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Mowing the lawns

June 17, 2022

Drinking Tia Maria on ice until the sun came up. Awake at seven, could not get back to sleep, decided to get up and mow the lawns before it got too hot.

A very hot day, 30C. Highest temperature 33.7 in Suffolk.

Before nine, a cool breeze blowing.

By midday, too hot to garden. Nearly three hours in the garden. Mowing, hoeing, watering, fork compost heap, plant out a sweet peepr.

I have never tried growng pepper. An F1 hybrid. Usually I do not grow F1, the seeds are sterile, or do not grow true. I never save the seeds from peppers, let alone try growing from seeds. An F1 hybrid may be more suited to the climate. All they had in the greengrocer.

A soak in the bath.

On a hot day, hard work, followed by shower of a bath, remain cool for a couple of hours.

Stepping out into the garden like stepping into an oven.

Mowing the lawns

April 17, 2022

Third cut of the season.

Only mowed last Monday, but a pleasant day, therefore mowed the lawns.

Tulips in flower, including black tulips, bluebells come into flower, fruit trees in flower.

Forked compost to lift and aerate.

Mowing the lawns

April 11, 2022

Second cut of the season. Rain expected Tuesday.

Female blackbird digging up worms, not bothered by me.

Forked and lifted up compost heap. Pleased to find large numbers of compost worms. Was this because I had transported from two other heaps?

I ached all over, but at least was not feeling rough later. After effects of coronavirus?

Mowing the lawns

August 16, 2021

Sunday lawns mowed, very little grass cut. Only needs mowing once a week, if that.

As I suspected, courgette plants not looking very happy a few days ago was lack of watering.

Two large courgettes the size of marrows. Needs to pick regularly to prevent this from happening. What I feared, one has cracked. Will eat today. I have an idea how to cook this oversize courgette.

  • PHOTOS Mowing the lawns

Mowing the lawns before thunderstorm

June 16, 2021

Very little grass cut, thunderstorms expected overnight.

Lowering the cut of lawn mower

June 11, 2021

Gardener lowered the cut Saturday last week.

I decided I would try the same.

I first tried a sample cut without lowering, nothing.

Made a big difference. Too short, I am not sure.

Romano peppers I picked up yesterday look ok, tomatoes no.

  • PHOTOS Lowering the cut of lawn mower

Mowing the lawns

May 11, 2021

I am losing track, maybe now six times mowing the lawns.

Mowed on Monday, eight days since last mowed.

It is find days when dry not raining. I had intended Sunday, but must have rained in the night everywhere wet.

No sooner did I start mowing Monday, a heavy rain shower, I was cold, drenched to the skin, but decided to carry on.

Most of the tulips now over. One solitary tulip, was white, now a light pink cum mauve. A few red tulips still in flower.

Raked bed for runner bean, too cold to sow. I also need to spread compost when have dug out old compost heap. Now ideal as soil is wet from days of rain. Before soil was too dry. Spreading compost will help to retain the moisture.

Today, loosen and transferred from old compost heap to new. Pleased to find, as did a few days ago, a thriving colony of compost worms. A few of the compost worms transferred to compost bins in the front garden.

Mowing the lawns

May 2, 2021

Friday, gardener weeded, then later trimmed one of the hedges.

He had put all the weeds on the compost heap. I forked out onto the garden. To be slowly added later

All four compost heaps hedge clippings added.

Today mowed lawns. I think fifth time this year but losing track. Last mowed eight days ago. April very dry, no rain, air so dry, sucking moisture out of the ground. Very little grass cut. But there will be a storm Monday, heavy rain. Mow the lawns before to enable water to soak into the ground.

Sowed grass seed where lawn is looking a little sparse.

Compostable coffee capsules tossed on compost heaps. Will they compost?

A couple, of days ago, reCup from Seven Districts. Will it compost?

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