Garden Diary 2016

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Key events in the garden (2016)

  • Feb 22: Seeds sown for greenhouse chilies
  • Feb 24: Gardener fells the magnolia that was damaged by snowfall last year and prunes the willow tree
  • Mar 19: First family workday in the garden; pruned the apple espalier and started the spring cleaning
  • Mar 27: Chilies re-potted  and tomatoes sown
  • Apr 1: Rose hedge trimmed (down to 30-40 cms, significantly shorter than previous years)
  • Apr 9: First Rhododendron blooming (Cilpinense)
  • Some weeks with cold and uninspiring weather,
  • Apr 28: First lawn mowing
  • May 1: Moved Hamamelis to new spot on house’ north side
  • May 7: Prepared greenhouse, laid potatoes, moved white canadense to (hopefully) better spot and Pieris to new spot
  • May 8: Chilies and tomatoes moved to greenhouse; Raised bed prepared for sowing
  • Jun 30: First potatoes ready
  • Jul 4: Berries are ripe
  • Aug 4: Wisteria pruned
  • Oct 20: Lawn mowed for the last time
  • Nov 12: Planted crabapple, magnolias, syringa and forsythias

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