Friday, 7 August 2009

A Great Garden Feature.

MY HADDON HALL 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: 14C
Temp High: 29C
Rainfall: 20mm
Cont. Days Without Rain: 0
Dry Days This Month: 3
Wind Level For The Day 1
Pressure: 1002.4
Weather: Started off wet but turned out warm and sunny in the afternoon.

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
Fri 07/08/2009 08:00
Fri 07/08/2009 08:20
20 minutes
Checked and counted the sheep

See to the greenhouse
Glasshouses
Fri 07/08/2009 08:20
Fri 07/08/2009 08:40
20 minutes
1) had a quick look round.
2) Sprayed against Whitefly.

Potting up
Potting Shed
Fri 07/08/2009 08:40
Fri 07/08/2009 09:00
20 minutes
Potted on several Fuchsia's

Potting on
Potting Shed
Fri 07/08/2009 09:00
Fri 07/08/2009 10:00
1 hour
Potted on the Winter/Spring Pansies. I ended up with 150 plants.

Potted on the melons
Potting Shed
Fri 07/08/2009 10:00
Fri 07/08/2009 10:30
30 minutes

Planted the melons into their final pots. This is a bit late really but they took a while to get going and then I got a bit busy so they got a bit neglected.

Break for tea
Home
Misc
Fri 07/08/2009 10:30
Fri 07/08/2009 10:50
20 minutes

Clearing up the hedge cuttings
Memorial Garden
Walled Garden
Fri 07/08/2009 10:50
Fri 07/08/2009 12:45
115 minutes
Raked up and carted away the hedge cuttings, put them on the compost heap, not sure if that's a good thing to do or not.

Break for lunch
Home
Misc
Fri 07/08/2009 12:45
Fri 07/08/2009 13:30
45 minutes
Finished clearing up the hedge cuttings
Rose garden
Walled Garden
Fri 07/08/2009 13:30
Fri 07/08/2009 14:40
70 minutes

Mowing
The Green
Public Gardens
Fri 07/08/2009 14:40
Fri 07/08/2009 16:30
110 minutes
Cut all the rough grass.

Watering
Glasshouses
Fri 07/08/2009 16:30
Fri 07/08/2009 17:15
45 minutes
Watering in the greenhouses then there won’t be anything much needs doing over the weekend unless we have a heat wave.

Clean and put away the tools
Potting Shed
Fri 07/08/2009 17:15
Fri 07/08/2009 17:30
15 minutes

NOTES
I don’t know why I’ve suddenly developed the urge to own an old tractor, something from the late 70s to early 80s so tonight I’ve been indulging myself, some might call wasting time, looking at old tractors for sale on various websites. It’s okay, I’m not going to come over all rash and go out and buy one or anything, I was just window shopping. I have no practical use for any kind of tractor these days let alone anywhere to keep it, unless of course I could convince Vicki that they make great garden features!

COMMENTS FROM THE POTTING
Emily well it’s good to see you back and I will try my best to keep the world turning.

5 comments:

Jeanette said...

Gday Bob, Love the Picture today its so old world with the Ivy creeping in all directions over Hadden Hall.
My word a lot of cleaning up after trimming the hedges, I thought the hedges looked large Thanks for measuring size, A guess would have been good enough, I thought you would just wheel away and store the scaffold for further use.A pain in the Butt having to dismantle every time you use it.
Take care Bob have a good weekend..

Tea and Margaritas in My Garden said...

Hi Bob!

It`s been so long since my last visit and things have changed at your blog :)
Are you the gardener for Haddon Hall?
The Haddon Hall pictures are something new.

tea
xo

EB said...

Fantstic idea! - the tractor. It's clear what you should do with it: set up in business for weddings, and funerals. And then Vicki can do the flowers :)

Merle said...

Hi Bob ~~ Sorry I haven't been around for a while. time just gets away. It even occurred to me to do
a work time sheet similar to yours
to see where my time goes!!!
It is hard to realise how large the estate is ~ with those amazing hedges and 150 pansies and various
garden plots. It must be huge.
Thanks for your comment about the huge Lilly-Pilly trees. The washing
gets drier, and the little purple berries used to be dropped over my yard, and so many grew. and the garden should thrive. I love most trees, but these 2 were right against my fence, so I am glad
they are gone. Regards, Merle.

Bob said...

Jeanette
Other estate workers use the scaffolding so it gets dismantled and stored in the barn ready for the next person to use. I doubt I will have any use for it until this time next year.

Tea
No I’m not the gardener at Haddon Hall, I just include a picture of somewhere else each day if I can as there are only so many pictures I can show of where I work.

Emily
That’s an interesting idea, the beauty of a tractor is you can hitch up any amount of different trailers so we would only need the one tractor with a variety of themed trailers! Can you see Bob in a suit though!!!

Merle
I’m pleased someone found the link interesting. I really believe that the only losers in life are the ones that give up without trying. Even if you fail in what you’re doing the fact that you tried makes you a winner in my eyes. The garden I look after isn’t massive but there is enough work to keep me busy in all seasons. I’m sure I do more than I really need but I’ve always liked to do my best. Also it isn’t like going to work, as long as a do a good job the boss seems happy to let me get on with it so it’s more like spending the day in my own garden than going to work – and I get paid for it as well!