|Spotted orchids naturalised in the lawns and flowering|
because they haven't been cut in ages!
I spent Saturday morning weed killing while David and the younger two started strimming the lawns and raking the grass up. Once I'd finished weed killing, I pitched in with the strimming and raking. Once an area was strimmed down to a manageable height the lawn mower did the rest and we have cut and edged lawns once more. A normal grass cut takes Jamie three hours as there is so much of it. This time it took 8 hours, a strimmer, lawn mower, two rakes, a barrow and five people. But the job is done and hopefully we can keep on top of it until we move in six weeks.
|Some of my pelargonium collection moved |
out of the big greenhouse for crating up
On Sunday after a lovely long lie with bagels and coffee for breakfast, David and Adam started moving plants potted to go up from the greenhouse area to the top of the garden. I emptied more plants out the wee greenhouse and crated them up ready to move. After lunch we started to de construct the wee greenhouse. Again team effort at EM gets lots of work done with humour and banter and rewards in the shape of take away later in the week.
|De constructing the wee greenhouse|
|And Lo yonder awaits the big greenhouse,|
a jungle still to be tackled and dismantled!
|Bagged and crated ready to move|
|Bracken kills a potato he found in the compost heap|
|Even mechanics have problems with bolts|
|Greenhouse plants move out|
|Its a fiddly job but a bit of swearing and hammer usually help|
|Open top greenhouse|
|Some of the words floating on the air included |
damn bl**dy feffing bolts, damn gardeners,
f ffffff for goodness sake, etc
|The greenhouse bench becomes a work bench|