Monday, 23 February 2009

Planting The Quince.

MY PENNINE WAY PICTURE FOR TODAY
My first view of Middleton In Teesdale.
Not the best picture but it wasn't the best of days.

Low Force.



TODAYS WEATHER READINGS
Temp Low: 4C
Temp High: 12C
Feels Like: 2 to 9C
Precipitation: 0 mm
Wind Speed: 30 mph
Wind Direction: NW
UV Index: Low
Weather: Bright and mild.

MY WORK BOOK
See to the logs and coal
Cellar
Hall
Mon 23/02/2009 08:50
Mon 23/02/2009 09:20
30 minutes
Took in 5 baskets of logs and 1 bucket of coal.

Took F's car to the garage
Private
Mon 23/02/2009 09:20
Mon 23/02/2009 10:00
40 minutes
Had to take Fs car to garage. The time I worked at the weekend will cover time spent away from work.

Break for tea
Home
Misc
Mon 23/02/2009 10:00
Mon 23/02/2009 10:20
20 minutes

See to the greenhouses
Greenhouses
Greenhouse, Conservatory
Mon 23/02/2009 10:20
Mon 23/02/2009 11:00
40 minutes

Planting the Quince tree
West Wall
Walled Garden
Mon 23/02/2009 11:00
Mon 23/02/2009 12:45
1.75 hours
Also made a start on fixing the wires to the wall where the tree is to be trained as an espalier

Break for lunch
Home
Misc
Mon 23/02/2009 12:45
Mon 23/02/2009 13:30
45 minutes

Finished wiring the west wall
West Wall
Walled Garden
Mon 23/02/2009 13:30
Mon 23/02/2009 15:00
1.5 hours
Finished wiring and tied in the Quince tree.

Renewed the ties on the Apricot tree
Conservatory
Mon 23/02/2009 15:00
Mon 23/02/2009 15:15
15 minutes
Some ties were cutting in to the wood so removed them and tied in with new string.

Sow seeds
Potting Shed
Mon 23/02/2009 15:15
Mon 23/02/2009 16:15
1 hour Sowed leeks, chilli peppers and cucumbers.

Sowed seeds
Veg Garden
Walled Garden
Mon 23/02/2009 16:15
Mon 23/02/2009 16:30
15 minutes
Sowed a row of radish under a cloche.

Cleaned and put away the tools
Potting Shed
Mon 23/02/2009 16:30
Mon 23/02/2009 16:45
15 minutes

COMMENTS FROM THE POTTING SHED
salina Well I can’t say that any such occasion is harmonious, I usually end up feeling like I’ve been stitched up one way or another.
Jeanette Yes it’s much warmer now, no more ice to break, hopefully it will stay that way now. I thought I would give the menu a break, I don’t want to go getting the food police over excited.

4 comments:

Matron said...

Your picture of the low force reminded me of that lovely brown peaty water I saw at Aysgarth force in Yorkshire last year! Herriot country!

Red Clover said...

Do you have a pretty good success rate with the seeds you plant? Do you have any tricks to ensuring they grow?

Jeanette said...

Gday Bob,, Hope your weather keeps on getting warmer..it strange to see you getting ready to plant your summer vegies,, when ours are just on there last legs still getting a couple of cucumbers but the tomatoes are just about finished..

By the way I havent seen a quince tree since I was a kid.I think they were rather a large trees... Mum used to make quince Jelly and I remember we always had it on fresh bread. I must look see if you can buy quince jelly and try it after all these years...

EB said...

An espalliered quince - and an apricot. That does sound quintessencially Big House! My parents' garden in France has several huge fig trees, which get so full of fruit the branches sometimes break.

I'm very interested in the training though - of your trees, Bob. I've noticed that good training makes the branches into something very pleasing, somehow, even if it's only a simple shape.