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Friday, 1 July 2016

GBMD: What are we doing?


I loved the blackboard we saw on our recent visit to Helmsley Walled Garden. It's a neat, humourous version of the usual "what's looking good at the moment?" often seen at the entrance of various National Trust properties. I like that it acknowledges the hard work needed to keep a garden looking good, for now and the future.

What are you doing in your garden this week? I'm still catching up with the post-holiday weeding!

And what are you wondering or swooning over?

17 comments:

  1. Weeding, weeding, weeding about sums it up!

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  2. And again, weeding, weeding, weeding!

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  3. Ha ha - we all seem to be wedding, weeding, weeding!

    Great sign isn't it?

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  4. Me too, weeding, catching up on sleep, weeding, possibly planting in between ;-) my potting shed has a (gifted) small blackboard with note to non gardening OH re planting up peppers and herbs for the greenhouse. He's not getting to put a tick in the box until he's done both ha-ha He's in training ;-)

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    1. I like the idea of a small blackboard for the potting shed... I'll have to tidy mine up first though ;)

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  5. Lawn mowing, weeding, slug-wrestling & a smelling the roses

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    1. We seem to be omitting the lawn mowing at the moment Alison. NAH has started referring to 'the meadow'...

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  6. Looking at the garden which desperately needs weeding, wishing I had time for weeding and then going in to sort out the kids... :-(

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    1. It can be tough when the world is racing by - I've taken to installing a rule that I have to pull at least 1 weed every time I venture outside. Little and often seems to be working at home. On the other hand... being further away, the allotment weeds are getting away too!

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  7. It winters very. Heavy rain. Bitterly cold. But tomorrow ... hope to get back to pruning and tidying.

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    1. Of course, it's winter where you are Diana. We've just waved goodbye to some friends from Oz who've been staying with us. They said our poor summer's made them feel like they're getting a double winter this year!

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  8. A comment that I made earlier seems not to have materialised so this is a test.

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    1. Thanks for persisting Sue, much appreciated :)

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  9. That worked so here is my commrent again
    Sowing
    Planting
    Picking strawberries
    Ducking between rain showers

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    1. We've been ducking between those showers too. Fingers crossed for some better weather this week!

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  10. Weeding paths, deadheading and cutting back. Everything is growing big and seems to be taking over

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    1. Those are on my list for when I get back from Hampton Court Margaret. Hope you've managed to make headway with yours this weekend.

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