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Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 09:53

Loads to do here Victoria, but you'd have to come to France!

Another day to be spent in the veg garden, but today is the fun bit, seed sowing and potato planting.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 22:37

Was in the veggie garden from 11am to 6.30pm with drink breaks. Now I'm aching.

Watched Morecombe and Wise, haven't laughed so much at the TV for ages.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 22:03

I'm aching all over. Been in the veggie garden from 11am to 6.30pm with the odd drink break. Weeded and dug out the spinach beet that seeded itself so that OH could finish the rotavating. Dug and added a barrow load of home made compost and 2 sacks of bought compost where the runner beans will go.

Raked and put down weed supressing fabric, apart from where onions, broad beans and peas are as had already done that. The wind didn't help!

Then cleared half the jungle on the right, about 3m x 10m which hasn't been cultivated for a few years. There are metal posts and wires which supported raspberries years ago, so I dug along that bit and added 2 sacks of compost, will grow tomatoes there.

The whole veg garden is quite big, 25m x 10m with the GH and 3 cold frames in the middle.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 09:52

What make is yours, Chicky?

Feeding roses

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 09:51

Start spraying with Rose Clear as soon as possible, even before leaves are out properly. Make sure the roses are fed and watered enough as a healthy plant is more resistant. When the spring is wet the black spot is usually worse. Clear up dead leaves and burn them, or bag them and put them in the rubbish (not for re-cycling).

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 09:42

Morning all.

I liked videos too, so easy to use. We have a hard disc thing that records hours and hours of programmes but it's so complicated and if you put it on "pause" it only stays there a couple of minutes then stops so you have to start from the beginning and the fast forward isn't very fast. Have a DVD player in the bedroom but it only does 2 hours at a time.

Lovely day today. Going to veggie garden this morning.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 09:31

Good morning Marion. We have sunshine too - at last. I'll be busy in the veggie garden today. OH is going to finish rotovating it.

You are amazing having an Open Day. Hope for me yet! I'm 63 and having my first charity Open Day on 17th May for children with cancer in the new French Open Gardens Scheme.

I hope you have a lovely day on Saturday.

Feeding roses

Posted: 05/04/2015 at 23:00

If I haven't got around to the manure in autumn then I sprinkle the rose food around before adding manure. I have 2 beds with bark and I just chuck the fertiliser on, it would take ages to move the bark away from each shrub and plant. Then I hope the rain will wash it in.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 05/04/2015 at 22:19

Perfection, David, and gorgeous hellebores from Matt.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 05/04/2015 at 19:19

Thanks for the reminder Hostafan, must sow the courgettes and sweetcorn!

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