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29/06/2013 at 21:37

whats the job you hate in the garden?  mine is washing pots to re-use 

29/06/2013 at 21:44

I agree, so I just brush the worst of the compost out and re-use them.

Clearing up is my least favourite task, Love weeding but the heap of weeds needs taking to the heap. Love pruning, but all those branches need taking away and shredding. 

29/06/2013 at 21:53

I have tried filling the bath to clean pots but I just end up with a sore back. I love weeding with a hoe.

29/06/2013 at 22:21

Pruning pyracantha... ouch!

29/06/2013 at 22:26

Pulling up forget-me-nots -  SO well named!

29/06/2013 at 22:26
Woodgreen wonderboy wrote (see)

Pruning pyracantha... ouch!

 

and then shredding it along with the bramble and wild rose stems?

29/06/2013 at 22:36

..all my green waste goes into a large recycling wheelie bin - I find this very easy... as for washing pots..what's that all about..?

29/06/2013 at 22:41

Looking for the trowel/secateurs/string/watering can that I had in my hand a minute ago. 

29/06/2013 at 22:42

washing trays and pots to re-use so you do not spread diseases

29/06/2013 at 22:46

I hade a handy wee knife Sara which I used for all sorts I was planting a plant one day and lost it maybe in 100 years someone one dig it up 

29/06/2013 at 22:47

Nut,last time I pruned my pyracanthas it was me who got shredded

29/06/2013 at 22:56

No Bluejan, when you are looking for something else you will find your knife in the freezer.  I spent 6 months looking for my favourite trowel and it turned up on top of the wardrobe in the spare room....

 

 

29/06/2013 at 23:00

I never wash my pots before I reuse them and I have never had any problems with disease etc. as a result. Perhaps you don't need to after all?

29/06/2013 at 23:15
Sara 4 wrote (see)

Looking for the trowel/secateurs/string/watering can that I had in my hand a minute ago. 

 How true!!

Afraid I don't wash pots either; did it once, got cold, wet & bored.

I used to enjoy pruning a huge pyrocantha we had along the end fence at our previous garden, & OH had fun feeding it to the muncher too  (boys' toys!)

My current pet hate is weeding tiny clover plants from the beds - they don't come out easily & I have to get an old table fork under each one, wiggle (the fork, not me) then grip firmly & pull. There are hundreds there, too, probably because it was just a field a few years ago.

30/06/2013 at 02:32

My pet hates are the same as nutcutlet's and sara's, collecting piles of weeds and taking them to the compost bin. OH complains I always leave the heaps right where he has to walk, and looking for tools deposited around the house. He has painted all the handles of mine a bright yellow so that I can see them from a mile away!

30/06/2013 at 08:23

WW, I'm sure washing pots is unnecessary unless you've got a disease problem. A bit of dirt is OK plants grow in dirt. Never caused me anyproblems but I don't keep plants in a heated greenhouse, that may make adifference (or not)

30/06/2013 at 08:53

The ultimate worst job has to be clearing up after the neighbours cat...but there's a whole thread dedicated to that!

30/06/2013 at 08:55

The worst job was pruning Fremontodendron.  Lovely looking shrub but spores from leaves, stems etc are so irritating .......getting into eyes, nose,etc.  very unpleasant.  No longer a problem because I got rid of it.  If you have it wear a mask.....you don't need to,prune it to be affected by it as spores blow in the wind.

(Ihave Carpentaria  Californica in flower at the moment ....this is a lovely wall shrub)

30/06/2013 at 09:07

Clearing up cat/dog mess is my most hated. Maybe the 15ft tall beech hedge.

Clearing up Buxus clippings was a pet hate until we invented the topiary tarp (I'm sure others have invented it too!)

With the weeds, I just pull them out, throw them on the lawn to dry out then mow the lawn. Never let the weeds seed obviously. 

Favourite job is the 10 or so Wisteria's we have to prune!

30/06/2013 at 09:10

Not as severe as fremontodendron but Viburnum rhytidiphyllum heas lots of tiny bristles that irritate after a pruninf or a weeding underneath

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