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Morning Sue & Puncdoc. Yes it's going to be a scorcher.
Happy to announce the arrival of a flower head on the Cosmos purity
Have a great day all.
Good morning all Whaat! More Spam??? Well done Sue! Beat me to it!
Busy day ahead as we're out all of tomorrow - shopping, housew*rk, Ir*ning, GARDENING!!! So, one more coffee then up and at 'em!!!
Snap KEF,first heads on Cosmos purity yesterday,the plants are enormous,looking forward to seeing them all in flower.
Very hot already,off to do morning watering rounds in a minute,think it is going to be too hot to do much today.
Picked recurrants at Mum,s yesterday.6lb of fruit and still quite a bit more to go,from one fairly large bush,will help her again this evening,have banned her from picking any during the day in this heat.
Stay cool everyone,and enjoy resting in the garden.
Morning Dove & Gilly, back indoors as too warm in summer dressing gown!
We are off to Mum's to do her watering, like you Gilly we've banned Mum from doing o/s in this heat. Heat wave warning for Yorkshire, think I've been asleep and dreamed the last 37 yrs and we're back in the Summer of 1976..might be a song in that.
Morning all lovely morning garden watered had tea & toast now going to pick up daughters car from the garage then drop off sons car at another garage as hes off to London till next Weds for his work. Then it will be garden, garden and more garden till am back to work on Tuesday got a border to do and plant can't wait to see how it turns out have a good day all.
Oooh, Summer of '76, living in the country with a brand new baby - too hot for her, she wore just a nappy and was parked in a shady room next to big open windows to keep cool - too hot for toddler to play in the garden until we put up the big family tent, raised the sides and put a paddling pool inside.
A bit later in the summer baby was waking for a feed about 4ish so I'd feed her then pop her in the pram and we'd go for a walk down the lane in the cooler morning air while the world was waking up - picked baskets full of wild mushrooms every morning - filled the freezer with them
Good. Morning everyone
Hot already but forecast to be 82. Better and slightly cooler on the coast though
Picking blackcurrants every day now. Don't net them but if I pick those that are ready I can beat the birds to them.
No gardenIng today.....
Watch out for that hot sun today folks.....it will burn. You guys aren't used to it as we hardy cornish folk are!
Was up nice and early to do some watering, nice and cool outside and blasted with heat inside. Guess my cottage is acting like a storage heater now.
friend said back in the winter its actually better to keep heating on and its less to run that way since your maintaining a temperature rather than heating as such. hmm still not convinced on that one.
Dove, I had a baby in the summer of 76 too! She was born in March. I bought a paddling pool that we used to lie in under the copper beech tree. Once we went to the clinic and she was the only baby in a sundress with no blanket. The health visitor was taking blankets off all the babies in prams! In the 80°s!
Blackest, that's what my plumber says. Leave the heating on all the time in winter because if the house gets chilled the boiler will have to work harder to heat it up again. But I have a house with very thick stone walls which is nice and cool in summer, but gets very cold in winter.
Morning all. Hot again here already so won't get much done other than basics- too hot for me Makes me sleepy rather than preventing me sleeping. Meant to be cooler today but the forecast this morning said no so won't be able to do much outside. May get some painting done- outside of fence still to do if I can stand the heat!
blackest I think that's the reasoning- you're not letting the house get to such a low temperature that it uses lots of energy getting back up to speed. That's the theory anyway! With older stone houses anyway. My last house was like that- Victorian sandstone -and like a fridge during the night, so the boiler had to use far more energy to heat the house up and it took forever to feel warm. Keeping it at a reasonable level means it's using less overall.
Gilly that's a lot of redcurrants- do you make jelly with them?
Dovefromabove that sounded like heaven
Morning everyone....woke up in pain pulled or strained something in my neck and the pain is running down between my shoulder blades. Said I'd help someone hack...I mean prune...a laurel back on sunday don't think I will be able to and need to get better for work next week. No work no pay!!!!
BL we were posting at the same time there! It's the thick stone walls that make the difference isn't it? Some of our windowsills were about 2' deep as that was the depth of the walls.
addict- not funny when that happens. Backs can be a pain - literally- when they don't work properly and it's very frustrating. Hope you're better soon.
Morning everyone on another beautiful day. Just right outside at the mo so am going to pop my 3 ground cover plants in before the temperature rises.
Dove, I thnk you may have to pass your 'Head Girl' badge over to Sue re the ads!
Update on son, now home, some discomfort which he's going to have to put up with for 2 weeks but, on the whole feeling not too bad. It's done, that's the main thing. Can't thank you all enough for your kind wishes.
Sorry to hear about your injury Addict and I hope you manage to get it sorted by Monday. Sympathise with the no work, no pay! Son in same position so you can imagine what a relief it was when it was a 2 week job, rather than 6!
MrsG - Sounds like your son had a great time at his new school and made quite an impression. You too!! I wish him well for September. Such a big step and you're such a proud mum.
Summer of '76. Swanage beach. First of many years we holidayed there. I was up and down like a yoyo. Trying to keep a 13month old covered or out of the sun was quite a problem especially as he had walked since 9 months. He just kept taking off as fast as his little legs could carry him. Caused much amusement amongst other holiday makers seeing this tiny little thing, haring off with me chasing after him. Happy memories. He is now the 39 year old. Still a pain in the neck.
Well, this won't get anything done. Hope Woody is successful today and everyone has a good day. We must remember these days for when we are sitting moaning about the weather, which we surely will.
Walking around the garden last night was just like being abroad, warm humid, the smells of honeysuckle, followed by philadelphus, followed by the sweet peas.
This morning I have watered, cut 150 stems of sweet peas, eyed up the courgettes for tomorrow, tied up sweet peas, sweated like a p.... Sorry glowed (a lot), so I have settled under a big brolly on the patio. I may need to use jam jars, I'm running out of vases. OH says house smells like a tarts boudoir. I want to know how he knows!
KEF and GILLYL - SNAP again, first cosmos.
bit fragile yet his morning, be back later.
Interesting FB! A bit of Spanish Inquisition needed there.
Sorry your feeling under the weather today MrsG. Self-inflicted? Whatever, hope you buck up soon.
Well, it never rains but it pours, as they say. DIL, baby due 6 September, ended up in maternity unit last night, still there. They are trying to slow things down for cs in 2 weeks, otherwise it will be imminent. Of course, now having no local Maternity unit, thanks to present government, the hospital is miles away, son incapacitated, etc. etc.
On the up side, I've got my plants in, moved my lillies, which I may put in ground, unless advised by those in the know not to. Extremely hot but other son spread eagled topping up his tan. What a poser and oh to be young.
TT spray him with factor 50 sharpish. Otherwise its going to be lobsters all round tonight. Chemists are running out of aftersun/burn cream.
Well, FB, he's 33 and takes no notice of any advice I try to give him, so I've stopped doing so. He has actually just come in saying it's too hot, so it must be!
Lots of Primary School fetes around here today so I do hope that parents are sensible with their children.
I do often wonder how we 'old 'ens' survived the summers when we were young. I can remember going to the open air swimming pool, with my jam sandwiches and bottle of water and spending all day there. No sun creme in the olden days!! Perhaps it's something to do with the ozone stuff, or whatever!
TT - yes totally self inflicted, went out for a quick pre dinner drink, kept nagging OH with 'one more', don't think we had any tea , home too late but daren't ask! Don't believe in the phrase 'we live and learn'.
Bought a gardenersworld / thompson-morgan offer last year, tended to over winter in the greenhouse, lost quite a lot but planted the rest out a few weeks ago.
They are meant to be penstemons in 3varieties but they look to me like foxgloves, I've definitely not mixed them up or got them 'contaminated'.
heres a pic!
At least I only paid £4.30 postage for 24 plug plants! I will contact Thompson-Morgan unless anyone tells me I am wrong
Can I volunteer to apply sun cream for your son TT (sorry, totally out of order!)