Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Bindweed & Raspberries.

MY PENNINE WAY PICTURE FOR TODAY
The Tan Hill Inn, this day was going to be one of none stop rain, thankfully after my night indoors I at least started the day dry.

God's Bridge.

A natural rock bridge close by the A66 trans Pennine trunk road.


TODAYS WEATHER READINGS
Temp Low: 1C
Temp High: 11C
Feels Like: -1 to 9C
Precipitation: 2 mm
Wind Speed: 12 mph
Wind Direction: NW
UV Index: Low
Weather: Damp, grey and gloomy.

MY WORK BOOK

See to the sheep
Field
Misc
Wed 18/02/2009 08:30
Wed 18/02/2009 08:45
15 minutes

Dead head the Pansies
Anywhere
Wed 18/02/2009 08:45
Wed 18/02/2009 09:05
20 minutes

See to the greenhouses
Greenhouse
Wed 18/02/2009 09:05
Wed 18/02/2009 10:05
1 hour
1) Moved the Peas and Bean in to the conservatory.
2) Pruned the Fuchsia’s.

See to the logs and coal
Cellar
Hall
Wed 18/02/2009 10:05
Wed 18/02/2009 10:35
30 minutes
Took in 4 baskets of logs and 1 bucket of coal.

Break for tea
Home
Misc
Wed 18/02/2009 10:30
Wed 18/02/2009 10:50
20 minutes

Digging
Fruit Plot
Walled Garden
Wed 18/02/2009 10:50
Wed 18/02/2009 12:50
2 hours
Forking out Bindweed in the Raspberries.

Break for lunch
Home
Misc
Wed 18/02/2009 12:45
Wed 18/02/2009 13:30
45 minutes

Digging
Fruit Plot
Walled Garden
Wed 18/02/2009 13:30
Wed 18/02/2009 16:30
3 hours

Clean and put away the tools
Potting shed
Wed 18/02/2009 16:30
Wed 18/02/2009 16:45
15 minutes

See to the bins
Hall
Misc
Wed 18/02/2009 16:45
Wed 18/02/2009 17:00
15 minutes
Put out Franks green bin.

NOTES
1) Spent all day forking out Bindweed from amongst the Raspberries. They are really bad and every year have a go at digging out as much as I can. The conditions are not good for doing it at the moment but I’m worried that if I wait for the conditions to improve there will be too many other jobs to do so it will get missed. Anyway if I bend my back again today it will snap in too. Below is SOME of the bindweed I dug out today.


COMMENTS FROM THE POTTING SHED
Sara I should think you would get a mole trap from the farm store where you went the other day, I’m sure the dogs would love another visit.
EB Unfortunately I can’t show pictures of the gardens on here but what I do for people who are interested is send a few pics by email so if you would like that send me an address to the address in my profile and I will pick a few pics of the grounds and house to show you. The Conservatory is an old Victorian one as is the greenhouse. The conservatory is not in such good order and has been neglected by the owners, the greenhouse is okay though. I have two forms of heating for the greenhouse but none for the conservatory although I do sneak a bit in when it’s extremely cold. The greenhouse is in two part and I have an electric heater for each part. One half is kept from freezing and the other half is kept between 10C and 15C. If it’s really cold as with these past few weeks I have a propane heater for the warmer half of the house as this maintains the higher temperature better.
salina I’m only busy at work, I’m quite lazy at home I’m afraid to say.
Kimmie Ha ha – I know what you mean about the mice, they always seem to find nice warm places to go and die just so they can stink the place out better.

3 comments:

Sara said...

Your reply is word for word what my Mom wrote to me when I emailed her your post about the mole trap! Guess we'll be going back to the tractor store to have a look.

Great photos - I feel as though I have been walking the trail myself, from the dry comfort of my kitchen!

Jeanette said...

Gday Bob,If I remember correctly is this were you met up with vicki on your walk..OOOpppps love all the pics i missed. Would love a few pics of the bighouse and a few around the garden Bob.I lost the previous ones when my puter crashed.. specially one on how you pruned the fushcia's ... Have a good weekend ... Jen

The Weaver of Grass said...

It takes hours of patience to get out the bindweed - patience I have not got - so I leave it to the farmer. But I have to say, Bob - as I am sure you know - you'll never beat it. Round here they call it "wickens" - I won't put into the comment box what I call it!