Author Topic: What have you done on the plot today?  (Read 83464 times)

MikeFromLFE

  • Previously known as Millimole
Re: What have you done on the plot today?
« Reply #950 on: January 12, 2018, 02:11:56 pm »
Pruned hacked the garden fig tree - a truly hateful job due to the sap and the weight/density of the branches. This year it's had a lot taken off - nothing seems to affect its productivity!
Too many angry people - breathe & relax.

Aunt Maud

  • Le Flâneur.
Re: What have you done on the plot today?
« Reply #951 on: January 14, 2018, 07:41:15 pm »
Stomped all over the emerging snowdrops whilst admiring the bright red dog rose hips, dopey git.


Re: What have you done on the plot today?
« Reply #952 on: March 13, 2018, 07:15:17 pm »
First camellia flower's out.

ElyDave

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Re: What have you done on the plot today?
« Reply #953 on: March 23, 2018, 10:44:27 am »
Pruned hacked the garden fig tree - a truly hateful job due to the sap and the weight/density of the branches. This year it's had a lot taken off - nothing seems to affect its productivity!

I do ours every year, it's still triffid-like
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

ElyDave

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Re: What have you done on the plot today?
« Reply #954 on: March 23, 2018, 10:47:09 am »
unfleeced my favourite bonsai. It's too big to get through the greenhouse door.   Always the first in flower (I believe the Japanese use cherry blossom as a sign of spring), and I should have taken the fleece off earlier, but for the BFTE.

This is actually the reverse side - of the three trees this one always flowers first. A bit of extremity die back but not too much.

“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

Aunt Maud

  • Le Flâneur.
Re: What have you done on the plot today?
« Reply #955 on: March 28, 2018, 08:56:05 am »
Lovely stuff ElyDave.

ElyDave

  • Royal and Ancient Polar Bear Society member 263583
Re: What have you done on the plot today?
« Reply #956 on: March 28, 2018, 09:25:39 pm »
Thanks,

I've had those for about 19 years, always grown as a group and only ever styled by pruning, never wired.
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

ElyDave

  • Royal and Ancient Polar Bear Society member 263583
Re: What have you done on the plot today?
« Reply #957 on: April 15, 2018, 02:10:25 pm »
Out in the garden today, managed to get quite a few jobs done

- completed the support structure for the raspberries, 1" stakes, bracing and two levels of wires
- general tidy up of the veg plot and removal of the weed cover
- direct sewing of some beetroot, chard and salad crops, sewed some brassicas in a seed tray
- potting on of some nasturtiums
- a couple of other pottings.

Had planned on more potting of stuff but ran out of compost
Next big job is to create a Japanese-ish area of some trees that I have in pots as potential future bonsai, it's got a nice slope to be able to graduate from pines/conifers down to deciduous
“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.” –Charles Dickens

Re: What have you done on the plot today?
« Reply #958 on: April 15, 2018, 04:17:32 pm »
Laid turf around the raised beds. When did turf start coming in 1sq m rolls? When harvested from Chilterns clay after a wet spring, the rolls are both quite heavy and very slippery!
We are making a New World (Paul Nash, 1918)

Re: What have you done on the plot today?
« Reply #959 on: Yesterday at 12:55:57 pm »
Pulled up loads of groundsel.

Re: What have you done on the plot today?
« Reply #960 on: Yesterday at 07:44:08 pm »
Wild garlic is taking over, dirty great clumps of it. If soil's moist you can pull a load up and the bulbs come with them, otherwise you just rip them and your hands stink even through the gloves.