Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Work Book 11th May (Week 19).

See to the sheep
08:00-08:15
Misc
(Field)
Checked and counted the sheep.

See to the greenhouses
08:15-08:45
Glasshouses
1) Water round.
2) Put out the trolley

Taking cuttings
08:45-09:15
Indoors
(Potting Shed)
Took cuttings of Border Princess Dahlia.

Potting on
09:15-10:00
Indoors
(Potting Shed)
Potted on
1) Begonia's grown from seed.
2) A couple of strawberry plants.
Also sowed some sunflower seed and Actaea Alba own seed.


Top dress plants
10:00-10:10
Walled Garden
(East Wall)
Top dressed the roses with Growmore and the fruit with blood fish and bone.

Top dress raspberries
10:10-10:20
Walled Garden
(Veg Garden)
Top dressed with blood fish and bone.

Top dress the gooseberries
10:20-10:30
Walled Garden
(Veg Garden)
Top dressed with blood fish and bone.

Break for tea
10:30-10:50
(Home)

Dig out the artichoke.
10:50-12:45
Walled Garden
(Veg Garden)
Dug out two Artichoke plants as there were to many and erected the supporting wires.

Break for lunch
12:45-13:30
(Home)

Hoe the rose beds
13:30-15:00
Walled Garden
(Memorial Gardens)
Also top dress with bone meal.

Tiding up.
15:00-17:00
Walled Garden
(Lily Pond)
Weeded and forked over the rose borders and generally tidied round.

Cleaned and put away the tools
17:00-17:20
Indoors
(Potting Shed)

See to the greenhouses
17:20-17:30
Glasshouses
Moved some plants from the greenhouse to the conservatory.

Notes
1) fireweedmeadow asked me if I ever found out what was the cause of all the smoke yesterday. Apparently it was some tyres that were burning which would explain the black smoke. That’s all I know really but I think one can assume that they weren't meant to be as such things are not allowed so either someone must have done it deliberately or they caught on fire accidentally somehow.

2) Carol asked me who I originally intended to feature as my Sunday song, well I think the best thing to do is tune back in on Sunday and I will feature that version for you this week.

3) Pam asked how hardy are Wallflowers? Well they are regarded as being very hardy, if you want to know more about them click HERE

2 comments:

Pam said...

Thanks for the link. 5a isn't very hardy by mid-Michigan standards. I will have to think if I have a sheltered sunny spot. I mostly do plants in the 4 zone. We are supposed to be hardy to zone 5b but my experience is that is hit or miss.

Kimmie said...

Hmm, now what is top dressing. I am curious about what it means for raspberries...as we have a hill side of them and maybe this is what we have been missing with them. Honestly, I'd like to get rid of them, as I think they are an eye sore. Alas, my children love to pick them. thanks Bob.

Kimmie
mama to 8
one homemade ad 7 adopted