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Gloomy Day Jobs Outdoors

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While England has been basking in the Sunshine, we (not unusually) have been under a thick blanket of damp greyness. So today I caught up on the tedious jobs. I sprayed my patio and slabs everywhere with Algon to kill all the moss and Algae. I also cleaned some duckweed out of the pond. Then I got the water-feature out of winter storage, gave it a good clean, and a respray with some brown paint. You can still see some of the original grey, but I think that gives a more natural effect.

I shan’t turn it back on until its properly dry.

Inspired by Angela’s mini fishpond, I used a plastic pot with no drainage holes to make a mini pond. It probably won’t last long, but you never know. Sometimes I just like faffing to give me more time outdoors!

Hope everyone is well and staying at home. Stay safe dear friends! K :)

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Well done,K...I've been doing similar jobs but in sunshine.poor
you having that gloomy weather...I think we are due for it in a few days.
Beginning to feel slightly down with this self isolation...the garden is such a refuge isn't it? Happy gardening x

27 Mar, 2020

 

Hi Julia. Yes, the self-isolation is hard for most people. I don’t mind it myself. To be honest, its pretty much business as usual. Its only when I am forced to go to the supermarket that I realise how dreadful the world is right now.

27 Mar, 2020

 

Well done Karen, but I’m sorry about the gloom. We’ve been so lucky with mild sunshine this week that I’ve enjoyed a few gardening jobs, and even rested on a sunny bench yesterday. I have just potted up 30 seedlings from Sarah Raven, so now the greenhouse is full, and I have run out of 9cm pots!

27 Mar, 2020

 

I am so envious. All this lovely weather and I have to stay indoors. A week ago I stayed in the garden in a very cold wind with only a fleece waistcoat. (Well you know what I mean...)Next day I had a bad chest - my own fault- but if I venture out it starts up again.
So well done all you sensible people who have been getting on with things...

27 Mar, 2020

 

Oh Stera..poor you. It is important to keep warm outdoors, and this time of year is very tricky. We are due for some arctic weather this weekend, so you won’t be missing out. Stay in and keep warm! X

27 Mar, 2020

 

Karen, I like the idea of creating a mini pond too. I shall see what I can find!

Stera, so sorry you are suffering. Stay warm and cosy and get well soon.

I think we will all need to stay warm and cosy when the very cold winds arrive.

27 Mar, 2020

 

a good set of jobs done then Karen. It is a pity about your weather.
We have had a very cold wind today but glorious sunshine and I only managed 3hrs clearing couch grass; too cold. The rest of the afternoon was spent trying to sort out daughter's stuff downstairs while she sorted clothes upstairs. 3 big boxes sorted and in the loft. We are getting there slowly.

27 Mar, 2020

 

Sorry to hear about the gloomy weather you had, Karen, but at least some of the jobs you were saving for a rainy day have now been done!

Some of the jobs we have been putting off (for a rainy day) got done during this last week. I spent most of my time redecorating the kitchen - we had planned on doing the long passageway & the entrance in our flat but they shut the shops down before we could go & get more paint & lining paper to do it. Now who knows when it will get done?

27 Mar, 2020

 

Hmmm...thanks everyone. It seems we are all catching up with jobs, both indoors and out. We are about to sand a big patch-up job in our study wall and then Scott can get to repaint it....if he can get any paint! The sun has come out today but it is brrrr! I managed to get a few photos and pulled up a handful of young cleavers.

28 Mar, 2020

 

Spent many years working around Scotland and yep it does get more than its fair share of rain for such a lovely country, my other favourite place is the Lake District which probably comes a close second in the rainfall stakes. Been really nice down the south west this last week so a bit lucky there. Water feature looks nice can’t beat the sound of running water whilst sat outside on a nice peaceful evening, also good for the tinnitus as well :) :)

28 Mar, 2020

 

It’s certainly been an excellent time for getting all the horrid jobs out of the way......was about to paint the three sheds today.......but! the weather has changed dramatically.....so cold.....will wait now...
Pleased our mini pond has proved popular with you and others......ideal in a smaller garden....

28 Mar, 2020

 

Good move Angela...its so, so cold out there!

28 Mar, 2020

 

I think we are getting this weather in the next few days ! Its a shock to the system after a week of mild sunny weather. It is definitely colder now. I love your water feature Karen.

30 Mar, 2020

 

Thank you Rose! :)

30 Mar, 2020

 

All essential work Karen and I imagine that only very extreme weather keeps you out of your beautiful garden.

1 Apr, 2020

 

Thanks Phyl. So far today I have moved a climbing shrub and removed two tree stumps (my work-out for today). :) Off out again in a moment to move another shrub.

1 Apr, 2020

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