Monday, 17 August 2009

Conservatory (Week 33).

MY CASTLE HOWARD PICTURE FOR TODAY

TODAYS WEATHER READINGS
So that I can post the readings on the same day as the blog post they are of the previous 24 hours up to 6 pm today.
Temp Low: 15C
Temp High: 24C
Rainfall: 1mm
Cont. Days Without Rain: 0
Dry Days This Month: 9
Wind Level For The Day 27
Pressure: 997.5
Weather: Mostly sunny after a damp start..

2009 Highs & Lows
Min for the year: -5 C (4th February)
Max for the year: 35 C (1st July)
Most rain in 24 hours: 39mm (5th June)

MY WORK BOOK

See to the sheep
Field
Misc
Mon 17/08/2009 08:00
Mon 17/08/2009 08:20
20 minutes
Checked and counted the sheep.

See to the greenhouses
Glasshouses
Mon 17/08/2009 08:20
Mon 17/08/2009 08:45
25 minutes
Watered round.

Watering and feeding
South Front
Main Garden
Mon 17/08/2009 08:45
Mon 17/08/2009 09:30
45 minutes
Watered and fed the Petunia’s in the wall borders.

Spraying
Veg garden
Walled Garden
Mon 17/08/2009 09:30
Mon 17/08/2009 10:00
30 minutes
Sprayed potatoes for blight.

Dead head sweet peas
Walled Garden
Mon 17/08/2009 10:00
Mon 17/08/2009 10:30
30 minutes

Break for tea Home
Misc
Mon 17/08/2009 10:30
Mon 17/08/2009 10:50
20 minutes

Tidy up
The Long Walk
Walled Garden
Mon 17/08/2009 10:50
Mon 17/08/2009 12:45
115 minutes
Hoe and rake the gravel and trim back the Ivy.

Break for lunch
Misc
Mon 17/08/2009 12:45
Mon 17/08/2009 13:30
45 minutes

Tidy up
The Long Walk
Walled Garden
Mon 17/08/2009 13:30
Mon 17/08/2009 16:45
3.25 hours
1) Edged the grass and Ivy around the trees.

2) Took out any large weeds from the gravel.
3) Raked the gravel.

4) Weeded around the back of the trees.

5) Raked and weeded the gravel around the potting shed.

Dead head the dahlia's
Long Border & Memorial Beds
Walled Garden
Mon 17/08/2009 16:45
Mon 17/08/2009 17:10
25 minutes

Hoeing
Long Border
Walled Garden
Mon 17/08/2009 17:10
Mon 17/08/2009 17:25
15 minutes

Clean and put away the tools
Potting Shed
Mon 17/08/2009 17:20
Mon 17/08/2009 17:35
15 minutes

NOTES
Tonight I’m going to show you a standard Fuchsia I have growing in the conservatory, can anyone see anything a bit unusual about it?

A closer look at the flowers.


COMMENTS FROM THE POTTING
Merle It’s not like me to be so speedy. I’ve seen a lot of film stars not weathered half so well!
Weaver Of Grass Hope the carpet went down okay, hopefully you will get a couple of days nice weather now as apparently we’re having another two day summer this week.
Jeanette I did just that, I watched the V8 Supercar race from Sandown, I think it was from a couple of weeks ago. We get it a week late here and then I recorded it so that’s why I was a bit slow at watching it. It was a good race except those darn Holden’s won LOL!

2 comments:

Jeanette said...

Gday Bob , Love the wrought iron gate at Howards Castle.
AWWWW You make me jealous when I see this beautiful Fuchsia with 2 different flowers on it and mine are looking very poorly, mine are just starting to come to life by showing few small new shoots . nearly time to give them a tidy up..cheerio for now jen..

fireweedmeadow said...

What neat and tidy borders! Meticulous workmanship, I must say. L.