Monday, 16 March 2009

The Allett Mower

MY PENNINE WAY PICTURE FOR TODAY
High Cup

Approaching Dufton

TODAYS WEATHER READINGS
Temp Low: 3C
Temp High: 14C
Feels Like: 0 to 14C
Precipitation: 0 mm
Wind Speed: 17 mph
Wind Direction: W
UV Index: Low
Weather: Times of cloud and sun.

MY WORK BOOK

See to the sheep
Field
Misc
Mon 16/03/2009 08:30
Mon 16/03/2009 09:00
30 minutes
1) Took across some hay.
2) Checked and counted the sheep.
3) Put out some minerals.
4) Check the water was okay.

See to greenhouse work
Potting Shed
Indoors
Mon 16/03/2009 09:00
Mon 16/03/2009 10:30
1.5 hours
Sowed, Celery, Aubergine, Melon, Lettuce, Broad Beans, Peas.
Planted some new Dahlia tubers and pricked out Chilli Peppers. (Note 1).

Forking
Flower border
Main Garden
Mon 16/03/2009 10:45
Mon 16/03/2009 12:45
2 hours
Continued to work on the flower border.

Break for lunch
Home
Misc
Mon 16/03/2009 12:45
Mon 16/03/2009 13:30
45 minutes

Forking
Flower border
Main Garden
Mon 16/03/2009 13:30
Mon 16/03/2009 16:30
3 hours

Close greenhouses
Greenhouse
Indoors
Mon 16/03/2009 16:30
Mon 16/03/2009 16:45
15 minutes

Clean and put away the tools
Potting Shed
Indoors
Mon 16/03/2009 16:45
Mon 16/03/2009 17:00
15 minutes

NOTE
1) The new Dahlia tubers are some that me and Vicki bought the other weekend so what I do is grow them on at work and then take some cuttings from them for the hall gardens for letting me grow them on in their greenhouses that way everyone is a winner.

COMMENTS FROM THE POTTING SHED
EB Yes you’re right, the Allett mower is a beast. It has a 36 inch cut and weights nearly half a ton.


Jeanette Such times are always sad ones, it comes to us all though which is why we have to enjoy it while we can. I hope everything goes as well as it can for you all.

3 comments:

Red Clover said...

How soon can you plant your Dahlia tubers? Do you have to wait until for sure after the last frost, or can you plant them sooner? Do you need to plant them sooner?

EB said...

Wow, what a mower! Sorry - I have become very naff in my interest in all things lawn-related.

My grand-father's first ever job was pulling a mower in a big garden. He didn't do it for long! (he worked with horses after that, then driving lorries, then as an account-clerk on the railways - had to get an indoor job having had pneumonia twice).

I've never grown dahlias. I killed one once and got scared off. Might try again next year.

The Weaver of Grass said...

It's not mower time again surely - that looks quite a monster. We have a lot of lawn (or should I say at present a lot of moss). Our snowdrops grow in our biggest lawn so that is a good excuse for delaying the mowing. Nice to have you back blogging - I miss your gardening diary.
See you are still counting sheep - aby lambs to come?