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Greenhouse tidied up again!

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I set about the greenhouse first thing today. Removed all the foliage from the tomatoes and cut away all the flowering shoots. Now all I have is fruit that hopefully will ripen. If we get a couple more days like today it will…but that’s a little unlikely. Only time will tell. But right now they look so pretty, like jewels hanging down over the shelf….

Removed the sweet peas from outside of the greenhouse. They were going to seed and had such short stems they were pretty useless for vases. Time to let them go. Then I set about ‘weedy corner’. I removed the blueberry bushes which haven’t grown or flowered at all this year. The soil was bone dry. not a good spot for them. So they are now in pots.

And the Chilean Guava too. I put it in my new planter that Scott made for me this week.

And the strawberries came out too, and went in to one of the raised planters outside the greenhouse. We’ve had three fruit off them so far this year….pathetic. Maybe they’ll do better in the planter, but its been the weather. They are covered in flowers…two months too late.

So, all that’s left in weedy corner now is a plum tree, a few perennials and some wild strawberries. I shall remove the rest of the weeds, put down a membrane and cover it with chippings. Then replant the perennials and strawberries. Not only will this keep the weeds down, but it will also keep the moisture in a bit. And I might plant a few nice hellebores in there too, as it’s a shady spot.

Back to the greenhouse….I brought some plants in from outdoors,

…and as you can see, I have seedlings of biennials which I set very late. Hopefully they will make some growth in time to be planted out before the first frosts arrive. Mostly Wallflowers and sweet Williams.

It’s nice to have a bit more room to move in the greenhouse again. And when I’d done all of that, I went and lay in my hammock and read my book for a couple of hours of absolute bliss! :))

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Busy bee aren't you. I removed more leaves from my tomatoes the other day and took the tops out.

6 Sep, 2015

 

All looking very neat and tidy again Karen. Please, what is the plant with the blue flowers on the right of your second GH photo?
It's hard to think it won't belong before we're fleecing up for winter and we've had such a poor summer it will make the winter seem even longer (sigh!)

6 Sep, 2015

 

Looking good Karen. What's my table and chair doing in your greenhouse!
My tomatoes were so late ripening we've now got a glut. You have got a lot done today and deserved your couple of hours in the hammock. I see you have a lemon growing nicely there. Not a sign of any on mine . It's been too cool outside where I stood it while we've been away. Maybe it will buck up when I bring it back into the conservatory.
Th summer certainly fizzled out here this year.

6 Sep, 2015

 

Thanks DAwn!

Julia...that's the Hibiscus syriacus 'Blue Bird'. It's been ouside for the last couple of weeks, but I decided to put it back inside because the wind was wrecking it. Yes, the winter is not welcome this year is it. We need to find positives to make it bearable. Frosty mornings...no crowds in the Country Park....Geese overhead.....Stews and Soups....books to read....I'm trying so hard here! lol! The weather was so beautiful today and it only served to emphasise what I've missed this year. So sad. :( But what can we do eh? I wouldn't move abroad...there's nowhere like the UK when the sun shines.

Yes, it is your furniture HB, I've noticed that before! I'm ever so pleased...there are lots of baby lemons on my tree. This is the payback for the back-breaking work of hand pollinating it with a make-up brush in the spring! Certainly nothing to do with the weather. The poor plant has suffered and struggled on my patio for the past three months. It must be so pleased to be back indoors! Thanks for looking in :)

6 Sep, 2015

 

Oooh blimey.....I haven't tidied mine.Its a right mess......
I think of that as a winter job! U are obviously a lot more organised than me!

6 Sep, 2015

 

Wow, Karen. They are amazing!

6 Sep, 2015

 

Well done. I too like productive days like these

6 Sep, 2015

 

Well done you, everything looking tidy again, at least you have lemons, not one on ours, you could always make chutney with the tomatoes.......

7 Sep, 2015

 

Yes, I might make some green tomato chutney eventually DD, but so far I've been making fresh pasta sauce and freezing it for later....well, I say for later, but we seem to be eating it all!

7 Sep, 2015

 

Oh Stop It!!!!...... I only have one and a half shelves sorted in my top house as of yet, I am short on energy at the moment so a bit behind, lol....
I made a start on Sunday as I was feeling relatively normal and we did have a really warm few hours, ( my succulents will need to go back in soon for winter) have to say I did enjoy doing it though, it gave me a real boost....

8 Sep, 2015

 

Yes, my succulents are soon heading indoors too LL. I have one of my Echeveria in the Pod and I'm going to keep in in there this winter. I hope it will be ok, but the Pearl of Nurmburg is supposed to be hardy in well-drained soil.

8 Sep, 2015

 

Cool nights here now Karen. Down to single figures. The wind has been nippy too these last few days, an Indian Summer was forecast but no sign yet but Thursday should be warm. I dread the winter but like you say, we have to stay positive. I use the time to plan plants for the next year and give the family lots of home made meals and cakes baked in my wood burning stove, the ovens cooks a treat.

8 Sep, 2015

 

You have an oven in your wood burner? Wow! That sounds amazing! I have just started the whole 'cooking stews and soups' routine again, and we have our log burner going today. It's been freezing here. But I did buy a nice little succulent arrangement today which I will put in the greenhouse later. That cheered me.

9 Sep, 2015

 

Karen your little succulent is doing fine.......we have had over 10 days of hot sunny weather here, ever since we returned from France 28 degrees in the conservatory with the door open!! and beautiful blue skies, how lucky is that? and long may it continue....

10 Sep, 2015

 

.....sob.......;)

10 Sep, 2015

 

Oh sorry to go on, colder today and rainy.......

13 Sep, 2015

 

Oh no! :)

13 Sep, 2015

 

Oh yes lots of rain, but when the sun came out yesterday it was really warm more like march and April, what with the winds swirling around damaging the odd loose branch, still used to that, living by the sea....

16 Sep, 2015

 

We have had a lovely week so far too. I hope it continues, I love warm autumnal days. I would have laid in the hammock today if I hadn't been too busy shopping and meeting friends and planting stuff!

16 Sep, 2015

 

So pleased to hear you have had some good weather, you certainly deserve it.....

16 Sep, 2015

 

Yes, we are now on our third day....tHIRD! Three in a row!! Hasn't happened since Scott's June week off work!

17 Sep, 2015

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