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WHAT JOBS ARE WE DOING IN THE GARDEN TODAY 2018

Discussion in 'General Gardening Discussion' started by ARMANDII, Jan 1, 2018.

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  1. Perki

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    My thalictrum Anne planted with hydrangea limelight and a miscanthus with a 4ft/5ft sky blue delphinium in front, great minds think a like ;).

    I am not sure of the variety of miscanthus I bought it on a wim and wasn't so keen on it when I got home ( 2 year ago) , didn't know what to put it so I got plonk at the back, it has a slight speckled variegation think it zebrinus. I quite like it now its got it seed heads on and it orange/ brown stems now, I falling out with calamagrostis Karl F it not holding it form / shape as well looks like manged brown grass with a few bare seed heads on, and its sending a few unexpected runners up. Its got another year before I throw my toys out of the pram :)
     
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    • Verdun

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      Ha ha Perki......I had a group of dwarf delphiniums, Clivedon Beauty, in front of Limelight. Great minds indeed :)
      Re Calamagrostis, I find it likes drier, well drained soil, in sun and then it maintains both colour and self supportiveness (if there is such a word).
       
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        Autumn rasps pruned as were the blackcurrant bushes today. Had to uncover the daffodils pots all 22 of them as they are showing already. This is very very early for us.
         
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          Ours managed its usual 10ft+ but the flowers all shrivelled up in the drought. Four months without rain, although we did water it, affected it. The flowers only opened partially and then just stopped. :sad:
           
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            Now that all the leaves are down I've blown most of them out of nearly 1,000 pots in our nursery beds. :phew: The leaves on the lawns have all been collected and either put on the compost heaps or in the green bins for the council to compost (willow goes in the green bins). The leaves in the beds are still being collected but have got most of them done. :blue thumb:

            We've been cutting back the grasses and they go on the bonfire (the ash ends up either dug into the compost heaps or spread on the beds). With about 50 grasses I find it very hard work (because the bending doesn't help my back). I've been working on this bed and also tidying the lawn edges.

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              Intend to get out and set about replacing one of the posts in a 2m high chain link fence, cut all the honeysuckle and ivy off yesterday and prepared new post.
               
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                Love your border of grasses, beautiful @shiney :smile:
                 
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                  I think thalictrums need good soil and then they should perform well. Down here, although having a summer of plenty of sun, it is a tad cooler in summer so thalictrums dont burn or suffer at all. :) Have recently added a couple more of them:)
                   
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                    Pruned all the wisterias, moved a cimbing rose in the border near the fence next to the kitchen window, to a sunnier position against the garage wall.
                     
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                      I carried on with leaf clearing and lawn edging. The edging is a temporary matter to make it easier for me in the Spring when I do the proper job.
                       
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                        I moved 3 Barrow fulls of large, heavy, stone cobbles from the top of the garden to the bottom near the Wildlife pond with plans for building a cobble path leading to the pond, but that won't happen until the early Summer:coffee:
                        I also repotted 3 Monardas, 4 Echinacea, a Philadelphus "Belle Etoile" as they arrived in pots that were too small. After a Mug of Tea I emptied 2 large shallow clay containers of old compost and annuals into the Compost Bin and then renewed the compost and replanted with layers of Tulips and Daffodils and then put them back into place on the Patio. I'd got some 100 Tulips and Daffodils left over so I found a couple of places in the borders and then had to find another couple of places to plant 150 Crocus, Spring Bulbs, and alliums. I've still got Imperial Fritillaries to plant and 30 Nectaroscordum Siculum bulbs to pot up in a mixture of compost, sand and grit so, hopefully, I'll find time tomorrow to do that. A quick look into the Green House told me that it needs sorting out and all the hardy perennials in pots need organising into their different varieties and which are ready for planting.........another job for the list of jobs:dunno::heehee:
                         
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                          Your post made me tired just reading it @ARMANDII ,wow you've certainly been busy!!!

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                            I continued clearing leaves and making lawn edges - hampered by my usual four legged nemesis. :cat-kittyandsmiley:
                             
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                              The new patio etc seems to have given me the drive to get things ready and in order for the Spring, Upsdaisy. There's loads of jobs to be done so it's a case of.....
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                                We have one more 'do' on New Years Eve then that's it, all done and dusted. Back out into the garden I will go, can't wait:hapydancsmil: Hubs was out there this morning ( I was so envious) but I had food etc to prepare for a family get together.
                                Really missed my gardening 'fix'.. all the festive preps got in :gardening:the way!!!!
                                 
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