What have you done today in the Garden?

Discussion in 'Fruit and Veg Gardening' started by razyrsharpe, Jan 20, 2014.

  1. Sjoerd

    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    So very impressive, Jane. You’re showing Mother Nature, aren’t you.
    Smashing result.

    Cayu...aggrandizement— chuckle. You DO have a sense of humour.

    Well, that diagram does give me an idea of where you wanted to have things.of course your plot is more compact but you are getting a lot in that space.

    I saw a tall sunflower there right?

    From that angle it was difficult to see certain plants that I saw on your diagram, but what I could see seems to be coming right along.

    Thanks so much for showing the diagram.
     
  2. Logan

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    Helped hubby cut the front grass, he cut it and I disposed the cuttings under the hedge around the back of the garden.
     
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  3. DianneWoollie

    DianneWoollie In Flower

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    me too held the hoover mower lead and important job as he as a record of cutting through th cable....@Logan
     
  4. Doghouse Riley

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    Done that! Now I always loop it around my neck after laying it out well away from the mower, then mowing away from it, so I don't go near it.
     
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  5. Odif

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    Yesterday I transplanted beetroot and watered and mulched and I culled loads of carrots. I harvested a good load of raspberries. Last year, we had zero, but thousands this year though.
     
  6. Logan

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    Yes that's a very important job.
     
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  7. Logan

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    I've been taking cuttings of some roses. The hybrid Teas that's bought in the garden centres and anywhere else they're grafted onto a rootstock that's supposed to be better than the original. So going to see what they're like. I've been watching this guy do it. I watch a lot of his videos
     
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  8. Logan

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    Planted out the rest of the Snapdragons, still got some marigolds left do that tomorrow. Cut back a sage plant that had finished flowering.
     
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    I tidied up the three wisterias on the garage pergola (white flanked by blue).

    I pruned off the many dead bloom spines and unnecessary foliage against the wall.



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    This will allow more light to the several giant lilies, despite the canonopy filling out nicely as I want it to do.



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    The blue wisterias at each end are trailing nicely but the white in the middle has work to do. There'll be as lot of growth in the summer so I can get it more symetrical.



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    I'm quite pleased with the progress of these wisterias which replaced a huge old one that died. This is how it looked just three years ago We'd only bought the white one a couple of months before I took this photo.



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    We've two planters with three hebes in pots in each which are coming into flower. Symetrically arranged of course. These can get a bit pot bound so I pushed a cane down three-quarters of the way in four or five places a couple of inches in from the sides through the root ball, then pulled it out. So when I watered them, the water didn't run down between the wall of the pot and the root ball.



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    Then just as general tidy up and a vaccing, Took over two hours though.
     
  10. Willowisp0801

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    Well I'm finally back, it took a while to catch up with all of you! Last day of school was June 12 and we had to work the following week. We've had rain, rain, and more rain! The garden is loving it and I haven't had to water for a while. I don't know if I mentioned it, but I had a second raised bed put in. The beans and tomatoes are taking the old one over while the new one has new plants mostly. I did put carrots and beets in it and George is loving the thinned out carrots. (George is the class bearded dragon) I agreed to take him home for "Spring Break" last year.
    My one boysenberry plant has turned into Tribbles (Star Trek)! It just keeps making more! They're coming into the yard, but loaded with berries! Just waiting for everything else to start blooming and producing. I hope everything is going well with all of you.
     
  11. Sjoerd

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    Welcome back, Willow.
     
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  12. Logan

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    Did a lot of weeding around the lavender and roses then planted a hardy fuchsia.
     
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    Your veggies look great MG! I'm jealous of the tomatoes.
     
  14. Doghouse Riley

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    Dodging between the showers this morning.

    I Jet-washed the the two lines of paving slabs either side of the tea-house and the path around it, which hadn't been done for a while as 'arry the hedgehog lived under there and I didn't want to disturb him with the noise, as well as that of Motown from the jukeboxes over his head which I usually play at the week-ends! He's recently moved to the house we bought him, which is under the azaleas at the other end of the garden.
    I also jet-washed the small patio in front of the shed.

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    Half way through, the leccy went off!

    Now I rewired the garage, freezer/store room, shed and tea-house a year ago. The supply comes through a pyro cable under the drive from a dedicated nmini-breaker in the modern consumer unit in the house. It goes to a fifty year old fuse box in the corner of the garage which uses old-fashioned 15amp fuse wire!
    This has never blown, so it's a case of "leave well alone." From there it passes through a big rccb unit, which I installed over thirty years ago when I built the koi pool. (electricity and water aren't a good mix). I do test it regularly.

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    From there there's two supplies, one to a consumer unit with four mini breakers for the garage and store room, lighting, sockets, water heater and garden mains lights.

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    The sockets below it are for all the low voltage systems, lanterns, fairy lights, fountain, controlled by switches behind the lounge curtains.

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    They are supplied by a four-core plus earth armoured cable I buried under the patio's concrete raft in 1976. (no idea at the time what I would eventually use it for). The fourth switch is for a porch light on the wall next to the French windows.

    The other supply from the rccb is to a second mini-breaker in the shed which supplies it and everything in the tea-house.



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    Theres more than a dozen 13amp sockets in the tea-house as there's the two jukeboxes, TV, fridge, clock, the inspection lamps I use as heaters in the bottom of the jukebox. Plus two sockets to recharge the dehumidifiers in both. The low voltage lights supply and then three spare sockets.
    I had both the jet-wash and wet n'dry vac plugged in to sockets in the tea-house and running when the leccy went off. I checked the min-breaker in the shed but it hadn't tripped out and everything in the shed was working.

    Then I remembered, before I installed the new supply to the tea-house I'd just had a 13amp double-pole fused switch in there that supplied eveything. I only ever turned it off if I was messing with the electrics in there.

    I checked the fuse in it which was only 5amp, as decades ago there was naff all in the tea-house and I hadn't changed the fuse since, I really hadn't given any thought to it.
    Fortunately, everything is well protected.
    It's here on the right above the switch for the five ceiling halogen downlighters. The sockets on the ceiling are for the transformers for the lanterns, spotlight behind the pagoda and two sets of fairy lights.


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    So I changed it to a 13amp fuse and everything was working again. The jet-wash and the wet n' dry on together was unsuprisingly, too much load for a 5amp fuse. Took all of five minutes.

    That's it for today as it's chucking it down.
     
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  15. Logan

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    It's been raining on and off so I started potting on the wallflowers.
    done 17 of these.
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