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I'll get the coat...I'll need it today for a change!
GG- You deserve your breaks- you're always busy. Great that you've had good weather to enjoy them this year.
Can I get some cake now?
We are lucky we get a full size green wheelie bin for clean cardboard & garden waste, emptied fortnightly. But cardboard only Jan to April ( which is when we most need it ! ) We also have smaller blue wheelie bin for paper & smaller brown wheelie one for cans, bottles and plastic bottles, without tops !
The alternate week is grey domestic bin emptying week.
This is paid for via our council tax. Must say they don't look pretty out the front of the house, but I don't look at them there. The front is only grass & beech hedging.
We also have 3 compost daleks which we manage to keep filling in rotation.
FG, whether I deserve them or not, I like them! I ask too much of the friend who waters my garden, though, and am trying to get it all onto automatic watering, despite my lack of technical skill.
GG - Perhaps you 'd have been better moving the s.peas into a bit of shade while you were away but if they're in a big pot it's not that easy! I couldn't shift mine easily. I'd suggest sitting them in a saucer of water to keep them going during the heatwave when you go away but, like here, it's not something you'd normally have to worry about in Wales ! If you did that it would probably pour and they'd be drowned instead
A good water and they'll be fine.
FG, I did put them in saucers but it has been so hot and dry that that evaporated very quickly. I expect I was asking too much of my friend, as I say.
Hi all. I was going to say morning as I am only just up! Unheard of but we were at a wedding yesterday. Weather was lovely and the ceremony happened outside in the gardens of a very nice hall just outside York. It was a young couple getting married and it was a really life affirming event.
When I got up this morning there was a scene of devastation. All the rain had flooded the pond and the stream and several of the beds are under water. Dont think I will need the hose pipe for a few days.
No gardening for me today, in fact I feel a little under the weather. Perhaps it was something I ate!
Hope everyones plans for the day work out.
Sorry about your garden, Puncdoc. horrible when the weather is so cruel to our best efforts! Hope you feel better first. I won't make any smart remarks, though I'm tempted.
Hope you are better soon puncdoc. Wish we could have shared your rain. So dry here, but north west Dordogne has had huge storms, people without electricity.
I was looking at the met office website yesterday and I could see that some people were having more than their share. We had 6mm.
Just popped in for lunch as I've been son's 'mate' as he is renewing shed felting. How can anyone lose tools so fast! Am very grateful to him as it's a job that, unfortunately, I no longer feel able to do. Going back out to fill next doors brown bin with the rest of my cutting down.
Would offer my sympathies, Puncdoc, but as it's self inflicted need I say more. No doubt the words 'never again' have been uttered.
Raining here now after nice day. Plants are enjoying it, ESP those I put in earlier.
Thats a shame punkdoc. Hopefully with a bit of sunshine your garden will recover
2nd lot of rain just stopped play, didn't realise the time and have hungry tummies to feed. Lots done in the garden today, tidying up, cuttings from euonymus,fallen apples composted,hide &seek, basket ball....
Yes Tina those thoughts had briefly crossed my mind. My OH has no sympathy and made me go up the ladders to clear out the guttering as water was starting to come into the house. Its already dark here and the main lawn is like a lake. Im sure there is an upside us gardeners are optimistic souls arent we?
Hi Crystal Tips. Hope you enjoy the forum.
I've already posted on evening forum
It sounds as if we are having very variable weather- sorry to hear about your flooding Punkdoc
The other variable thing is what rubbish is/isn't cleared by the council.
FIRST! couldnt sleep worried about ccntinued rain and flooding. Will go for a paddle soon.
Hope everyone is well. Have good days at work or in the garden.
Punkdoc - hope there is not too much damage done - it seems it never rains but pours.
Work today - but on the bright side, only 5 more sleeps til the weekend
Hello folks - I'm back from my weekend on The Gower with my son and cousins. Guess what - I'm a lucky person - I had a personal guided tour of the gardens at Touchwood - it turns out that my cousins are friendly with Carrie Thomas's neighbour and therefore know her a bit and when I discovered that Touchwood was just up the road from their house well ............. I have come back with four acquilegias and a roscoea - I'm a very happy bunny Where am I going to put them?
I'll read back and see what you've all been up to when I get back from work this evening - sorry to hear that some of you've had a bit too much rain - we seem to have had hardly any here and S Wales was idyllic in the sunshine. The Undergardener has done very well in my absence, we have runner beans, the toms are fine, courgettes are romping away and seedlings are up
Have a good day folks
Morning all. Showers, clouds and sun here but the garden got a good watering yesterday so it saved me some work although I made up for it indoors!
punkdoc- I hope the garden- and you- are ok.
Glad you had a good time Dove. I'm sure you were very well behaved....
Work for me too chick.
Morning all been down at Ayr watching the national bowling finals it was great came home last night and my garden is an eye sore the rain has flattened the lot nearly. Hanging baskets and wall planters look like someone has walked on them son says it was really heavy so it will be a busy week getting things back into shape. This weekend going to Ayr flower show on Sat & Sunday looking forward to that heres hoping the weather is good for it have a good day all.