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Good Morning... a few days holiday..pleased i got the main gardening jobs done..
Enjoy whatever you're doing...
Good morning, looks like blue skys and the tree out my window isn't moving perfect. (hit - 2 last night not so good)
my hollyhocks raced to germinate around 24 hours ! Asters are not far behind. Amazing what a bit of soil heat will do. Herbs and chilli's are being stubborn as are my leeks.
Today I will be experimenting with solar heating and thermal syphoning. Using 30 metres of hose pipe a water container and a few nails. I don't need much hot water, enough to wash up or have a shave would be terrific. Especially when i stop burning oil
Morning all. Golly, Blackest - impressive! not sure I understand the cryptic comment about trees - you hit 2 trees last night?
I'm having a go at setting up a watering system using the 1" hose you recommended on another thread. If your ears burn, I'll be taking your name in vain.
The first thing i see out the window is a large tree. If it is still. its a calm day, if it's moving a bit slightly windy, and if i can hear whistling in the hall way and its moving then its blowing a gale.
Overnight temperatures are by viewing the car windscreen + a temperature sensor which i leave dangling out the window. It's also got a frost warning alarm which beeps at hazardous temperatures.
1 inch hose ? Don't remember that.
Tina- the only thing about men that gets bigger is their stomach.
Dove -the owl story is lovely. My last house was rural and one night I caught a glimpse of something wooshing towards the window. We had a light at the corner right next to it which had a curved arm and there was a huge owl sitting there just blinking and surveying his territory. Looking for all the mice no doubt! No matter how often you see them - and we had loads of lovely buzzards etc in the garden regularly- these birds are magnificent aren't they?
Very cold here this morning even the bird feeders are frosty! Hopefully get more painting done later and a walk
Have a good day all.
Morning all, hope you send that sunshine over to us soon.
Slightly foggy here this morning, but still very cold. The first red kite circled over us yesterday, so maybe Spring is on its way after all. All the birdseed and fat balls have been eaten up, so the birds are on their own now!
Jobs today are cutting back and repotting the Lantana and Plumbago, which are just starting to sprout little leaves. So happy that they've survived the winter in the front porch. And am expecting a parcel of double hellebores from the postman, yipeee!
And their egos Fairygirl
Morning all. No offence meant male posters. Dull and the usual cold. Feel quite guilty about doing nothing when you are all so busy, but I hate the cold. Only venture as far as the bins which, at this time if the year, are right outside the back door. Can just open and aim!
You mentioned Brummieben Brum. Unless I've missed him, he hasn't posted for a while.
Morning all. Still at my Mums so no time in the garden for me. No sun here today.
I wish I lived somewhere where I got to see owls.
When Iget home I want to adapt my watering system to use the larger pipe ( was it 13mm Brumbill?)
SwissSue let us see a pic of your Hellebore when they arrive.
Sorry, Brumbull. I mixed you up with Brummie Ben. This is because you often come out with interesting technical stuff.I'll have to find the thread.
Now i know whose name to take in vain!
Good morning All, Too cold for the garden and even clearing out the shed, but wondering what foliage snails may NOT like to chomp on this year as my lovely full beds of marigolds looked like skeletons last year!
Gardening Grandma wrote (see)
Sorry, Brumbull. I mixed you up with Brummie Ben. This is because you often come out with interesting technical stuff.I'll have to find the thread. Now i know whose name to take in vain!
Mixed me up with brummie ben GG ?
The next spin off to MORNING FORKERS coming soon ......... i think its a good idea myself ..
My apologies Bev did not see your question yes the main feed pipe is 13mm
Thank you Brumbull
My pleasure Bev