What Jobs Are We Doing in the Garden Today... MK3.. 2013

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  1. shiney

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    So, are you going to chop them down completely? If so, then think about removing the stumps before cutting any more. If you're not going to remove them then just cut as far down as you want.

    If you do want to remove them, then leave the trees at 4ft high, start digging round the roots and then you can use the 4ft trunk as a lever to rock it out of the ground. :blue thumb:

    I've been cleaning out the gutters on the house. Got 5 buckets full of gunk (onto the compost heap) before running out of energy - 2 hours.

    Started going round the garden collecting tools and equipment and storing them away - 1 hour (slowly). :heehee:
     
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      Cut back the rest of the phlox and a couple of other plants, brushed up all the fallen leaves, general tidy up :)
       
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        Can't find the garden - too much fog!
         
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          Well just been outside and had quite a shock!
          The neighbours have replaced all 5 fence panels that were blown out Thursday.
          All I've got to do is paint them black again in the spring :)
           
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            Nice one Mowgley :)
             
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              Just potted up some brugmansia, fuchsia cuttings and popped them in a heated propagator.
              I hope I have some success with these I'm rubbish at cuttings!
              Opened up the GH it's 11'c outside , to circulate some air.
              Hate this time of year everything looks so dreary.
               
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                At last go around to pruning the upper branches on our ancient Chaumontel pear. It's a really awkward job as it's not easy working with a saw in the crown of the tree due to the convoluted branches. It may not look like it from the pix but the top's been thinned out quite a bit. Still a bit of thinning lower down to do and there's one big branch in the crown that I'll have to get at with the chain saw.
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                  Looks like the Whomping Tree out of Harry Potter, Dave!!
                   
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                    watching another 6 inches of snow dropping all over the unraked leaves I have.
                     
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                      Well, at least it'll hide another job to be done for a while, Redstar!!:heehee:
                       
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                      Yep. And this year I actually have a possibility of two young boys who want to work. Called them and told them not to worry, we are used to raking even in January. Hope they can still work after the snow goes away. Hope the snow goes away.
                       
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                        Hello all, just popping in to say hello. HELLO!

                        I'm making a new border at the moment will try to get some pics up at some point. Also, the new neighbour behind us has completely ruined their garden and is putting up a new 6foot 5inch fence, yay (not)! Not much else going on, no veg left apart from the Leeks.

                        Getting pretty chilly now, so keeping warm like Master Edward here:

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                        Hope you're all doing well, BYE! :)
                         
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                          Ello nF :)

                          Thought you'd been busy :biggrin:
                           
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                            Young Edwards got the right idea:dbgrtmb:
                             
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