What are you doing in the garden to-day?
28th October 2015 at 13:18 #1662398
loopskiBlockedJoined: 23 Jan 2013Location: deux sèvresTotal posts: 9778
Started another leylandii today.
The one on the right the one on the left with the ladder now finished.
I would lie on top of the stairs and smell the cigar smoke of Castro.1st February 2016 at 00:06 #1683758
mysty2ParticipantJoined: 29 Jul 2012Location: N/ATotal posts: 9603
We had a huge fire in the garden today with all the off cuts from bushes that I cut back, I had a stack of old wood from a house we are restoring and used that to start the fire. About an hour into the fire I was pushing bits in from the edge the fecin wind changed direction and I was nearly barbecued. Just as well I can still move without the aid of a zimmer frame. Plants are budding and the butterfly bushes are growing.2nd February 2016 at 17:35 #1684170
Rotated compost from one bin to another. Then made up a mix to spray on the pesky whitefly in the greenhouse. Made up of alcohol used to clean medical equipment, tea tree oil, washing up liquid and water. Don’t ask me for ratios or anything like that! Anyway the greenhouse smells lovely. Let’s hope I haven’t killed off all the overwintering plants into the bargain! After that I cleaned out the fat trap (fosse). No-one can say my days aren’t interesting…… Oh, and I talked encouragingly to the broad bean seeds in the hope they’ll not rot before they come up. Now all I’ve got to do is the housework and prepare the dinner and I can sit down for a rest.2nd February 2016 at 19:22 #1684214
Well done Mangetout – you’ve done more than me. I thought I was good for hosing down the concrete path in the chicken run, they are a mucky lot!
Broad beans – we’ve stopped planting them because for a couple of years they just disappeared – probably mice got them.
Tricia2nd February 2016 at 20:25 #1684227
Well done Mangetout – you’ve done more than me. I thought I was good for hosing down the concrete path in the chicken run, they are a mucky lot! Broad beans – we’ve stopped planting them because for a couple of years they just disappeared – probably mice got them.
Hi Tricia. I plant my broad bean seeds in pots in the greenhouse and plant out when a reasonable size. I do the same for French beans. That way I’ve got half a chance of some making it into adulthood before the mice get them! Having said that, last year I did a second sowing of climbing French beans in August direct into the soil and the mice left them alone. Perhaps it’s just the spring sowings that are under threat?4th February 2016 at 16:26 #1684647
I lifted the last of the parsnips and carrots today and kept the best of them which I’ve put in boxes in the garage. The rest have gone in the compost. After that I spread quite a lot of compost on the veggie beds in readiness to dig it in. The robins loved it as the compost is full of worms. Said bonjour to the broad bean seeds in the greenhouse by way of a little encouragement! Tidying up the strawberry bed tomorrow if the weather holds. My arthritis is killing me but I’m not giving in – well not yet!4th February 2016 at 18:57 #1684796
re strawberries – I noticed today that the plants in our vertical range of planters have new green shoots
And the grass has started to grow – not so happy about that.
Mangetout – last year we did nothing in the garden, because husband had a long period of pain and treatment for ?cruralgia, and I had a serious fall in March which disabled me for a long time. But this year we have no excuses – up to now.
Tricia8th February 2016 at 18:31 #1685535
Cut some of the grass, which has grown about 12cms in the last few weeks. It has been a dry sunny day, and the rest of the week is forecast to be rainy.
The 12 yr old petrol mower worked well, after recharging the battery.
Tricia9th February 2016 at 13:14 #1685754
chapeltonBlockedJoined: 30 Aug 2009Location: 23Total posts: 3167
Swimming………..9th February 2016 at 16:13 #1685790
AardvarkParticipantJoined: 27 May 2009Location: 22Total posts: 2457
Moved the car and van well away from the house with its ridiculous roof tiles that slip off when the wind blows hard. Mopped up the beginnings of a flood in the lounge when there was a prolonged shower. Put a bit of masking tape over the ventilation slot in the bedroom window because the noise of the wind whistling through it kept me awake last night. And laughed at the chickens trying to walk in the strong wind.9th February 2016 at 17:47 #1685812
Spoke very lovingly to the broad bean seedlings which have done really well. Sowed some little gem lettuce and khol rabi in the heated propagators. Got blown across the garden in the wind, dodging falling cones and tree branches as I went! What weather. Cold I can put up with, but wind and rain I detest.
Hope the back is holding up Tricia. You need a good one for gardening. I find that if I work too long my back ‘goes’ completely and I need to rest for days. I use a lumbar belt when I remember but I’m afraid I’ve put a bit of weight on and it’s a bit tight lately!9th February 2016 at 18:21 #1685817
And laughed at the chickens trying to walk in the strong wind.<hr>
Hating the wonderful new popup.
Ours were clamouring to be out too, but soon returned to their house.
Mangetout – I hope the back support helps. With us it’s husband’s back and my hip!
19th July 2016 at 16:55 #1730033
- This reply was modified 09 Feb 2016 18:24 by Tricia.
Frenchie1ParticipantJoined: 12 Jun 2016Location: N/ATotal posts: 49
Watered everything early this morning including the weeds. Grass was a bit parched.
If you find life confusing buy a dog. m19th July 2016 at 17:45 #1730039
“grass was a bit parched” – I wish ours was, the mowing seems never-ending.
Tricia19th July 2016 at 19:57 #1730070