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Gorgeous sunny day.. what did you all get up to?

Hi all. Had a great productive day. Weather warm, if a bit windy. Spent morning at the allotment with OH and youngest daughter. Finished digging potato bed over and set first earlies. Set broad beans kindly donated by fellow allotmenteer. Never grown them before. Picked first stems of forced rhubarb, yum in crumble tonight.image

General tidy up and sat to think about what to put where?..

Afternoon bike ride to local country park with OH and 3 children, played footy. First icecream of  the year!

After crumble pud, we set alight the chimanea and watched the fire burning as the red sky showed itself. Perfect end to a fab day. Off to bed in a mo.  hope you all had a fab weekend too. xx



  • Started mowing and weedkilling. in March!

    Almost planted the new Rose border.

    Potted up sprouts.

    Watched the ladybirds wakeup.

    Watered and fed the move 'in the green' Snowdrops

    Well please with results of last springs harsh pruning of flowering currant and forsythia. now flowering beautifully.



  • BalBal Posts: 93

    Unfortunately had to spend the day indoors, but will be planting sweet peas and anything else I can find into the cold frames tomorrow, hope it's as beautiful  a day as it was Today

  • I hope so too. I'm off work tomorrow so I'd like to get on with a few more jobs in the garden/ allotment.  Really am off to bed now

  • star gaze lilystar gaze lily Posts: 14,420

    Weeded back garden borders, (hopefully weather permitting will attack front garden tomorrow!!) Got pots ready for plants yet to be bought! Dug over one of veg plots. Dug up a blackberry growing through my forsythia. Cleaned my bird feeders. And had a sandwich and cuppa for lunch in the sunshine image

    Feel a bit achy now, but garden looks so much better.image

  • lisa masseylisa massey Posts: 252

    Yesterday was lovely, got loads done. Planted new peony, 4 new bearded iris(accidental purchase), cornus, echinops?(thistly looking thing), day lilly, and repotted an apple tree and espaliered it, and put up a new bird box, bit late maybe but around here there's only the collared doves that seem to be loved up, but they always are, so we'll see. And the first big daff is properly out.

  • Cleo13Cleo13 Posts: 106

    Started yesterday off with a lovely walk round our lovely countryside, then finished off the weeding and tidied some plants. My youngest has got the gardening bug so I helped her plant her own tulips image

  • Mrs GMrs G Posts: 336

    Emptied my mum's compost bins onto the garden yesterday, cut my aunt's lawn, deadheaded her hydrangeas and did a general tidy up of dead stems, veg bed etc. Cut out the old woody stems of mum's Fatsia Japonica today then back over to aunt's house to chop down three hideous conifers which are blocking all the light from her front room.  Then I'd better think about mowing my own lawn!  

  • artjakartjak Posts: 4,167

    Started to enlarge the veg bed, which means moving lots of pea shingle, removing horitcultural  membrane, replacing some shingle and forking it in to the compacted clay. Making new raised edges, getting a load of compost and spreading it, mixed with sharp sand and organic chicken manure pellets. Should be finished by this p.m.imageimage

    But the bed will then be about 30sq m. This will enable me to do proper crop rotation I hope and have more veg for the winter.

    Aren't we all busy beesimage

  • Yes we are artjak. Today after doing the housework, I went up allotment and dug over a huge patch with the help of my mum. She's retired now, but very bored! Chap up there offered me some manure ss he'd got too much so I mulched the raspberries and the recently planted fruit trees. Still a fair bit to do, but made a great start.

    After that  I started on the garden. Took the Electric trimmers to a couple of shrubs/hedges to give them a better shape.  Cut down the passion flower as its not done much the last few years so replaced it with 'Nike Warsaw' clematis, hope it does okay there.

    Off for a hot bath before I cook dinner, II'm knackered! !,,,,,


  • ClaringtonClarington Posts: 4,949

    Gosh reading all your hard work this weekend makes me realise I really need to get my little wellingtons on and start seriously working at preparing the vegetable plots else I am going to have some SERIOUS envy later in the year!!

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