Friday, 23 January 2009

More Pruning.

MY PENNINE WAY PICTURE FOR TODAY
Looking back to Newfield Bridge

A walk through the park near to Hanlith.



TODAYS WEATHER READINGS
Temp Low: 1C
Temp High: 7C
Feels Like: -3 to 2C
Percipitation: 2 mm
Wind Speed: 32 mph
Wind Direction: W
UV Index: Low
Weather: Rain at first becoming brighter.

MY WORK BOOK
See to the sheep
Field
Misc
Fri 23/01/2009 08:30
Fri 23/01/2009 09:00
30 minutes
Entry No.304
1) Took across some hay.
2) Checked and counted the sheep.

Light the summerhouse fire
Main Garden
Misc
Fri 23/01/2009 09:00
Fri 23/01/2009 09:30
30 minutes
Entry No.305
Also carried up some logs from the yard below.

Cleaned out the water barrel
Yard
Potting Shed
Fri 23/01/2009 09:30
Fri 23/01/2009 09:45
15 minutes
Entry No.306
I have a water barrel to catch the water from the potting shed roof and it was due for a clean out.

Tied up some Hyacinths
Potting Shed
Fri 23/01/2009 09:45
Fri 23/01/2009 10:00
15 minutes
Entry No.307


Sweeping up
Yard
Potting Shed
Fri 23/01/2009 10:00
Fri 23/01/2009 10:30
30 minutes
Entry No.308
There was gathered a few leaves, mud and sticks so gave it a quick tidy up.

Break for tea
Home
Misc
Fri 23/01/2009 10:30
Fri 23/01/2009 10:45
15 minutes
Entry No.309
1 mug of tea.

Pruning
Mulberry tree lawn
Walled Garden
Fri 23/01/2009 10:45
Fri 23/01/2009 12:45
2 hours Entry
No.310
Continued to prune the apple trees. (Note 2)

Break for lunch
Home
Misc
Fri 23/01/2009 12:45
Fri 23/01/2009 13:30
45 minutes
Entry No.311
1 mug of tea, 4 tuna sandwiches and 4 pieces of malt loaf.

Carting away
Various Places
Walled Garden
Fri 23/01/2009 13:30
Fri 23/01/2009 15:40
130 minutes
Entry No.312
Cleaned up all the prunings from the apple trees also there were a few piles of weeds from when I was digging in the veg garden and the shrub border earlier in the week. I carted them all off to the burn pile.

Sweeping up
Conservatory
Greenhouses
Fri 23/01/2009 15:40
Fri 23/01/2009 15:55
15 minutes
Entry No.313
Cleared up all the mess that I made in the conservatory the other day. When the boss comes to live here in March I will have to clear up as I go along as they will be going around the place more often.

Clean and put away the tools
Potting Shed
Fri 23/01/2009 15:55
Fri 23/01/2009 16:30
35 minutes
Entry No.314

See to the sheep
Field
Misc
Fri 23/01/2009 16:30
Fri 23/01/2009 16:45
15 minutes
Entry No.315
Took a couple of bales across on the wheel barrow as I needed to stock up the feeder for the weekend as I’m going home for a visit tomorrow and won’t be back until late Sunday night.

Watering
Conservatory
Greenhouses
Fri 23/01/2009 16:45
Fri 23/01/2009 17:00
15 minutes
Entry No.316
Did some watering in the conservatory as it catches the sun when its out so things had dried up a bit.

NOTES
1) I'm going to visit my home tomorrow, I thought I might go walking with Tom but I have to confess to a lack of motivation in that direction at the moment, hopefully its just a Winter weather thing and when the nice weather gets here I will feel more like getting out and about again. Also i think I need something to aim for, like another long walk.
2) I still have one more apple tree left to prune, all being well I will get that finished off next week along with some Laurels that need getting in order.
COMMENTS FROM THE POTTING SHED

Matron I think the boss put in many seeds and this is the only one that took. No I don't know what sex it is but I think it looks like its going to lead a lonely life as I don't see any more growing anywhere.

Trixie I don't think its that common here, I've never seen any growing before.I guess its up to the boss if it kills the tree as they're his trees and I reckon he will value the novelty of the Mistletoe more than the apples he gets from the tree.

The Weaver of Grass Yes for sure I think the Dahlia's will be easier to get going also you get more seed for your money. I think the colour I ordered are a lilac colour. Ha the Mulberry jam is still in favour because there is still some left in the jar. It is nice though.

Kimmie I don't know how long the seed lay dormant for, it may have taken me until just now to see the plant.

Jim I think the cars belonged to people going to the shop/off licence, there were just three other campers on site that night and they all walked there. I do like the chocolate biscuits and often have a couple with my morning tea. The scenery was changing all the time on the Pennine Way, its actually harder to find your way when you get down in the valley compared to on the hills.

Jeanette Ha ha - you're right there, it was a heatwave yesterday and no mistake!

salina The beauty of the canal is that its all level walking and also you can often find a little cafe along the way.

5 comments:

Jeanette said...

Gday Bob.. Ohhh im in love with the Hyacinths, I can grow them but for some reason I dont have any luck keeping the bulbs..so gave up buying more any tips in saving the bulbs?please Bob..
Have a great weekend back home with the folk...Jen

Sara said...

The hyacinths are beautiful. Wish I could smell them. Is the photo at the top of your blog, the actual estate where you are the gardener?

The Weaver of Grass said...

The summerhouse fire? Is this inside the summerhouse or a bonfire outside?
I fear you are very like my husband, the farmer, you have a sweet tooth - jam - maltbread (4 slices) - I am pleased he doesn't read your blog or I would never be able to limit his intake to one slice of malt bread!

Katie said...

The hyacinths are beautiful! We have white, pink, and purple ones that bloom in the spring, but it'll be a while before they pop up.

Dreadnought said...

Jeanette If the Hyacinth bulbs you're trying to safe and grow another year are what have been grown in pots then I wouldn't bother to try because most likely they've been force and if so most likely won't ever come to much after that. What you need to do if you want Hyacinth in your garden is to buy the ordinary Hyacinth bulbs at planting time and put them straight in to the garden. When I grow them in pots I throw the bulbs away afterwards.

Sara No, the picture at the top of my blog is a place called Lanhydrock House in Cornwall http://www.cornwall-calling.co.uk/national-trust/lanhydrock.htm I no longer post pictures of the gardens where I work out of respect for my employer if you did want to see a few pics though email me your address and I will forward a few for your private viewing.

The Weaver of Grass The summer house fire is inside the summer house. On a shoot day the beaters use the summer house to have their lunch so if its cold and I'm not doing much I light them a fire. 1 slice of malt bread! Thats no good!! Well I need the energy. I don't know if I have a sweet tooth or not, I just have it because its something from the garden that I can put on bed to make a sandwich. Come the summer I will be eating Tomatoes and Lettuce or beans and stuff so really its more to do with whats handy and whats home made rather than a taste for sweet things. Below is a picture from a post I did in the summer showing what I was having for lunch one particular day. I lived for a long time on what I could pick from the garden.

Katie I don't think there are any white Hyacinth growing this time. The ones that you see are being grown in a heated greenhouse so are well in advance of anything that would be growing outside. Of course with them being in a confined space the scent is very nice when you walk in to the greenhouse.