two suet blocks and two large bowls of suet pellets, sunflower hearts and crushed, broken fat balls :hate-shocked: . Went to buy more this morning and also bought a bird box. Hoping the little Wrens might like it if I can find a suitable spot for it.

                        Yesterday there was a break in the weather with brilliant sunshine and blue sky so had a walk on the beach before weather closed back in. Found a nice, sturdy plastic garden trowel the tide had washed up, in very good condition too :)
                         
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                          Yes, lucius, as I've explained to folks, last year was, personally, a very bad year for me and on top of that I lost my "pretty one eyed" Cat, Sally, early in the year and then on 30th December just to "hammer home the nail" my beautiful, intelligent Cat, Jenny, died of a heart attack. So, I was going to leave getting some more Kitty Kats until the end of the month.....but failed. So I now have two very confused and frightened Kittens, who are sisters, and I'm going through the Mayhem and phases of getting them confident in their home and also me.......and we're at the very early stages yet.:dunno:
                          I didn't post about losing Sally or losing Jenny because, as I posted earlier, I knew that the very kind and genuine condolences and sympathy posts would, unintentionally, "twist the knife".
                          So, one Kitten which is pure White is named "Teasel" and her smaller black and white sister is named "Fern".
                           
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                            No gardening its still blowing a gale - snowing - raining - hail stone - sleet - lighting.

                            Nice sharp border edge @shiney , what happened to the hebe ( 4th pic ) looks like someone had a trip and squashed it, shame about the popular tree shouldn't be to expensive if it already on the floor though.

                            I be lost without the greenhouse , not only do I need it for growing thing in but its great to do thing inside while the weather doesn't allow to do anything inside. take my phone with mini speaker and listen to the radio / other while sowing seeds or pricking out seedling :).

                            Sorry to hear about your cats @ARMANDII :grphg:
                             
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                              Hi @Perki Nothing wrong with it but it had grown like that as there was a giant Viburnum that it was living with and the Hebe was gradually pushed forward over the years.
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                              We had to take out the Viburnum last year because of Viburnum beetle.
                              The Hebe seemed quite happy being one of the low growing varieties but wanted to grab its own sunlight
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                              The cutting up of the tree shouldn't be too expensive but the carting away of it will be. I may have to try and come to some arrangement with the farmer to see if I can burn it on the field - but he has wheat, or similar, already growing. :rolleyespink:
                               
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                                I've been out in the garden to try and take pictures of the tree - just as the sun was coming up, as they forecast more heavy winds shortly.

                                The tree is alongside our compost heaps and those plastic bags are full of horse poo waiting to be mixed in.
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                                The tree split as it was falling and the bigger part fell into the neighbour's garden and the smaller into the field. Both of them fortunately missing the neighbour's fence.
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                                I shall have to make good his lawn after the tree has gone!
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                                This part only just missed his fence.
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                                To cart everything to the nearest point on the neighbour's driveway is about 300ft and any vehicle used would make a mess of his garden. The best choices would be to get permission to burn it on the field or for the tree surgeon to get access to the field to remove it.
                                 
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