Discussion in 'General Gardening Discussion' started by ARMANDII, Jan 1, 2018.
Good morning just managed to mow the back lawn
Nothing in the garden today and perhaps maybe not for a few weeks/months! Attended hospital yesterday and they've made my hernia worse!
Sorry to hear that Vince Storm Callum is bashing everything, howling and vicious. There will be a lot of clearing up in a day or two....... Very warm though and even the overnight temperature here is expected to be 17 plus. How dramatically has the weather changed this week! Hot, sunny, dry and calm weather up to mid week then Callum!
The one benefit of the emergency trip to B&Q for stakes before the last storm means today I get to avoid having to find things to prop plants up with!
A couple of hours in the garden this afternoon.....rain had stopped but winds had not abated. Half of the cannas have been flattened so I cut them down; ditto with echinaceas and dahlias. The salvias are standing up well to the storm as are the grasses.....it feels like a summer storm as it is so warm. Strangely very pleasant working out there Planted out a few stocks .....good bushy tall plants to give fragrance from mid winter Just a relative lull though.....heavy rain and even stronger winds are returning soon
Put another border in around the seating area I have made and covered it with manure ready for spring planting. Then cut the new neighbours grass as it was getting out of control and they haven’t got round to getting a lawnmower yet
Still clearing out the greenhouse in preparation for next season, planning organising what where and when lol But lets have a wee break for lunch........... Just a wee lunchtime quick snack to see what all the fuss is about....I give you Bombay Bad Boy (Pot Noodle) crossed with my own Carolina Reaper Sauce. I'm no professional Chilli Munchin wannabe, pretend to be or whatever else that you want to call it hahahaha but I do want to see what the craic is with this mega hot pepper thingy stuff....How hot can this be?...now call me a woose for diluting the flavour/taste of my original amateur culinary creation..but excuse me as I exclaim that "I'm not shoving that molten lava in my gob without first learning how to tentatively sample such suicide juice" Ok so... there's the original PN chilli sample pack right there, looks to be about a teaspoonful ....we wont be needing that..ping BIN...kettle boiled, cover the sawdust material 2/3 the way up the carton...then add ...wait for it 3 x teaspoons (for good measure) of my creative talent, let stand 3mins and stir... Holy Good Peaky Blinders.. that is seriously freakin HOT.....wow....Milk please.....I SAID MILK PLEASE..... Conclusion it's HOT...Nuff Said....
Don't know about anyone else but I'm trying to stop things blowing away the wind is awful here , just had to undo autovent in the greenhouse and tie the window down, yet it's still warm.
This was today's project. The geum on the right looks limp because I moved it over a bit. I also brought the lithodora out so that it was central again. The barrel was then pushed back some. As it's really heavy I had to dismantle it all first. The rockery is a mixture of the waiste soil from the front verge (full of grass and weeds ) and sharp sand. I didn't have as many large rocks as I would have liked. It's not quite how I had pictured it but I'm sure it will be ok. I will have to do it again if not. I have planted in my sempervivums and a splattering of pushkinia bulbs. Very few of my alpine survive where they are at the moment. Maybe they might fare better if K tried them here. G.
just lovin that female form @Jack Sparrow
@BigC Thanks. It's good isn't it? There were 3 sizes available at the time. A little one that came as a self contained water feature, a middle which I have and a great big one suitable for public ponds etc. When I first enquired, the local garden centre only had one and it was damaged. I was told that the new stock would be available in the spring. It was a popular range so it will definitely be continued. Needless to say, it wasn't. After waiting 6 months for nothing, I ordered it online. It's moved around the garden a few times times since then. Hopefully it won't be moving again anytime soon. G.
once you get that backdrop filled in I reckon it will look even more awesome @Jack Sparrow
Heavy rain forecast at last, so broad beans and peas to sow, two Pecan-nut tree holes to prepare and 2nd new pond to dig out before everything becomes a skating rink!
No photos yet but I've been hacking my way through the jungle. OK, I mean part of the front garden. There's an area about 50ft x 30ft that has become overgrown. It has trees, shrubs, a lot of dogwood up to 12ft high and other big growers. We've hacked back the dogwood so we can now actually get in there - it formed a solid barrier. I've been spending the last week working my way through digging and weeding it - can only do it in short stints. Apart from the thousands of weed that have been growing rampant I'm struggling with the digging as the ground is very dry (I've been using the sprinkler on it) and it's a solid matt of roots from the trees, dogwood and laurel. Digging out the dogwood suckers, dozens of them, has been a struggle. I'm hoping the promised very heavy rain will make it easier to work the ground.
Back from a lovely Tenerife holiday and started to clear the garden. Emptied a few baskets and pots . Then gathered up all the dead leaves and stalks from the Virginia creeper . Lovely autumn display plant , but it doesn't last long . I managed to fill the green bin in just over half an hour ! Will fill a few trugs next week and take them to the recycling centre.
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