Friday, 3 April 2009

Blood, Fish & Bone Meal.

MY WORK BOOK

See to the sheep
Field
Misc
Fri 03/04/2009 08:00
Fri 03/04/2009 08:20
20 minutes
Checked and counted the sheep and put out some minerals.

See to the greenhouse
Indoors
Fri 03/04/2009 08:20
Fri 03/04/2009 08:45
25 minutes
Put out the trolley, checked the seeds and seedlings.

Make an inventory (Note 1)
Potting Shed
Misc
Fri 03/04/2009 08:45
Fri 03/04/2009 09:00
15 minutes

Forking
Lily Pond
Walled Garden
Fri 03/04/2009 09:00
Fri 03/04/2009 10:00
1 hour
Forked over the rose beds.

Checking fire supplies
Cellar
Hall
Fri 03/04/2009 10:00
Fri 03/04/2009 10:30
30 minutes
Took in 5 baskets of logs.

Break for tea
Home
Misc
Fri 03/04/2009 10:30
Fri 03/04/2009 10:50
20 minutes

Planting
Veg Plot
Walled Garden
Fri 03/04/2009 10:50
Fri 03/04/2009 11:45
55 minutes
Planted a row of beetroot.

Sweeping
Main Drive
Public Gardens
Fri 03/04/2009 11:45
Fri 03/04/2009 12:45
1 hour

Break for lunch
Home
Misc
Fri 03/04/2009 12:45
Fri 03/04/2009 13:30
45 minutes

Seeing to the greenhouses
Greenhouse & Conservatory
Indoors
Fri 03/04/2009 13:30
Fri 03/04/2009 14:30
1 hour
Swept out the conservatory and tidied up a few plants.

Meet boss at the hall
Hall
Fri 03/04/2009 14:30
Fri 03/04/2009 15:30
1 hour

Planting
Japanese Garden
Main Garden
Fri 03/04/2009 15:30
Fri 03/04/2009 16:00
30 minutes
Plant heathers the boss bought from Harlow Carr.

Harrow the gravel
North Front
Public Gardens
Fri 03/04/2009 16:00
Fri 03/04/2009 16:30
30 minutes

Taking cuttings
Potting Shed
Indoors
Fri 03/04/2009 16:30
Fri 03/04/2009 16:50
20 minutes
Took dahlia cuttings of Border Princess (No.6)

Clean and put away the tools
Potting Shed
Indoors
Fri 03/04/2009 16:50
Fri 03/04/2009 17:00
10 minutes

See to greenhouse work
Greenhouse & Conservatory
Indoors
Fri 03/04/2009 19:00
Fri 03/04/2009 19:30
30 minutes
Put on the heaters, close the vents and put in the plant trolley.

BOB’S BANQUETS
Breakfast: 1 mug of tea and 3 Shredded Wheat
Tea Break: 1 mug of tea.
Lunch: 1 mug of tea, 4 mulberry jam sandwiches and 2 fairy cakes.
Dinner: 1 glass of peach juice and tonic water, Chinese chicken and pineapple with chips.


NOTES

1) When I first started here I made an arragement with the bosses father to use my own hand tools. Recently it has come to light that when the boss took over this information wasn't passed on to him and he came to me wanting access to the tools. I had to point out that I didn't mind him borrowing them but he needed to know that they were mine and needed to be treated accordingly. He was okay about it and understood my position and asked me to make a list of tools that he did own which is what the inventory was about.

2) Sara Is curious about my choice of plant feed so I took a picture of the bag for you to see for yourselves that its no joke.

COMMENTS FROM THE POTTING SHED
Sara I have no idea who’s blood they use!
EB Ha ha!!
Kimmie That’s all there is left after I fed the rest of them to the plants!!!
The Weaver of Grass Cutting the grass always makes such a difference to the garden. Cutting grass of one sort or another takes about one and a half days out of every week during the growing season.
Jim The grease nipple is just to lubricate a belt tensioner so not something that gets much use, not sure if I can get the rest of the nipple out or not.

3 comments:

Sara said...

Thank you for the photo! Some of us are visual learners.

I was picturing you laying bloody fish carcasses on your garden. Now I understand :)

EB said...

I can well believe you'd want to use your own tools. I am terribly possessive of my trowel (which cost a fortune) and my secateurs (which didn't but are great). That and my gloves but that's more obviously personal. I was going round Wisley a while back and it felt to strange to be in a garden, however large, without my gloves and boots.

Matron said...

Yes, I use that at this time of year to feed my soft fruit and also underneath the tomato plants when I plant them out. I always wear gloves when I use it and I try not to inhale too deeply either!