Tuesday, 19 February 2013

A day in the garden

The weather was perfect yesterday, as perfect as it was going to be for February. I spent a good chunk of the day in the garden.

I weeded & pruned the fruit bed. I weeded my garlic/shallot patch. I also weeded the tulip border & the raised bed in the front garden.

The compost bin has been well fed. Such a satisfying job when it has been completed. I hope the weather is as good this coming Sunday, after clearing my dads conservatory I would like to be -

Potting up my new fruit tree purchases. I shall need to buy some John Innes No 3.
Planting shallots in troughs
Weeding the main beds in the front garden.
Sowing some more seeds in my dads propagator.

Enjoy your day



15 comments:

  1. I'm hoping that the weather stays fine as I haven't managed to do anything yet, I've just been so busy with other things. I'm really waiting for the allotment to dry out so that I can get some serious digging done.

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    1. The beauty of raised beds in the back garden. No lawn to mow & I can just nip out there.

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  2. You must be so pleased that the days are getting longer and you can go out to the garden to get things started.
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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    1. Yes & excited. I nipped in & out of the house all day. A bit of house work then some gardening.

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  3. I always liked weeding and pruning, because the more I get rid of the green weeds, the bigger my compost heap is :)

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    1. I enjoy feeding my compost bins. They repay me well each year.

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  4. You did have a productive day - well done.

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    1. Thank you very much. It was a great feeling making such a start.

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  5. Good for you. I made the most of the good weather by spending the morning working on the plot with a robin for company. I did the same this morning. Flighty xx

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    1. Robins are one of my favourite birds flighty. It is a great feeling spending those first few hours in the garden.

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  6. I am hoping tomorrow is as good as that is when I am hoping to do a bit more cutting back,fingers crossed,your compost bins must be near to over flowing but it is so satisfying to see all fresh bits of green shooting through the soil

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    1. I hope you were able to get some jobs done. It has got a lot colder here, hope the weekend brings some warmer weather.

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  7. Yes, it was a great weekend, weather-wise, and I made the most of it too - pruning bushes and sowing Broad Beans etc. I followed your advice and bought a fruit tree from Aldi (got a Bramley apple), and I planted that too.

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    1. My pruning is pretty much done now & I also potted up some broad beans. Glad you bought a tree I hope it does well for you.

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  8. There is always so much rubbish this time of year. But there is also a great sense of accomplishment once you have got the work finished...and also a huge difference when you look out the window!

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