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Favourite garden task?

I was thinking about this while I was at the allotmemt earlier- of all the jobs I have to do there, second to harvesting (of course!) I think that hoeing is probably my favourite job- it's easy and instantly rewarding image and of course it's a bonus that it's such a quick task and I don't ache afterwards lol


What are your favourite gardening jobs? 



  • NewBoy2NewBoy2 Posts: 1,813

    Using my Chillington Hoe to destroy lumps of grass paths  image

    Everyone is just trying to be Happy.....So lets help Them.
  • Lupin 1Lupin 1 Posts: 8,916

    Digging up dandelions. Sorry Fruitcake I tell lies. image 

    Not exactly gardening but I find scraping weeds & moss from block pathing therapeutic image

  • SalinoSalino Posts: 1,609

    ..ordering roses....admiring roses... planting roses....pruning roses... and picking roses.... in that order I suppose....

    ...and currently wondering why I get this yellow tea pot with a spout pouring water on some posts.... I have it here hovering between fruitcake's and newboy's posts above...   no I'm not on drugs...

  • Definitely deadheading, but mulching and potting on are a close second- it's instant satisfaction.image

    Least fave: burying bulbs or digging out bricks/lumps of clayimage

    Wearside, England.
  • davids10davids10 Posts: 894

    making compost, propagating, chasing couch grass through the beds and being amazed at vegetable power

  • chickychicky Posts: 10,402

    I never thought I'd say this, but I like a good weeding session. Like Phillipa, i find my mind wanders happily whilst I am grubbing around.

    like pricking out seedlings too, but that seems a long way offimage.

    not sure about the yellow teapot Salino - doesn't seem to be making an appearance hereimage

  • Lupin 1Lupin 1 Posts: 8,916

    Salino I don't have a yellow teapot just a red cross image think I'd like a teapot to break up the monotony image My cursor keeps jumping on the forum and no where else, back space isn't working well prob' need a new computer image

  • Lupin 1Lupin 1 Posts: 8,916

    Fruitcake apols image I went off on a tangent.

    Please excuse typos I can't correct them !!

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,837

    I don't have a teapot or a red cross...I feel deprived imageimage

    I like weeding too but I enjoy creating more than anything - from beds to fences to new planting areas.

    Digging out large roots and rocks is a killer though - I'd agree with you there Victoria. I'm getting too old for that malarkey!

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 11,296

    Sitting in a deck chair in the sun with a glass of wine planning what to do image

    But that was yesterday image

    Billericay - Essex

    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
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