What's your favorite gardening chore

jungle jas

What's your favorite gardening chore

Post by jungle jas » Fri Feb 21, 2014 7:57 pm

This week I tackled my favorite chore, reducing and thinning the branches on my Eucalyptus tree, a job I have to do every year. Its not that I like swinging about in the branches on a ladder, It's the gorgeous smell as you prune the branches. The smell stays with you for days. What do you enjoy doing. icon_thumright

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karl66
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Re: What's your favorite gardening chore

Post by karl66 » Fri Feb 21, 2014 8:10 pm

I actually enjoy cutting & thinning my grove's of bamboo's, making a note to stop at regular interval's to sip my stella 8)

rburrena

Re: What's your favorite gardening chore

Post by rburrena » Fri Feb 21, 2014 8:14 pm

I like trimming the edge of the lawn after mowing. The garden looks so neat and tidy afterwards. What I like most of all though is planting a new addition. :D Don't know if that counts as a chore.

flounder

Re: What's your favorite gardening chore

Post by flounder » Fri Feb 21, 2014 8:25 pm

What chores? Cheers, I'll have a lager icon_thumleft
I don't find any time in the garden is a chore, so I enjoy the solitude and lose myself in my own thoughts

call

Re: What's your favorite gardening chore

Post by call » Fri Feb 21, 2014 8:38 pm

My favorite chore is buying new plants, its a hard job but somebody's got to do it :lol:

Blairs

Re: What's your favorite gardening chore

Post by Blairs » Fri Feb 21, 2014 8:47 pm

Am opposite to Flounder, I rarely if ever sit and do nothing in the garden I need to be picking, moving, cutting or pottering and like that. Drives my family nuts as I never sit down.

dino

Re: What's your favorite gardening chore

Post by dino » Fri Feb 21, 2014 8:56 pm

Yes but ultimately you've got to be able to sit down, relax and enjoy it surely. Even for a rare BBQ moment?

Blairs

Re: What's your favorite gardening chore

Post by Blairs » Fri Feb 21, 2014 9:14 pm

dino wrote:Yes but ultimately you've got to be able to sit down, relax and enjoy it surely. Even for a rare BBQ moment?
I find it difficult as I always see something that needs doing. I work from home and in the summer often work outside from the patio that and having friends over or eating with the kids, I rarely sit and do nothing out there.

fern Rob

Re: What's your favorite gardening chore

Post by fern Rob » Fri Feb 21, 2014 9:27 pm

call wrote:My favorite chore is buying new plants, its a hard job but somebody's got to do it :lol:
Agree :lol: .
My favourite job in the garden is removing old fronds from Dicksonia antarctica to make show the crown so i can see the croziers unfurl .

call

Re: What's your favorite gardening chore

Post by call » Fri Feb 21, 2014 9:30 pm

Its actually quite a hard job with my Nan, I see a plant that I like and she doesn't think too much of it and vice versa BUT when we see a plant we both like.... :D :D :D

Neil Ziemski

Re: What's your favorite gardening chore

Post by Neil Ziemski » Fri Feb 21, 2014 9:47 pm

Watering, a good opportunity to walk round holding your hose !

kata

Re: What's your favorite gardening chore

Post by kata » Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:07 pm

I like all gardening except weeding,

Today I cut a new border, or at least began. These borders are way to narrow to plant. Then the other border wide enough was full of couch grass so I cleared most of that.

The magic is standing back to look at your labours.

Rain stopped play.

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Re: What's your favorite gardening chore

Post by cheshirepalms » Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:16 pm

Probably watering after a warm summers day, never get tired of looking around the garden in summer. icon_sunny

GREVILLE

Re: What's your favorite gardening chore

Post by GREVILLE » Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:40 pm

Watering and feeding. It's not really a chore, though, as I take my time and examine and enjoy each plant that gets the treatment.

doncasterpalmguy123

Re: What's your favorite gardening chore

Post by doncasterpalmguy123 » Fri Feb 21, 2014 11:15 pm

Not really relevant to exotic gardening but harvest time on the veg patch, seeing what all the hard work for the year has given you. Especially when there are palms just feet away. :lol:

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