Friday, 14 August 2009

A Phone Call To The Farmer.

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: 12C
Temp High: 24C
Rainfall: 0mm
Cont. Days Without Rain: 2
Dry Days This Month: 8
Wind Level For The Day 13
Pressure: 994.6
Weather: Mostly overcast..

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 14/08/2009 08:00
Fri 14/08/2009 08:20
20 minutes
1) Checked and counted.
2) Phoned the farmer to tell him a couple of sheep had the maggots.
See to the bins
Misc
Fri 14/08/2009 08:30
Fri 14/08/2009 09:00
30 minutes
Put back the black bins and put out the tubbies.

See to the swimming pool
Misc
Fri 14/08/2009 09:00
Fri 14/08/2009 10:00
1 hour
Connect the pump and heater and put on the covers.

Break for tea
Home
Misc
Fri 14/08/2009 10:00
Fri 14/08/2009 10:20
20 minutes

See to the swimming pool
Misc
Fri 14/08/2009 10:20
Fri 14/08/2009 10:50
30 minutes
Putting Chlorine etc. in the pool.

Remove weeds from wall top
Main Garden
Fri 14/08/2009 10:50
Fri 14/08/2009 11:30
40 minutes

Sweep drive
Main Drive
Public Gardens
Fri 14/08/2009 11:30
Fri 14/08/2009 12:00
30 minutes

Sweep paths and hard surfaces
Main Garden
Fri 14/08/2009 12:00
Fri 14/08/2009 12:15
15 minutes

Sweep all paths and hard area's
Walled Garden
Fri 14/08/2009 12:15
Fri 14/08/2009 12:30
15 minutes

Clean filter on the pump
Lily Pond
Walled Garden
Fri 14/08/2009 12:30
Fri 14/08/2009 12:45
15 minutes

Break for lunch
Home
Misc
Fri 14/08/2009 12:45
Fri 14/08/2009 13:30
45 minutes

Pot on busy lizzies
Glasshouses
Fri 14/08/2009 13:30
Fri 14/08/2009 14:30
1 hour

Pot on tumbler tomatoes
Glasshouses
Fri 14/08/2009 14:30
Fri 14/08/2009 15:00
30 minutes
Potted in to a hanging basket

Dead head anything in need
Glasshouses
Fri 14/08/2009 15:00
Fri 14/08/2009 16:00
1 hour

Water round
Glasshouses
Fri 14/08/2009 16:00
Fri 14/08/2009 16:45
45 minutes
Watered and fed with Chempak high potash liquid feed.

Pick up rubbish
Walled Garden
Fri 14/08/2009 16:45
Fri 14/08/2009 17:00
15 minutes
From pond and veg garden.

Harrow the gravel
North Front
Public Gardens
Fri 14/08/2009 17:00
Fri 14/08/2009 17:30
30 minutes

COMMENTS FROM THE POTTING
Jim No I didn’t time to visit any places like that when I was walking also I would probably have got thrown out as I was like a mobile bog most of the time. Haddon Hall is a place I visited once, its near to my home village.
Jeanette Next year if I can get a few more fruit on the tree (More than my boss can easily count) I will be trying one or two for myself you can be sure.

2 comments:

fireweedmeadow said...

I must say, I really like how you structure your blog posts with the daily photo, work journal, and notes. I think it works very well. I had often wondered, when I passed through such places on my travels, what it would be like to be a gardener at a beautiful estate . . . now I know! How many gardeners work at Haddon Hall, or is it just you?

Bob said...

Fireweedmeadow The Apricots are grown in the conservatory so are protected from the worst of the elements although by all accounts they can be grown outdoors, especially if you have a warm wall to grow them against, you would have to protect the early blossom against any frost though. When I get the peach tree it will go against a warm wall outdoors as they are a touch hardier I believe. I’m glad you find my blog good to navigate. I do it this way then if you just prefer to read what I’ve been doing, maybe as a reference to what you could be doing in your own garden, or if you leave a comment and want to find what me answer is it’s easy to find without having to wade through a load of words that don’t really interest you or don’t have time for. As for how many gardens I work with there is just me and my Tommy who tends to be a bit of a part timer and also as you will see from the notes above I don’t garden at Haddon Hall but at a different big house. I can’t say where or give details as its privately owned so I am limited to pictures of my work rather than showing off the gardens or property.