A few days off

Just wanted to write a quick post before I go back to work tomorrow. I’ve been off since Wednesday (it’s Tuesday today) and have done loads in the garden, plus a few extra bits too. Thursday and Friday mornings were spent studying too, so only 5 actual gardening days. Here’s what still on my list as not done:

  • make video about fruit tree pruning – actually, having thought about it, not sure I’ll bother!
  • blog about pruning – half done and will probably get finished tonight
  • seed sowing – seeds haven’t arrived yet!
  • move pots of tulips – left because it’s a good after work job once the clocks change
  • worm chooks – in progress
  • weed naked garden – left because it’s a good after work job once the clocks change
  • prune fig – need to look up the instructions first!
  • dig comfrey bed – half done
  • mulch comfrey bed – after digging, obviously
  • weed herb bed – left because it’s a good after work job once the clocks change
  • plant holly

So not much left on there. Here’s what I did do:

  • organise seed packet collection – sounds odd but I’m saving my seed packets to use as wallpaper on the downstairs toilet door! But they were scattered all over the place – now neat and tidy in a box
  • updated calendar in line with kitchen one and my husband’s plans
  • survey for university – might win £250 amazon voucher!
  • turned last year’s calendula harvest into calendula oil – just need to print some pretty labels
  • survey for Co-op
  • pruned and mulched the roses
  • several trips to the tip
  • experimented with kale chips – don’t bother!
  • coppiced poplar and ash trees
  • made video tour of garden – see Home on the Hill on YouTube
  • went to garden centre and bought grit, seed potatoes, onion and shallot sets
  • bought some new Felco secateurs
  • updated this blog!
  • pruned all the clematis
  • tidied courtyard
  • weeded courtyard
  • regular car maintenance – checked oil and stuff
  • 2 sessions of grass strimming and didn’t kill any frogs!
  • some admin – bills, pension etc

So all in all, I’m pretty pleased with that – picked a great weekend for the weather too! Back to work tomorrow and Friday, studying again on Thursday. Huge bonfire planned for Saturday.

About Home on the Hill

Organic gardening, chook keeping, permaculture, knitting, sewing, cooking, in lovely Warwickshire in the English midlands.
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