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22 May 2013 16:37:21
alot of weeding and changing things a bit and adding stuff. all will be revealed when itis finished which will be next week. the waiting areas are getting smaller thankfully, still have to do the pots they will get done but i have been concentrating on the garden this week. some of the beds are getting bark and some compost as a mulch once planted really enjoying it all. the forget me nots are self seeded all over the place but i dont mind they make me smile when i see them bopping away in the breexe.
18 May 2013 16:29:12
pots a ready
spent the best part of yesturday filling pots and baskets, i want to get some more clay terracota pots my agapantas are going in these plus loads of other stuff. i have a mix of soil conditioner and compost in the pots and baskets this should help to retain moisture. i did this last year and things didnt dry out as much, in saying that we had a wet summer but i found the plants were really healthy because of the mix.
jacinta gave me a book on container gardening at the get together in johnstown the year before and there are some great tips in gardeners world magazine so i will be putting alot of thought into my containers this year rather than just throwing them together.
today i got the rest of the stuff that needed potting on done, the rest of the trays are too small to do anything with so it will have to left for a while they might be ready by the time i finish the weeding
heres hoping for a good week next week to tackle the weeding
18 May 2013 15:58:28
tomatoes and peppers
spent thursday from 12 to 7 sorting out my tomatoes and peppers into their final growing place. i got soil conditioner and top soil in aldi and topped up the barrels and filled pots with the same mix compost and soil conditioner, thankfully the job is done and they even have their wells in, there will be no splashing of water to the foliage now.
i am now ready to start weeding early in the day and then do the pots etc for the patio in the evenings. i have planned to do alot this coming week.....fingers crossed.
i didnt have the tops for the bamboos but found these will make a good substitue for now( the lids of the bottles)
15 May 2013 14:59:22
everything AND the kitchen sink
i finally found a way to bring the sink into the tunnel all i need now is a pipe that can be connected to let the water out will sort that out over weekend. i cleared out the tunnel yesturday to sort out the barrels for the tomatoes, just need to get more compost, that will be got tomorrow then i can plant in the tomatoes and peppers into their final growing spaces and just a small bit left to pot on then i can go weeding and planting in peace once the weather perks up whenever that will be..its really gone beyond a joke now.
i took out the big stuff and put it against the wall of the house and i was damed if i was going to carry it back in agian. i put the table over to the other side so that there is space along one side for the plants and there is free access to the barrels for the tomatoes and then the sink and washed pots at the back. i was shattered after it all.
11 May 2013 20:24:01
this weather is just ridiculous but windy or not i had no choice but to put stuff out it was driving me insane, i had one of these days i felt like mr bump from the mr and miss books kept triping over things and at one stage a pallet that i was carrying swung back and i got full whack on the back of my ankle, iwas so fustrated because i missed out on my walk because i was waiting for a man to come and put in a line for fixed broadband when he finally arrived at 12 he told me that i didnt need to be here at all i was raging. when he left i cleared an area at the side of the tunnel which i had to mow first in between the showers i got all the pallets set up and some of the plants out before i left for a hair appointment. when the kids came home they helped to put out the rest.
so today i was able to pot on more stuff still plenty of work to be done in there so while the weather is horrible i will take advantage and get all the inside work done then i can work away at the weeding and planting WHEN the weather decides to settle down and boy is there plenty to be done. tomatoes are ready to plant in to their final places but i cant do that because the racks are full of stuff that needs to be moved to other racks and the empty racks taken out, i have the week to sort it out as the weather is not good up to wednesday at least.
tomorrow i will catch up on some magazines that have been piling up.
i have photographed the yellow and queen of the night tulips but the pink opened up yesturday and i thought they were gorgous together must put more of these together for next year.