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Monday, 2 April 2018

Out of sequence

I had to write about the cold frames and nursery area before I lost momentum, which means that the achievements of the previous weekend got sidelined and out of sequence:

Last weekend (24th/25th March) we had unexpectedly lovely weather - sunny and no wind, so incredibly it was warm in the shelter of the fruit cage.   Management took over nearly all of Daisy’s walks and care and for two days I did nothing but weed, and mulch, and tidy and prune,  and move self-seeded foxgloves.  All the strawberries have been moved to the other cage and the net house.









Deliberately there are no "before" pictures because, frankly, it's too bloody depressing.  It is also moderately depressing that there seems (to me) so little photographic evidence of such a lot of work.  But hey, I know that the beds are now set up for the coming season.  The blueberry bushes are starting to break bud although they are much later than last year.



All the plants have been trimmed as necessary, and well fed, and heavily mulched in an attempt to slow down the weeds.  The only other job is to bring in two obelisks to support the 'Honey Berry' plants I put in last year.  I have to extract the digit and repaint them, and I'm waiting for Management to powder coat the huge ground spikes.

Daisy enjoyed the weekend, it was obvious she was pleased to be able to wander in and out at will, and spent a lot of time laying on the grass just outside the cage, but close enough she could keep an eye on me.



It never occurs to me to hit the 'video' button on my camera . . . so the best I can do is make a GIF of the photos I took, perhaps one day I will learn?


8 comments:

  1. The fruit area looks great. We have had honeyberries for a few years but so far no fruit. I didn’t know there was more than just one variety and that we needed to buy more than one variety for pollination to be successful

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    1. Thank you Sue, interesting about the pollination, I shall have to keep an eye on them.

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  2. It all looks so neat and tidy, hope you don't ache too much.

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    1. To tell you the truth Marlene, I thought I would not be able to move after doing all this, but I was fine.

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  3. You're hard work will be well worth it. I never record with my camera either, just don't think of doing it!

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    1. Glad it is not just me Eileen, I don't think "in video", probably why I rarely look at YouTube or anything like that.

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  4. I can't believe how much work you get done in the garden, even with a bad shoulder & weather. It looks fantastic & I'm dying to come back to see your garden & of course you too. Take care.

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    1. Susan - are you dropping hints, both here and in your comment about the cold frames?

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