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Favourite garden task?

Posted: 02/11/2014 at 09:00

I'm looking forward to having the garden in a state where I can sit and enjoy the wildlife and potter a bit more rather than toiling - although I'm not very good at sitting for any length of time  

I like deadheading and picking sweet peas to bring in - still got a load growing outside the back gate. Cutting the grass - the smell of the first cut of the year is lovely.

I like just footering around looking at 'stuff' too 


Posted: 02/11/2014 at 08:53

Morning all. Is it good strong Yorkshire tea KEF? Marvellous  

Chilly today and loads of rain overnight but hopefully will dry up enough to do summat outdoors.

Nice pumpkin David 

Glad you had a lovely holiday fidget - the pix were terrific. Bet it seems like ages ago now.


Progress so far

Posted: 01/11/2014 at 18:12

Oops - sorry Daryl...

Always read the label!

Posted: 01/11/2014 at 18:07

But you gave us all a damn good laugh Tootles so it wasn't all wasted!    

I 'lost' my anemones that I bought last autumn until I found something growing in spring which I didn't recognise and had no label. I'd put them in a pot and stuck some compost over them , meaning to see to them as soon as possible  - but forgot. They were still in the string bag... 

I did get them all separated and potted up and they look quite happy. I just have to get them in the ground now 


Posted: 01/11/2014 at 18:03

It finishes it off nicely too don't you think chicky? I need to get some bark to dress the bottom of the hedge at the front - it looks smart with tidy  'feet' for the winter and neat  grass beside it 

My Mahonia is covered in flowers just now - noticed it when I cut the grass. Pretty. There's a huge one where I work and it looks terrific just now. Been there for a very long time.  Must take a pic if I can remember to take the camera.

Favourite garden task?

Posted: 01/11/2014 at 17:59

I don't have a teapot or a red cross...I feel deprived 

I like weeding too but I enjoy creating more than anything - from beds to fences to new planting areas.

Digging out large roots and rocks is a killer though - I'd agree with you there Victoria. I'm getting too old for that malarkey!


Posted: 01/11/2014 at 17:55


No Panda - my canna says it's summer 

Chucking it down here now but still warmish. I like weeding chicky. I don't have many weeds here as I plant plenty of ground cover and I mulch. Definitely helps -  the weeds would be bigger than the plants if I didn't 

Autumn Colour

Posted: 01/11/2014 at 17:49

My canna which still thinks it's summer :

 and the raised bed nearest back door with Spartina, Hakonechloa, and  a Cotoneaster  and a couple of others:


Enlarging a pond

Posted: 01/11/2014 at 17:09

I'd agree with philippa. Liner's easier to work with and if you hit rocks or tree roots or anything as you dig, at least you can work round them a bit which is virtually impossible with a preformed pond. I speak from experience...


Posted: 01/11/2014 at 17:06

We could hand feed them KEF. The females used to jump up on the window sills and tap on the windows 

The neighbour across from us fed them and they nested and bred in his garden. Just visited us now and again and strolled around. Didn't cause any real issues for us as they had lots of rough scrubby areas and fields to muck about in. 

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