Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Prep for Winter weather

Now that the first frosts have arrived, it was time to tidy up the greenhouse of old dead plants, remove weeds and empty the green waste buckets, nice and sunny and warm in the greenhouse, so a nice day to do it.

The exterior garden hose, all wrapped up and disconnected from the tap, stowed in the greenhouse. The water supply to the exterior tap is now isolated to stop any freeze damage in the event of extreme cold this winter.

All our dahlias have given months of flowers of unusually large blooms, lots still flowering, so dead headed them all and hope they keep flowering a bit longer.

Tuesday, 2 October 2018

Hedge cutting

Annual hedge cutting done for yet another year, used a pair of hand shears, so arms and shoulders ache. Looks a lot tidier and ready for the winter.