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  • We scattered more Yellow Rattle seeds in the field - hoping the 4 sheep will treat them in as they graze. Counted out the remaining cyclamen plants to go out during the week - hoping my back will allow me to finish the job.
  • A productive morning in the rain - just planted four euonymus to finish the border around my hydrangeas. Our local nursery had lots in for £2 each and now I'm wondering if I should go back for a few more. I've already got six thriving (so far) cuttings in the shed but I'm very conscious that many in nearby roads have suffered with box moth so I suspect that the days of the box border around my roses might be numbered. The lady at the nursery went to Polesden Lacey at the weekend and mentioned that they were pulling out all their box and replacing them with euonymus.
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Bath, SomersetPosts: 5,302
    edited November 2019
    I'm thinking the same @HidcoteHurrah , but, touch wood, we haven't got box blight yet, although it has reached the other side of Bath apparently. I do like euronymus, such a dependable, easy plant which doesn't need pruning!
    I managed to plant the remaining bulbs, mostly in pots but some crocus 'Tommies' in my Shady bed and Tulipa clusiana in my Rose bed.
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Bath, SomersetPosts: 5,302
    The sun came out briefly and the rain stopped so dashed out and cleared a narrow border of dead iris leaves and cut back the catmints - looks much neater now. Then I handpicked lots of wet birch leaves off my rockery which were swamping the cyclamens, campanula, bergenia and hellebores. A very laborious job.
  • Allotment BoyAllotment Boy North London Posts: 2,365
    edited November 2019
    Volunteer day at Capel yesterday I got to prune some of their cordon & espalier fruit trees which had been a bit neglected. I did point out they should have been done in summer but we have given them a bit of a tidy up. Makes a change for me to be doing something I know more about than the guy I am working with!
    AB Still learning

  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Bath, SomersetPosts: 5,302
    Well done @Allotment Boy.

    I swept up yet more leaves (and there's still more birch leaves to fall - sigh. I also weeded and cut back two small flower beds before the cold drove me back indoors at 3 pm.
  • Moving some plants to the conservatory - next night is expected to be frosty. 
  • JoeXJoeX Posts: 1,249
    Raked up leaves
    Composted begonias and dahlias
    Filled leaf mould bin
    Binned growing bird seed
    Pulled out remaining gladioli and composted



  • Lizzie27 said:
    Well done @Allotment Boy.

    I swept up yet more leaves (and there's still more birch leaves to fall - sigh. I also weeded and cut back two small flower beds before the cold drove me back indoors at 3 pm.
    I was under the impression that I wouldn't need to weed in November @[email protected] and I'm incredibly disappointed to find that I do!

    Today my bare root roses arrived from TL. Very exciting - I've planted three in the ground and put three more in a pot ready for planting once we've replaced the wood panelling on the shed. 

    Checked on my plants in the shed. Had to throw away some of my pelargonium cuttings - rotting. The main plants themselves look happy enough thus far though so fingers crossed.
  • JoeXJoeX Posts: 1,249
    Lizzie27 said:
    Well done @Allotment Boy.

    I swept up yet more leaves (and there's still more birch leaves to fall - sigh. I also weeded and cut back two small flower beds before the cold drove me back indoors at 3 pm.
    I was under the impression that I wouldn't need to weed in November @[email protected] and I'm incredibly disappointed to find that I do!

    Same here!
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