Thursday, 19 March 2009

Barn Wall Border Work.

MY PENNINE WAY PICTURE FOR TODAY
Gregg's Hut

The Way Off Cross Fell.


TODAYS WEATHER READINGS
Temp Low: 3C
Temp High: 12C
Feels Like: 3 to 12C
Precipitation: 0 mm
Wind Speed: 17 mph
Wind Direction: E
UV Index: Low
Weather: Cloudy and cool.

MY WORK BOOK

See to the sheep
Field
Misc
Thu 19/03/2009 08:30
Thu 19/03/2009 08:45
15 minutes
Checked and counted the sheep

See to greenhouse work
Indoors
Thu 19/03/2009 08:45
Thu 19/03/2009 10:15
1.5 hours
1) Watered round.
2) Took some geranium cuttings.

Break for tea
Home
Misc
Thu 19/03/2009 10:15
Thu 19/03/2009 10:45
30 minutes

Pruning
Barn Wall Border
Main Garden
Thu 19/03/2009 10:30
Thu 19/03/2009 12:45
2.25 hours
Pruning the bushes in the barn wall border, there are also some old neglected roses that need training on the wall.

Break for lunch
Home
Misc
Thu 19/03/2009 12:45
Thu 19/03/2009 13:30
45 minutes

Forking
Barn Wall Border
Main Garden
Thu 19/03/2009 13:30
Thu 19/03/2009 16:30
3 hours
Finished tying the roses in to the wall then top dressed the border with bone meal before putting a new edge to the grass and forking over the border. I haven’t finished yet but I don’t think I will get to it tomorrow as I have other things need doing before the weekend

Clearing away rubbish
Barn Wall Border
Main Garden
Thu 19/03/2009 16:30
Thu 19/03/2009 16:45
15 minutes
Cleared away what was left of the days rubbish.

Clean and put away the tools
Potting Shed
Indoors
Thu 19/03/2009 16:45
Thu 19/03/2009 17:00
15 minutes

Seeing to the bins
Hall
Misc
Thu 19/03/2009 17:00
Thu 19/03/2009 17:15
15 minutes
Took back the wheelie bin and put out Franks recycle tub.

NOTE
COMMENTS FROM THE POTTING SHED
Sara Polyanthus prefer some shade in the summer, in winter or spring they are okay in the open.
Kimmie The sick sheep seemed a little better this morning although knowing sheep that doesn’t mean it’s getting better as they sometimes like to do that before they die. I could tell there was something wrong with it because it was laid on its own and when I got it to its feet it didn’t want to move around very much.
The Weaver of Grass Its like the farmer with his plough, he will always clean and grease the bodies before storing it because he knows it will make a better job and be easier to use the next time he comes to use it. I clean off and oil everything before its put away every night, its the way I’ve been taught from when I was at Chatsworth House Gardens.

4 comments:

Red Clover said...

Dear me, another simple question...what is the best way to take Geranium Cuttings?

The Weaver of Grass said...

Interesting post again Bob.
We have a climbing rose which I bought from Woollies about fifteen years ago and which has produced the most marvellous blooms but the flowers have gone high and higher up - so last weekend I cut it off - all stems are now about a foot from the ground. I think I might have killed it, the farmer is adamant that it will sprout - I gave it a good dressing of Toprose - so we shall see - what would your guess be?

Jeanette said...

Gday Bob, Oh im in love with your photo of the old Hut In the thick mist, that would look lovely framed and hung on a wall...
Your Polyanthus are so colourful and make a lovely show I think the colours are more striking to look at than the Primula's .My Primula’s are just starting to grow i like the little spindle's of mauve flowers they produce.. Take care Bob, Jen

dinzie said...

temperatures only a little lower than we are experiencing at the moment ... Unusual for us though at this time of year ....

Like the pictures

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