What Jobs Are We Doing In The Garden Today 2020

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    Nearly, but missing a word!!

     
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      teenager then..mentally I still am but richer:yes:
       
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        Did it really sound that bad...still like it though. I was listening to an old youtube of the Beatles.. 1964/5 playing at a London Concert with all the girls screaming but you could still the Beatles voices and I did not realise they could sound so flat..thinking now, they maybe knew nobody was judging their voices....:love30:
        Husband and I were at Finsbury Park Concert our 1st Date and(wed in 1967..explaining the sums...) 53 years later we are still dating...haha
         
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          Most people driveways around here are not concrete or paved they are laid down with calcaire and pounded down then a slightly heavier calcaire and the stones the size of peas or bigger if you want...So basically its quite messy and the weeds whoops swearing again..sorry...wild flowers and lots of new grass shoots(thats handy if you need to improve the grass area which I do)
          So that is what I have doing on and off today. Hoe has worked the best scrapping it back and forth loosening the roots and the fun part is sorting from the calcaire and stones. It seems to go back ok so husband's now a little more relaxed about my missions.Big issue though because we choose not to use and weedkillers, we do have a weed burner okish but slow and tedious but it does get used occasionally.
          If the driveway had been lined correctly in the first place this issue would be small fry but to start it all again is not on at the present time...Maybe there are other solutions?

          We have battles here of course...When I say why cant you help me with, whatever, it is a case of...who is going to use the chainsaw to cut all the logs then..haha well it is not going to me. I can hold the wood on the saw bench all togged up with a plastic face cover as well..that as far as I would go....he wins..:rolleyespink: well he thinks he has got away with it but I am actually very happy doing jobs around the garden without interferance...so its a win win...
           
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            I have dodged the snow showers today to measure up the rear shed. I want to turn it into a potting shed/grow room. I have been trying to price up getting it insulated etc in between playing board games with the kids. I think I should be able to do it for £100-£140 ish and that is for the electrics too.
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              It was relatively dry here today, so once the frost had dripped off we went out to cut one of the long hedges. It involves using a long-arm hedge cutter, and a platform for the top, as the hedge is about 2.5 metres tall. We got the sides cut - hubby cutting, once I demonstrated how deep into the Laurel to go, and me raking the cut branches away from the base of the hedge, then mowing them as a quick way of shredding, and lugging down to the compost bay.
              Unfortunately, it started to spit with sleet, so it was time to pack the electric hedge cutter away, and head in for some late lunch. We will have to finish the top later in the week!

              After lunch, I did a little weeding. I cleared the remaining two raised veg beds, weeded around the fruit trees and bushes, and the island bed. Fingers were starting to freeze, despite gardening gloves, so I’ve retreated back indoors for the day.
               
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                Tried a bonfire and failed miserably. Removed the timber frame from the old cold frame - it's so rotten it fell apart when I caught it with my leg! There's a few young trees growing in there I'll dig out at some point so just have to find a spot to put them as you can't waste a good plant!
                 
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                  Nothing today its been snowing most of the morning . Not that I am bothered slightly nauseous with a bit of a headache because drunk Perki doesn't care what sober Perki feels like later :rolleyespink: .

                  I did rip up half of my mum decking which is a death trap slippy and rotten that you can put your foot through it , said I do her a new stone path for a Christmas gift.
                   
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                    She'll be thrilled with that...ripping up decking reminded me
                    ..we had to go up into our wilderness which is our upstairs of the house except we have no proper stairs..removed during renovations by the previous owners so we live in a bungalow that is really is a house.We had to go to the 1st floor to check some roof tiles..makeshift stairs inside the barn that adjoins the property and was a place for animals many moons ago. getting up the 'ladders' is not good but the floors and ceiling look like somebody has been 'ripping up the decking' its terrible and dangerous really..The wood that is still intact slopes so and the gaps where you could easily fall through the ceiling...Will get somebody around to sort it one day..easy to close the barn door though and padlocked...Property is 1801 and suffers with a split personality for sure. Our previous home in the UK was a Bungalow so this does suits us...
                     
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                      Nothing today. The snow is still thick on the ground and its -1 so spending a lot of time planning ahead. Maybe trying to collect some Hellebore Niger seeds this year and see how I get on with them. From what I've read they can be tricky but nothing ventured :smile:
                       
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                        I let them fall and germinate where they are, get loads of seedlings at this time of year from the last summer.
                         
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                          I do believe I have done it......end of my plot xmas morning around 8.00am walking
                          our family around the garden as they cannot be let out on there own..The church bell-house looks nice with the sun shining through it....Its going to be a good day...
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                            Silver Birch has survived many a storm, we have lost many trees to the weather
                            A Huge Olive Tree was the most upsetting one, we tied it with lorry straps in three directions as a last resort but the ground was so wet and soggy, the roots had nothing to hang on to.
                            Lost an apple tree a plum tree a Walnut tree and more but they were very old trees so would not have taken much to fell them..Just to include a huge tree that was behind our wooden pond on the boundary southwards...next to in the dog house neighbours of ours...The pond is much cleaner for the loss but the birds were so confused as they loved it. It took a few days for them to settle with an alternative, they still come to the pond in the hotter days for refreshment.
                             
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                              Thanks @Logan I'll try that :dbgrtmb:
                               
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                                Just been pottering and inspecting the garden this morning. Needs a tidy up but too chilly. Have fed all the birdies though and they seems very happy.

                                I've been mainly in the garage this morning brushing off the rust from the bottom half of a chiminea I got for nowt. Have also sprayed it with rust converter. In three hours I can spray it with the matt black stove/bbq paint.

                                our plan is to have a bit of a burn up of our chopped up xmas tree on new years eve...i guess it's something different to do.
                                 
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