Tuesday, 7 March 2017

A Beautiful Day in Shirt Sleeves!

Glorious day today, so I spent it in the garden sorting things out and generally tidying up! It was so warm I was able to work in just my shirt sleeves, so lovely.

First of all I set up my propagater, gave it a good clean, set it up on my new staging.

My new grow lite

LED, excited to get going.

I am waiting whilst the soil/compost warms up. I have moved it in from the shed, so will take a few days.

The bananas, always look awful at this time of year, you can never tell if they have made it through the winter or not until I start them off in April.

Everything else is looking good and healthy,

 I scrubbed all the moss off the decking, it still needs jet washing and its still like an ice rink but I am working on that!
I also went round trimming back bushes, hedges etc. Trying to decide what needs to be dug out to make way for some shrubs I am planning on moving.

I have found out why Darcy goes mental some mornings charging round the garden, we have rats again!! We used to get them a lot when we bred guinea pigs and had chickens but haven't had any for quite a few years, bit difficult to deal with when they are out in the garden, I would put poison down but with the dog around probably not a good idea.

The big surprise was the Gunnera, I have never had it sprouting so early. I protected it differently this year, covered it with its leaves then propped a wheel barrow over the top, but in such a way there is air circulation. This is its first year here, if you remember I moved it last year away from the pond. Maybe it prefers this position. Only time will tell.

The view of my garden and everyone elses and the countryside from my bedroom.

1 comment:

  1. How lucky that you had a dry day to work in your garden. Seems like you've got a lot starting to happen right now. Ah the joys of spring.


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