25 September 2017

Weekend Away

Vicki and I are spending a few days away with my parents. Yesterday was mostly spent in Scarborough a seaside town in Northern England. Above is a picture of Scarborough harbour.

4 April 2017

Hydrangea Pruning Day

Today is to be Hydrangea Pruning Day, two of which are by the Gardeners Cottage. I'm always in two minds on how to Prune these two bushes, do I cut them well down to let more light in to the house or leave them higher to restrict nosey parkers.

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16 March 2017

Moving Grass

I haven't done a live post for a few days now, mainly due to the fact that most of that time has been spent cutting grass. As it was the first proper cut of the year I have given it a good going over and the gardens look better for it. This morning I have had several big heaps of grass cuttings to move as a result of all my hard work. Some have gone on the compost heap and the rest I have put around the Base of shrubs down the avenue.

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13 March 2017

Memorial Garden Rose Pruning

Having seen to the dogs, sheep greenhouse, been for petrol, ‎swept the front drive and harrowed the gravel parking area on the North Front I am now about to start pruning the two rose beds in the memorial gardens.

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Apricot Blossom

One of the important jobs at this time of year for me is to polinate the Apricot Blossom. I do have the doors of the conservatory open provide the weather is decent in the hope of attracting some bees or whatever indoors but there aren't to many around at the moment so around noon I get out the paint brush and tickle the flowers with it.

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9 March 2017

Woodland Daffodils.

Woodland Daffodils spotted during our evening dog walk.

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Steps Cleaning.

I've managed to get the waste ground job finished in good time so I am going to finish the day off by sweeping the back steps to the office. Up until recently these steps h‎Ave been piled high with stone slates so no chance to look after them.

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Wasted

Today I am continuing to clear some waste ground behind the office. I call it waste ground because it's where the builders have been dumping roofing materials and other rubbish for the past few years. I did clear it out once before but as I say this wasn't respected so now I'm back doing it again. Hopefully it will be left alone now on account of the new wedding business that's kicking off this year. I've cleared off most of the Ivy, stones, rotting pieces of wood and now I have some light pruning and finishing touches to do.

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8 March 2017

Potting On

Before I get started on work out in the gardens I need to pot on some Banana plants that I have grown from seeds sown last year.

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