Anyone done any gardening today? Part 5



  • purplerallimpurplerallim LincolnshirePosts: 2,359
    edited August 2019
    Only if making vegetable soup from the pickings today does @Allotment Boy .😁
  • purplerallimpurplerallim LincolnshirePosts: 2,359
    Just picked a pound of raspberries,  hubby has used some to make flavoured gin. 😁 The 3 1/2 pounds of plums are going to make jam, that will about finish the tree for this year.
  • YviestevieYviestevie Kingswinford, West MidlandsPosts: 4,976
    Going to be mowing the lawns later and will be deadheading and digging up more wood sorrel.
    Hi from Kingswinford in the West Midlands
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 5,405
    Only if you count watering, it's too hot to do anything else! 
    40 degrees in the greenhouse just after midday so have been damping down. 
    35.6 reading from the sensor in the sun. Phew !
  • Logan4Logan4 West MidlandsPosts: 2,226
    edited August 2019
    Just watering today and most of the week, too hot for anything else and just waiting for the wallflowers to grow.
    I've been picking fruit
  • Early falling cooking apples, courgettes and plums picked - watering this evening - just about sums up my gardening for today.
  • Victoria SpongeVictoria Sponge WearsidePosts: 2,783
    Created a new stumpery over bank holiday as part of a revamp of the top of the garden:

    Don't worry, I left a decent space around the tree. Going to plant up at the back end with favoured plants of the moment, ferns and geranium phaeum. Hopefully a rosa rugosa at the back, I chopped it down then changed my mind so I hope it grows back (and in the same place)🤔
  • purplerallimpurplerallim LincolnshirePosts: 2,359
    Swept the paths of MORE ash seed pods,🙄 so I could clean the windows.
    Took more leaves from the tomatoes. Pulled the last of the sweetpeas up. ( Have saved seed from them but as there were two varieties Horizon and Old fashioned will they come true or just revert to generic) Cut back the odd bush with scraggly growth so they dont brake in the wind.
    Watched two young Robin's tussle for territory ( this years male didn't survive a bad leg) one of them is a very bold fellow and will stand and allow me to throw him sunflower hearts,  the old male never would.
  • floraliesfloralies Posts: 648
    OH is up a tree on a metal ladder and there is a storm brewing. I think I had better tell him to get down, he won't think about lightning and such things!
  • HexagonHexagon Posts: 1,012
    Edged off the front lawn, so much better looking with crisp clean edges.

    LOTS of weeding but managed to salvage some self-seeders from Rowan, buddleia, euonymus, cotoneaster and osteospermum. 

    Put in 5 plants at the front of the border that have been cluttering up the patio for months (£1.99 SGC plants) and were starting to flag due to being dehydrated and potbound.

    Mowed the lawns and then used up the last of my rainwater on pots and borders.

    Going to divide and pot up some 75p supermarket herbs to ensure continued supply. Too often have I had to throw them in the bin that I stopped buying them. Time to try again.
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