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RE: Texas gardening (a day in the life)

Well, Pam,
I was out there much of the day, too, but didn't accomplish nearly as much
- but enough.
I moved the last of the 8yds of soil, removed the fabric and forked the bed
- about 12x15 ft.  The maple roots were splayed all flat on the soil
surface beneath the fabric.  Called the guy with the monster tiller - he'll
till it for me Monday.
Then tackled the water situation.  New attachments for the newly naked
spigot.  Then the back spigot's hose reel had an unfixable leak -bad case
of rust - so changed over to a new  hose reel, also with new attachments,
washers, etc.  
Then up to the roof.  The roofer was surprised that I still use an antenna,
but he put it back up - facing in the wrong direction.  Up and down the
ladder for nearly an hour trying to get he darn thing aimed right.  If CBS
is good, NBC is blurry.  If NBC is ok, there is no CBS.  May have to go for
cable one of these days.
Deadhead a long row of peonies b4 the heads fall apart.  Watered and moved
plant sfor next week's MG plant sale.  No end in sight for those maple
seedlings, just keep on pulling them.

> [Original Message]
> From: Pamela J. Evans <gardenqueen@gbronline.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 6/7/2003 10:06:33 PM
> Subject: [CHAT] Texas gardening (a day in the life)
> Well my friends, this is how I spent the day.
> Finished the mulching job I started Fri. afternoon.
> Pine bark along the tree line, cedar mulch everywhere else. Put concrete
> pads under all the pots in the front, some to make them level (had to
> dig up and transplant sod), the rest to keep my pots free of weedeater
> damage plus it looks very neat and orderly now - I like it. Watered all
> the back and side areas plus all of Pat's since she's out of town.
> Sprayed all of the roses and peppers w/ Neem and a touch of kelp for a
> foliar feed. Deadheaded everything that didn't run away from me. Weeded
> half the blasted yard and got all the rest of the dead Queen Annne's
> lace. Started harvesting black hollyhock seed pods. Finished the patio
> bricks out back and set up the chiminea Jesse gave me for Christmas. Lit
> it off and burned some pinon wood - ahhh! Then got my mini-pick out and
> started chopping out the Johnson and dallis grass over-running the
> gravel driveway. Trimmed back all the hackberry branches that kept
> swatting me in the head. Staked the glads. Finished up the area next to
> the gilder w/ white rock scavanged from a friends new home construction.
> Whew.
> not bad for a middle aged broad if I do say so myself - LOL
> --
> Pam Evans
> Kemp TX/zone 8A
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