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  • #46
    My garden is proving to be very low maintenance, only greenhouse jobs for me this weekend, watering and doing the tommies armpits being the main thing and munching on peas and strawberries.
    If I'm not on here, I'm probably fishing.
    Gardening in the NE of Scotland

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    • #47
      Weekend jobs

      At my friend's
      Feed slugs to chickens (including the one I found in my kitchen last night) - done
      Take compost and 2 melon plants to greenhouse - done
      Pot up 3 peppers - done
      Tie in tomatoes and remove sideshoots - done for now
      Weeding - done some
      Fill self watering trays in greenhouse - done

      At allotment
      Collect rain water - done
      Take melon to put in growhouse - done
      Plant out tomatoes - done
      Weeding and horsetail - done some
      Continue cutting down bolting spinach, harvest leaves - done some
      Cut grass if dry (very, very unlikely) - no
      Harvest peas, cauliflower, beetroot, possibly potatoes, check strawberries and raspberries - done except beetroot and potatoes

      At home
      Empty drip trays so plants don't drown - done
      Remove finished Meteor peas - done
      Plant cucumbers - done
      Weeding - done some
      Deadheading - done including a lot of fritillaries and veronica
      Put net up on fruit cage (weather permitting - not yet urgent) - no
      Harvest lettuce, salad leaves, peas, french beans, tomatoes, check strawberries - done

      Monday jobs
      Weeding and horsetail
      Cut grass at allotment if dry
      Lawn edges at home
      Sow late peas, salads
      Tie in clematis
      Check fence pots and water if required
      Harvest salad leaves, beetroot, tomato, peas, french beans, spinach, new potatoes, raspberries, strawberries and possibly another cauliflower
      A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP. - Leonard Nimoy

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      • #48
        Monday jobs
        Weeding and horsetail - done quite a bit
        Cut grass at allotment if dry - done
        Lawn edges at home - no
        Sow late peas, salads - done peas
        Tie in clematis - done
        Check fence pots and water if required - done
        Harvest salad leaves, beetroot, tomato, peas, french beans, spinach, new potatoes, raspberries, strawberries and possibly another cauliflower - done except spinach

        Also potted up some fuchsia cuttings.

        Tuesday
        Royal Ascot week severely reduces gardening time hence the flurry of activity yesterday!
        Move french beans outside to make room for pepper plant on windowsill
        Pot up last pepper plant
        Sow salad leaves
        Weeding
        Trim lawn edges
        Watering if it doesn't rain
        Harvest peas, spinach, raspberries, strawberries
        A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP. - Leonard Nimoy

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        • #49
          Tuesday
          Move french beans outside to make room for pepper plant on windowsill - done
          Pot up last pepper plant - done
          Sow salad leaves - no
          Weeding - done some
          Trim lawn edges - done some at allotment
          Watering if it doesn't rain - done
          Harvest peas, spinach, raspberries, strawberries - done

          Wednesday
          Remove old cauliflower stems and plant beetroot
          Apply slug nematodes at allotment
          Weeding and horsetail
          Trim more lawn edges
          Watering
          Harvest salads, tomatoes, cauliflower, peas, spinach, raspberries, strawberries
          A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP. - Leonard Nimoy

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          • #50
            I've covered the outside Strawberry bed with netting as there's signs of redness in the fruits, grass could do with cutting, but it's too hot now, maybe later.
            If I'm not on here, I'm probably fishing.
            Gardening in the NE of Scotland

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            • #51
              Wednesday
              Remove old cauliflower stems and plant beetroot - done
              Apply slug nematodes at allotment - done
              Weeding and horsetail - done a little
              Trim more lawn edges - done some
              Watering - done
              Harvest salads, tomatoes, cauliflower, peas, spinach, raspberries, strawberries - done

              Also mowed the lawns at home.

              Thursday
              Very little time for gardening today and it looks likely to be wet.
              Harvest peas, cauliflower, new potatoes, raspberries, strawberries
              A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP. - Leonard Nimoy

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              • #52
                Thursday
                Harvest peas, cauliflower, new potatoes, raspberries, strawberries - done

                Managed to harvest the above before the rain set in for the day and it was still drizzling in the evening when I went to the allotment to collect the water.

                Friday
                Collect rain water
                Weeding especially in tunnel
                Plant leeks
                Plan weekend gardening
                Harvest salad leaves, tomatoes, spinach, peas, cauliflower, raspberries, strawberries
                A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP. - Leonard Nimoy

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                • #53
                  Need to turn the compost. It's been going for almost a fortnight so depending on its temperature I might be able to hoik it over into the tin bay to slowly finish. I have another 1/2 trailer load of rabbit poo waiting plus bags full of greens at the ready. The peas have finished cropping so can be chopped into the next batch and the perennial kale has gone bonkers (6 foot tall and very dense foliage) so will stand to be cut right back.
                  Location ... Nottingham

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                  • #54

                    Friday
                    Collect rain water - done
                    Weeding especially in tunnel - done most
                    Plant leeks - no
                    Plan weekend gardening - done
                    Harvest salad leaves, tomatoes, spinach, peas, cauliflower, raspberries, strawberries - done

                    Also did some deadheading and finished trimming the lawn edges.

                    Weekend jobs
                    A major problem at work looks likely to seriously deplete gardening time, especially away from home.

                    At my friend's
                    Feed slugs to chickens
                    Weeding
                    Check tomatoes and remove any sideshoots
                    Watering (greenhouse) and fill self watering trays

                    At allotment
                    Collect any water
                    Plant melon in growhouse
                    Plant leeks
                    Weeding and horsetail
                    Cut down more spinach
                    Harvest peas, cauliflower, peas, raspberries, strawberries

                    At home
                    Move peas outside to make room for next lot under lights
                    Pot up broccoli and calabrese and make space
                    Empty excess water out of drip trays
                    Weeding
                    Deadheading
                    Remove finished peas
                    Harvest peas, salads, tomatoes, strawberries
                    A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP. - Leonard Nimoy

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                    • #55

                      Weekend jobs

                      At my friend's
                      Feed slugs to chickens - done
                      Weeding - done some
                      Check tomatoes and remove any sideshoots - done some
                      Watering (greenhouse) and fill self watering trays - done

                      At allotment
                      Collect any water - done
                      Plant melon in growhouse - no
                      Plant leeks - no
                      Weeding and horsetail - no
                      Cut down more spinach - done some
                      Harvest peas, cauliflower, peas, raspberries, strawberries - done

                      At home
                      Move peas outside to make room for next lot under lights - done
                      Pot up broccoli and calabrese and make space -no
                      Empty excess water out of drip trays - done
                      Weeding - no
                      Deadheading - no
                      Remove finished peas - no
                      Harvest peas, salads, tomatoes, strawberries - done

                      Monday (work permitting)
                      Take french beans to allotment
                      Plant leeks, romanesco, melon
                      Pot up broccoli ad calabrese
                      Adjust netting on courgette bed to cover turnips only, as courgettes are flowering
                      Trim long grass edges near raised beds
                      Weeding and horsetail
                      Deadheading
                      Remove more spinach and finished peas
                      Harvest beetroot, lettuce, tomatoes, peas, cauliflower, potatoes, raspberries, strawberries
                      A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP. - Leonard Nimoy

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                      • #56
                        Monday
                        Take french beans to allotment - done
                        Plant leeks, romanesco, melon - done except melon
                        Pot up broccoli ad calabrese - no
                        Adjust netting on courgette bed to cover turnips only, as courgettes are flowering - done
                        Trim long grass edges near raised beds - done some
                        Weeding and horsetail - done some
                        Deadheading - no
                        Remove more spinach and finished peas - done some spinach
                        Harvest beetroot, lettuce, tomatoes, peas, cauliflower, potatoes, raspberries, strawberries - done except potatoes

                        Tuesday jobs (work permitting)
                        Plant melon
                        Pot up broccoli and calabrese
                        Weeding and horsetail
                        Deadheading
                        Trim more grass edges
                        Harvest tomatoes, potatoes, spinach, raspberries, strawberries
                        A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP. - Leonard Nimoy

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                        • #57
                          Tuesday jobs
                          Plant melon - no
                          Pot up broccoli and calabrese - done
                          Weeding and horsetail - done some
                          Deadheading - done some
                          Trim more grass edges - done some
                          Harvest tomatoes, potatoes, spinach, raspberries, strawberries - done except potatoes, also peas and red currants

                          Also watered everything

                          Wednesday jobs (work and heat permitting)
                          Fill self watering trays
                          Plant melon
                          Cut grass at allotment and finish trimming edges
                          Deadheading
                          Pot up cosmos
                          Finish cutting down spinach
                          Watering
                          Harvest raspberries, strawberries, peas, cauliflower, potatoes, tomatoes
                          Last edited by Penellype; 23-06-2020, 08:04 PM.
                          A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP. - Leonard Nimoy

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                          • #58
                            Wednesday jobs
                            Fill self watering trays - done
                            Plant melon - no, decided it was better left until it isn't so hot
                            Cut grass at allotment and finish trimming edges - done grass and some edges
                            Deadheading - no
                            Pot up cosmos - no
                            Finish cutting down spinach - done some
                            Watering - done
                            Harvest raspberries, strawberries, peas, cauliflower, potatoes, tomatoes - done

                            Also pruned white currant and harvested some of the fruit.

                            Thursday
                            Busy day today and likely to be very hot, so gardening will be limited.
                            Mow lawns
                            Finish cutting down spinach
                            Watering
                            Harvest peas, tomatoes, raspberries, strawberries, red currants
                            A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP. - Leonard Nimoy

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                            • #59
                              Thursday
                              Mow lawns - done plus edges at home
                              Finish cutting down spinach - done
                              Watering - done
                              Harvest peas, tomatoes, raspberries, strawberries, red currants - done plus a cauliflower and a cucumber from my friend's greenhouse

                              Also planted the melon at the allotment as it was desperate

                              Friday (weather permitting)
                              Add self watering inserts to drip trays under carrots
                              Trim long bits of grass at allotment
                              Weeding and horsetail
                              Deadheading
                              (Hide from thunderstorms )
                              Watering if required (unlikely)
                              Harvest peas, salad leaves, raspberries, strawberries, possibly cauliflower, check beans, cherry
                              Check allotment hedges and trim long bits
                              A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP. - Leonard Nimoy

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                              • #60
                                Friday
                                Add self watering inserts to drip trays under carrots - done
                                Trim long bits of grass at allotment - done most
                                Weeding and horsetail - done some
                                Deadheading - done some
                                (Hide from thunderstorms ) - fortunately storms missed York
                                Watering if required (unlikely) - done
                                Harvest peas, salad leaves, raspberries, strawberries, possibly cauliflower, check beans, cherry - done peas, raspberries and strawberries
                                Check allotment hedges and trim long bits - done

                                Weekend jobs
                                Likely to be windy/very windy and wet at times so this may be ambitious

                                At my friend's
                                Feed slugs to chickens
                                Check and tie in tomatoes, cucumbers
                                Plant melons in hotbed
                                Weeding
                                Fill self watering trays
                                Harvest cucumber

                                At allotment
                                Collect rain water
                                Weeding and horsetail
                                Plant leeks, romanesco
                                Water trees in pots unless very wet
                                Harvest cauliflower, raspberries, strawberries, rhubarb, redcurrants, blackcurrants, check peas, courgettes and cherry

                                At home
                                Weeding
                                Deadheading
                                Plant peas, cosmos
                                Harvest salad leaves, peas, strawberries, white currants, framberries, check french beans, tomatoes
                                Freeze excess fruit!
                                A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP. - Leonard Nimoy

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