Busy dayOn Thursday, I finished painting the tea-house ceiling. Before it'd been bare roofing ply off-cuts, some not full panels, for thirty-two years, (it's only a glorified shed). I added the ceiling spots ten years ago.
Two totally unnecessary jobs....but there you go.
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I mowed the lawn last evening about an hour after I'd had the lawn sprinklers on. The watering tends to make the grass "sit up" when it's really warm and you get a better cut.
Today I gave the little acer at the bottom of the garden a trim. It was getting a bit too big and would eventually dominate that bed.
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Ooo! I coulda been a hairdreser!
The little white hydrangea will get a bit more sun now.
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I also painstakingly removed the dead blossoms from our two tree azaleas. They'll stay here until the spring as they're "doin' nuffin'."
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These are my new £3.99 Aldi pruners I bought a few days ago with the Teflon coated blades (I've three other types),... but there you go.....
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A "feature," is this oiling tool with a felt applicator for the blades after use, which slides into the handle, which I've only just noticed as I didn't read all the blurb on the presentation pack.
Well...It's what you'd expect if you're gonna pay that sort of money isn't it?
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I left the hose running on the roots of our big acer, the azaleas, rhodos and vibernums (photographed back in May in our front garden) for a good half hour. The tree's a "heavy drinker."
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Then the lawn sprinklers went on for fifteen minutes..
The leaky hose that waters the borders from the side of the patio all the way down and round to the wisteria to the left of the tea-house including the bamboo, has been on for two days. (it just makes a dark patch about foot across, no flooding). So I know nothing will be short of water.
No rain forecast in this area from now until at least Thursday.
Gorgeous propertyNothing today as it was golf in the morning and watching tennis on TV in the afternoon plus a bit of watering around 7.00pm.
I did cut the grass for the second time in four days yesterday. Got half a grassbox full off it.
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I also temporarily moved the two wooden troughs with the hebes that usually sit either side of the tea house steps to this bottom step behind the new paved area. They'll get a bit more sun here and my wife can see them from the French windows in the lounge.
I also moved the bird bath to the middle of the patio. The birds seem to prefer it there, being more open, they can't be surprised by a visiting cat.
I sprayed the patio with Wet and Forget with a little hand held pump sprayer on Sunday. It's removed the traces of green algae after three days.
Only took a few minutes, so much easier than using the Karcher. No need for any re-pointing. There was alwas a bit to do after using the jetwash.
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