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The best was when I looked out of the window to see how many sleeping bodies there were ND their puppy was running around them, jumping on them and running off with the shoes
As it's cool just about to cut down the Philadelphus, will then put the sprinkler on the bed for half an hour.
Cooler Matty? It's hotter than ever today. Breezy too but it seems to make it feel hotter.
Matty, put the sprinkler on those hungover bodies!
Ha ha Ha
think they've gone . They were only 16 - that's what really got me. Son said they used to turn music down at 11 but I don't remember parties until they were 6th form.
He said they just did it as sometimes I forgot to say.
I think it teaches respect but there you go.
Any way. Philadelphus is now cut down - main stems - between 1/3 and 1/2 gone. Remaining stems cut down by 2/3rds. Blood fish and bone sprinkles around base. sprinkler on (i got wet getting it in right place) and when that's done have some compost to mulch it with. I did find one flower doing that!
And yes we have cloud cover here, what a relief, and a pleasant wind.
NDN just been round to apologise.
Seems they found a hidden vodka bottle amongst other things!!!
Afternoon all. Got up earlier but then fell asleep on sofa. There is cloud cover today so much cooler.
GG glad you had a good time away.
Matty it's nice the NDN bothered to come round to apologise.
Might just have another snooze- catch up later.
Don't shout at me...it's not warm enough now. Got my legs out in a dress, and went to Gala, and to a pub that had bands outside, came home as cool wind and not appropriately dressed. Now not warm enough to sit outside without my cardi on. Seen no sun and outdoor plants don't need watering. In fact toms & cumbers only needed a drop. Tomorrow supposed to be the same.
Fairy please wave your wand. an extra 7/8 C please & thinner cloud cover.
On positive side at least we can have a curry, was getting withdrawal symptoms.
Sister coming home from Fuerteventura ( wish spell check was working) tonight and won't believe what I've been saying about heat here, best text and tell her to have a jacket in hand luggage.
Verd have you got room for a lodger? I'll do the watering.
Hope those who have had cooler weather have enjoyed it and caught up with needed jobs.
Can't wait to see Andy's finished project pics tomoz, he must have had at least 2 hours to do it.
Have a good evening all.
p.s Bev hope you're rested and rush of emotions has passed. GG glad to hear news about SIL.
pps. Matty I never touched a drop until I was 18 honest guv. Can remember after a cider or two crying cos' David Cassidy wasn't at the party.
No room for lodgers.......KEF. Going from room to room to find the coolest, plus a fan. It's got to be hottest day so far. I,keep,saying that but each day provides hotter wether.
A few dahlias tumbled down.....strong winds ...hot winds....and dry soil I guess. Managed to stake them securely. Normally would have done this couple weeks back. However, agastaches just thrive without support despite the height of some of them.
Cutting stuff down now.....Monty was doing this last night but he copied me! Most of the larger geraniums have been cut back over the past week or two amd they will then make slightly smaller mounds that will flower into the autumn. Cut cosmos too....they are too tall and will look better and more compact
Oh, I could have posted this on evening FORKERS and been first. Wot a shame!
Good morning all Deadheading and cutting back is the plan for today here too. It's cool and overcast so at least I won't fry.
Cooler at the moment,dreadful warm night.Forecast 28C today possibly 30C tomorrow,but threat of thunderstorms.Just seen that it could reach 34C in London tomorrow,thats too hot for me,glad I don,t live there.
Morning watering just finished,the tomatoes in the greenhouse,don,t look so bad this morning ,they were really flagging yesterday,along with the runner beans.The courgettes have gone mad,I am picking every day.
Flowers seem to be going over quickly,so will be joining in the cutting back and deadheading today.
Have a good day eveyone.
Good Morning Dove & Gilly and all.
Rain...we've actually had some wet stuff overnight, not a lot but hopefully enough to refresh the grass.
I noticed how parched everything was in the park yesterday, a long time since it looked that way. As Gilly says everything is going over fast so it's deadheading and pruning for me today. My orange lilies have past their best and they only fully opened on Wednesday.
I've also loads of courgettes and peas and cucumbers, but still no ripe tomatoes. Beans are now at the top of canes,loads of flowers and small beans but only one runner and one french bean eatable size.
Go steady those who are still in hot areas and have a good day all.
My courgettes are still only producing male flowers. Even in the rotten summer we had last year we were eating courgettes by now - last year I grew Parador F1 . This year I couldn't find the seed at the GC so bought Soleil F1 but so far not a patch on Parador. I shall be seeking out Parador early for next year.
It was 31° yesterday, 34° forecast for today. Too hot for me. Going to lunch with son after Church.His parents in law are there for the w/e.
Loads of French beans and courgettes, some tomatoes, 1 cucumber nearly ready. Mangetout peas finished and peas almost over. Lots of potatoes. It looks a mess, haven't had time to keep weeds down, must weed leeks. But so long as it produces.
Feels cooler this morning. ,overcast. Showers possible. ,actually feels very comfortable
Yes, flowers on lilies and the like are going over quickly and like many of you have been cutting geraniums, cosmos, Heucheras, osteospermums hard back. They will all look good soon but for now looks bit bare but Aconitums now flowering as well as other summer perennials.
Hoping it does rain......
Good morning Verdun Yes, a little rain would be fine - but if you've taken over Magic Wand duties, can you leave the rain until after I've finished in the garden today please - today is the only day I'll have to do any proper work in the garden for the next two weeks!!! My social life is picking up
It's overcast and cool here today, had a sprinkling of rain, not enough to do any good. Yesterday was cool, only 19c, same forecast for today, but a relief from previous days.
Will be out doing some deadheading and tidying up before the weather changes again.
Broad beans finished and a lot frozen as we can't eat them fast enough, still have a few peas. We have quite a lot of tomatoes ready, piccalo, gardeners delight and Ailsa Craig just turning red.
Roses starting to look past their best, so must get them sorted before they drop all their petals.
Have a good day.
Dove I've grown Defender F1 Hybrid Courgettes for last few years and they have performed well.
Lizzie, that's too hot for me.
Love to garden, I've not grown broad beans before as I've always thought they were prone to blackfly, old wives tale I'm told. What variety have you grown?
Other broad bean growers I would be interested to know which you grow.
Much cooler outside at present but house still retaining heat. Will be carrying on with the cutting back/down of some of the bushes which didn't get done last year and some are now more like trees. I quite like them really, but there's so much dead wood, which is what I caught my arm on yesterday. No-one's noticed it yet.
Do hope it's not so hot in London tomorrow as son has to return to UCL for treatment. Part of the journey is on the Northern Line!! If I was him, I would take a black cab. Makes the journey expensive though.
Have a good day all and those that work, relax.
We have bright sunshine again after a cloudy day yesterday. Need to get out and deadhead today.
Have a great day everyone
Morning all. Cooler today thankfully. Don't think I could have coped with a third day of 30+ in back garden - super scorchio! You have my sympathies BL.
You've beaten me today Tina- hope the injuries are better. My toe is fine - if it hadn't been so hot I would have had more appropriate footwear on. Lesson learned. You're to get high temps today too I think.
Verd- at least you kept the good weather going for punkdoc's hols. We do need some rain.
Dove I'm trading the wand in- I asked for rain and it just got hotter here!
Hope everyone has a good day - whatever the weather brings. I will be painting in comfort today! Picking my sis and BIL up from airport later- do you think I should tell them they've missed the heatwave here while they've paid lots of dosh to lie in the sun somewhere else?...