What Jobs Are We Doing In The Garden Today 2020

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    Pics?????
     
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      Today I’m mainly cutting down the persicaria that grows around the garden - next to the water barrel water feature, and on the drive bed. Both areas are inter-planted with spring bulbs. If I leave too much stem, then the spring colour is marred by the dying stems, so I need to get on my hands and knees and cut as near to the ground/rhizomes as I can. Fortunately I’m about to turn my “adding to” compost bay into the middle bay, so I can layer the cut stems in the turned compost. Then I need to clear the middle veg beds now that the courgettes have finally curled up their toes, and gather some of the leaves lying next to the pavement outside.
      Leaves lying = dog-walkers too lazy to clear up after their dogs! (...and I speak as a dog owner and dog lover).

      I think that will do me for today!
       
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        Did the same thing today, the loganberries are slowly spreading, but that's ok.
         
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          Planted anemone corms this morning and cut back the alchemilla mollis and lavenders that id forgotten about and cleared more leaves up and took it all up to my compost bin on the lotty. That is now at maximum!
           
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            Get another bigger one!!:dunno::heehee:
             
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              On the way back from Chester today I stopped off at the Northwich B&Q to pick up a trough for the Strawberry plants that I'd bought earlier this month and a 6' steel pole to put in the new site I have chosen for the Garden Weather Station in the Lawn border.
              My idea is to put the new pole firmly in place, with the aid of a Lump Hammer, and then uproot the Weather Station, from the "walk around border", on it's present pole and reattach it to the new pole using "U" bolts to secure it and then realign it pointing to the North.
              The reason I'm moving the Weather Station is to make way for the Statue and Plinth that should, hopefully, arrive just before Christmas or just after it and, I think, a modern steel pole and device would look odd sitting next to a more "old fashioned" informal Statue and Plinth .
              I also bought 5 thin steel 4' rods to make supports for the Chicken Wire Leaf Mould Bin that I'm going to construct on the area under the Acer Brilliantissismum and Clematis "Armandii where most of the leaves seem to accumulate........I'm never short of a job in the garden:dunno::heehee::cat-kittyandsmiley::coffee:
               
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                I managed to mow the lawns today :biggrin: thank goodness for cordless mowers. It's so easy to just go at the drop of a hat. Most of the plants still in flower so not much to do after mowing.
                During summer the neighbour's had 2 of their large trees cut right back quite low around the back garden. All the birds disappeared and I used to get quite a few coming to visit the bucket pond. I bought 2 bird feeders a couple of weeks ago but not one visit until today. :yay: They were all lined up in a very orderly queue on the fence waiting their turn lots of them. It was lovely to see and hear them again. :imphrt:
                 
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                  Needs some pointing and soils levels all around need levelling but once complete it should do :)

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                    ooh looking lovely @Loofah Especially like your windows...are they bifold doors? we are looking to get some when converting our conservatory - they are really nice.
                     
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                      Yep, about 5m wide I think so really opens out the room when fully opened.

                      Have just been out measuring the greenhouse as a practice, will now take that and stick into CAD. It's like a quick tester before asking people for cash money to do the work for them...
                       
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                        @Loofah patio looking good. :blue thumb:

                        Looks a bit like Indian Sandstone.
                         
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                          Cut back all the Dahlias, cleared four barrows of leaves from the Dahlia bed, filled 4 doz pots with compost for Mrs S to transfer seedlings into. Cleaned and put away most of the garden chairs and going to have lunch and then office work.
                           
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                            Just got in from painting the bit of trellis for the lotty. I've done it in our little workshop so it should dry much quicker in there.
                             
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                              Close, it's a limestone. Probably need sealing next year when it's dry.

                              Dug the leaf blower / vac out a attached the grounds. Turned around and the leaves were falling as fast as I cleared them!
                               
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                                I used a sealant once. It was very expensive and only lasted 12-18 months. Since then I've used Wet and Forget. It's not a sealant but it has a gradual action on the algae etc. that forms on the stone and keeps it clear for quite a while. It's good for using as a preventative or as a cleaner on stone that has already got algae and mould. I removed the surface dirt first then sprayed it on. It took a few months to work as my paving was quite dirty by the time I found out about it. It's non-toxic.

                                I put a few pics on this thread
                                Patio, slab, concrete cleaner
                                 
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