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Anyone done any gardening today? (Act 6)

TheGreenManTheGreenMan Tyne & Wear Green Belt Posts: 1,541
edited September 2021 in The potting shed
Filled my hanging baskets that have sat empty either side of the front door. Cyclamen, white pansies, ivy and some carex evergold. They look nice. 

Pulled up lots of tiny weed seedlings, cut and edged the back lawn, cleaned the bird feeders and bath. 

Cleaned the bbq and table and chairs and put their covers on for Autumn and Winter. 

Gave my pots their final feed of the year and did some deadheading (scabious still going strong). 

Gonna leave a lot of my perennials as they are this year. I’ll keep an eye on them and tidy up if anything looks rotten etc. 

Tool cleaning next week and gonna start planning the back garden. 

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  • Jac19Jac19 Worthing, South Coast of EnglandPosts: 496
    I put 2 salvia plug plants that have been sitting in their nursery pots for a few weeks into the ground.
  • JoeXJoeX Posts: 1,729
    edited September 2021


    😭😭😭

    Was not expecting the rain to wreak havoc today
  • TheGreenManTheGreenMan Tyne & Wear Green Belt Posts: 1,541
    Oh no @JoeX

    I expected this when I woke up this morning to the sound of pounding rain.

    Luckily everything is OK.  The VB is now leaning a lot more but the wall is there to prop it up.
  • didywdidyw East SuffolkPosts: 1,717
    How sad @JoeX.  Rain - yes please; strong winds - no thanks.
    Have been doing a bit of gardening the past few days - bean vines & bean canes down, soil improved where the honey-fungussed viburnum came out in readiness for HF resistant cercis to go in, weeding and cuttings taken from salvias, argyranthum etc. And visit to the GC for more compost resulted in a few plant purchases too...
  • TheGreenManTheGreenMan Tyne & Wear Green Belt Posts: 1,541
    What did you get @didyw ?
  • didywdidyw East SuffolkPosts: 1,717
    Thanks for asking @TheGreenMan. I got another Salvia Caradonna because it was still in flower and my others are over (but I can take cuttings - that's my excuse), Geranium Bertie Crug which will replace the horrid dianthus Pink Kisses, a polemonium Brise d'Anjou because the leaves are stunning, I had heard of it and I think some hostas will look nice with it next year and a Symhoricarpos doorenbossii Magic Berry which will go in a bit of the gap that the viburnum tinus left.  The viburnum was huge and left a big gap and the Symhoricarpos (snowberry but this one is pink) should be fairly resistant to honey fungus too.  All those, and a bag of peat-free compost came in at £27 so not bad!
  • JoeXJoeX Posts: 1,729
    Oh no @JoeX

    I expected this when I woke up this morning to the sound of pounding rain.

    Luckily everything is OK.  The VB is now leaning a lot more but the wall is there to prop it up.
    Thanks, my large dahlia is bent over double too - I guess I was distracted by the external rendering I was doing last week standing up to it, more concerned with rain on that and assuming it would be good for the garden.  Then there was the regular flooding from the neighbours guttering to consider, which my maintenance seems to have solved for now.  I didn’t even think about wind, tsk.
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