Thursday, 23 April 2009

First Wisteria Flower

MY WORK BOOK

Watering
Main Garden
Grass Care
Thu 23/04/2009 07:59
Thu 23/04/2009 08:10
11 minutes
Turned on the sprinkler.

Seeing to the sheep
Field
Misc
Thu 23/04/2009 08:10
Thu 23/04/2009 08:19
9 minutes
Checked and counted the sheep.

Check round the veg garden
Veg garden
Scrutinizing
Thu 23/04/2009 08:19
Thu 23/04/2009 08:31
12 minutes

Check round the greenhouses
Greenhouse & Conservatory
Scrutinizing
Thu 23/04/2009 08:31
Thu 23/04/2009 08:45
14 minutes
Checked everything was ok and noted down a few jobs in need of attention.

Moving plants Glass houses
Glasshouse Work
Thu 23/04/2009 08:44
Thu 23/04/2009 09:52
68 minutes
Moved some plants from the greenhouse to the conservatory.

Watering
Conservatory
Plant Care
Thu 23/04/2009 09:52
Thu 23/04/2009 10:34
42 minutes
Watered round.

Break for tea
Misc
Thu 23/04/2009 10:34
Thu 23/04/2009 11:10
36 minutes

Plant peas and beans
Veg garden
Planting
Thu 23/04/2009 11:10
Thu 23/04/2009 12:13
63 minutes
Planted a row of broad beans, peas and mangetout.

Watering
Main Garden
Grass Care
Thu 23/04/2009 12:13
Thu 23/04/2009 12:21
8 minutes
Moving the sprinkler and turning off for a while as the sun is strong now.

Tying in
Veg garden
Plant Care
Thu 23/04/2009 12:21
Thu 23/04/2009 12:39
18 minutes
Tying in the new growth on the tayberry.


Break for lunch
Misc
Thu 23/04/2009 12:39
Thu 23/04/2009 13:45
1.1 hours

Mowing
Walled Garden
Grass Care
Thu 23/04/2009 13:45
Thu 23/04/2009 15:35
110 minutes
Cut all the lawns with the tractor.

Mowing
Public Gardens
Grass Care
Thu 23/04/2009 15:35
Thu 23/04/2009 17:14
99 minutes
Cutting the rough grass around the village green.

See to the bins
Hall
Misc
Thu 23/04/2009 17:14
Thu 23/04/2009 17:25
11 minutes
Put back the black bins and put out three recycle tubs.

Clean and put away the tools
Potting Shed
Misc
Thu 23/04/2009 17:25
Thu 23/04/2009 17:35
10 minutes

Shutting up the glass houses
Greenhouse & Conservatory
Glasshouse Work
Thu 23/04/2009 19:36
Thu 23/04/2009 19:55
19 minutes
Closed the vents and took in the trolley.


BOB’S BANQUETS
Breakfast: 1 mug of tea and 3 Shredded Wheat
Tea Break: 1 mug of tea and 3 chocolate digestives.
Lunch: 1 mug of tea,4 marmalade sandwiches and 1 pear.
Dinner:1 mug of tea, Mashed potato, fish fingers, peas and parsley sauce.

NOTES

I noticed today that one of the Wisteria's is just starting to flower.

COMMENTS FROM THE POTTING SHED
EB you aren’t a bore of any kind, I find the weather interesting myself and intend to keep on with adding it to my blog when time allows. As you will notice I haven’t even had time to get together a few more Pennine Way pics either. I'm not certain but I think the Japanese garden was made by the present owners grand mother. As for working in the garden I don't know if you ever saw Startrek but to give you an idea of what its like I would liken it to being one of the crew on the Enterprise or similar. I don't have any say in which direction the garden is going but once I know I'm pretty much left alone as to how it gets there if you see what I mean. The boss has ideas on how he wants it to evolve and leaves me to organise my work schedule which I think is how it should be because he knows best what sort of garden and plants he likes and I know best when things need doing and how to fit them all in so they get done. Also the responsiblity is my motivation, if I was to just turn up in a morning and told what I had to do I would not feel responsible for the work getting done, it would just become a job to me if you see what I mean. As it is it's not really like work and in that sense its like doing my own garden, I take just as much pride in how it looks as you do with your garden. My aim is perfection even though I know I will never attain it.

4 comments:

Sara said...

Like EB, I've been curious about the japanese garden, as I love them myself. They are usually so serene. I'm not so sure many native Japanese plants would survive in my climate.

Jeanette said...

Gday Bob,You have had a full workload today, Ohhhh Im in love with the Wisteria When in full flower it is Beautiful.Two querey's What are mangetout and tayberry? please. I gather the Tayberry might be like a Blackberry?.. Have a great weekend

EB said...

Tayberries are my favourite fruit. To me they're like huge blackberries only without the seeds, and juicier. And no thorns - but they are big lanky growers.

Kimmie said...

I love your scrutinizing, find myself stepping back once and a while and doing the same. (I think it is good for us to do in our lives on occasion ;-)

What is a tayberry?

Kimmie
mama to 7
one homemade and 6 adopted