23 May 2019

Pelargonium Display

This is the Pelargonium display that I have in the cool greenhouse at the moment. 



11 March 2019

11th March

1. See to the dogs - Fed and watered. Cleaned the kennel. Left in the garden. 
2. See to the sheep - Took across some hay. Checked and counted the sheep. 
3. See to the greenhouse work - Checked round. Did some pollinating of the Peach, Apricot and Nectarine trees. 






4. Break for tea. 
5. Pruning - Pruned the Quince tree. 


6. Pruning - Pruned and trained the Blackberry growing against the south wall. 

7. Break for lunch. 
8. Tying in Raspberry canes. 


9. Packing up - Cleaned and put away the tools. 
10. Fed and put away the dogs. 


1 March 2019

1st March.

1. See to the dogs - Fed and watered. Cleaned the kennels. Left in the outdoor run. I no longer have Blondie to look after as she has been given away to someone. 

2. See to the sheep - Took across some hay. Checked and counted the sheep. 

3. See to the greenhouses - Checked round. 

4. Clearing leaves. - Picked up leaves from the old conservatory. 

5. Raking the Japanese Garden path. 

6. Raking the Rock Garden path and stone masons grotto. 

7. Break for tea. 

8. Preparing the leaf blower for work. 

9. Sweeping round - Swept the front drive, back steps to the office and all other hard surfaces around the grounds. 

10. Break for lunch - Just when you think you're on schedule you come home to find a delivery of live plants waiting for you. 

11. Unpacked the seedlings and watered from the bottom. 

12. Picked up some heaps of rubbish. 

13. Raked the South Front gravel. 

14. Raked the South Front gravel with the tractor. 

15. Packing up. 

16. Fed and put away the dogs. 

27 February 2019

27th February.

1. See to the dogs - Fed and watered. Cleaned the kennels. Left in the outdoor runs. 
2. See to the sheep - Checked and counted the sheep. 
3. See to the greenhouses - Checked round. Did some stopping of Fuchsias and Geraniums. 
4. Pruning - Pruned the roses in the Memorial Gardens. 


5. Break for tea. 
6. 

26 February 2019

26th February.

1. See to the dogs - Fed and watered. Left in the runs.
2. See to the sheep - Shook up the hay in the rack. Checked and counted the sheep.
3. See to the greenhouses - Checked and watered round.
4. Edging -  Edged the Courtyard lawns.
5. Break for tea.
6 Tidying the South Front wall beds - Trimmed any Ivy. Cut back dead growth on some of the plants. Forked the soil. Carted off the rubbish.

7. Break for lunch.
8. Strimming -  Strimmed around the stone etc in the Courtyard area.

9. Tidying the South Front window borders - Removed Ivy from the drawing room steps. Pruned back the Clematis and anything else in need. Took the dead leaves off last year's Geraniums as most are still showing signs of life. Carted off most of the rubbish.

10. Packing up.
11. Fed and put away the dogs.

18 February 2019

Holiday Time.

This week there will be no gardening as I am taking the week off as part of my annual leave.

15 February 2019

The tree.

Another picture of the tree to add to the series.



Snowdrops

Snowdrops growing on the back lane.


A visitors car stuck on top of one of the grass respecters. 


This is what happens when you mess with my grass.

14 February 2019

14th February. (The First Cut).

1. See to the dogs - Fed and watered. Cleaned the kennels. Left in the garden.
2. See to the greenhouses - Checked round. 
3. Servicing - Sharpened the blades on the cutting deck. Lubricated the cutting deck and the tractor. Fitted the cutting deck to the tractor. 
4. Break for tea.
5. Pruning - Made a start on pruning the Raspberries. 
6. Break for lunch. 
7. Mowing - Cut and rolled the lawns in the walled garden with the tractor. 



8. Packing up - Cleaned and put away the tools. 
9. Put the bins back.
10. Fed and put away the dogs.

12 February 2019

12th February

1. See to the dogs - Fed and watered. Cleaned the kennels. Left in the garden. 

2. See to the sheep - Took across some hay. Checked and counted the sheep. Checked round the cricket pavilion. Checked the water trough.

3. See to the greenhouses - Checked and watered round. Swept out the greenhouse. 

4. Carting off rubbish - Carted away the rubbish from yesterday's work around the garden house. 

5. Break for tea. 

6. Pruning - Tidied up the Wisteria that grows against the garden house. 

7. Pruning - Raised the canopy of the Ivy tree. 

8. Break for lunch. 

9. Trimming - Gave the Ivy by the garden house steps a little trim. 

10. Removed Ivy from the stone seat under the Ivy tree. 

11. Picked up some broken glass blown out of the conservatory by Erik. 

12. Put an edge around the front of the Privet by the Ivy tree. 

13. Packing up. 

14. Fed and put away the dogs.