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Weather shocking. Grotty, grey & cold. Roll on spring.
Desperate to get back to bramble clearing, chopping off top growth & digging out roots, burning the whole shebang so it can't come back. Even if we have a week full of sunshine (I am assured it's still up there somewhere, but not shown itself for ages), it rains on a weekend when OH can look after kids and I can don the wellies & do some clearing.
Looking forwards to the clocks going forwards, even though I lose an hour of sleep, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays when he's home at a reasonable time (he teaches apprentices, so has some lateish nights), so maybe I can do some chopping off of the top growth. Daren't light a bonfire, as the house is unoccupied, so there'd be no-one there to keep an eye on it.
Got your hands full then Mummy
2 sproglets, 1 dog, 1 OH that regularly needs dynamite shoved under him to get ANY movement, 1 garden, 1 wilderness, 2 houses in need of decoration (one not been done since the 70's so if you like orange & brown wallpaper & dark green shagpile, it's lurverly).
So hands very full. Why God didn't design women to sprout another pair of hands every time they sprogged I really don't know! Proof that he's a bloke.
Just back from the garden again as this morning was sooo cold 1deg in shed and 4deg in GH. Had a warm and another layer of clothes ie:long johns before heading back it has snowed most of the afternoon and very grey. Lit another wick on my heater under the propagator to keep the sweet pepper and chilli seeds happy, temperture not good for tonight, also fleeced all my young pricked out seedlings more snow forcast tommorrow
Not a bad day - dry with a bit of sun. I've pruned the perennials that I left some tops on for protection last year, started top-dressing the soil and done lots of weeding - the d**n things are springing up like mad! I've taken out a peony that has never done very well, together with some bearded irises that are much too rampant for their space and filled the hole they left with new topsoil, planted herb robert and a few other things in their place. So satisfying! Maybe I'm not so ancient after all!
MMP, love your comments. I've been told I feel a need to defend people, but I think I'll let God fend for Himself!
Good Morning ,Snowing here now temp'1c I do not remember any year that we had snow this late ,
Think the weather is totally to-hoot, dont remember it being like this years ago mind you this is how mother nature reacts, if take away the lungs of our planet (rain forest etc) what are we left with ? lets face it the weather around the world has been freaky over the last so many years, things happen for a reason ??
I'm feeling lucky now, nights are cold but getting some sun in the days though 7,8,9 degrees but in the greenhouse when the sun is out its nearly t-shirt weather.
Bit cloudy this morning but it should warm up in an hour or two. Right about the weather in this part of ireland snow was prctically unheard off till 2009 and now winters are getting harsh a lot of palmy type trees got killed and red robin is now becoming much more valued for hedging, the price has shot up.
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2 sproglets, 1 dog, 1 OH that regularly needs dynamite shoved under him to get ANY movement, 1 garden, 1 wilderness, 2 houses in need of decoration (one not been done since the 70's so if you like orange & brown wallpaper & dark green shagpile, it's lurverly). So hands very full. Why God didn't design women to sprout another pair of hands every time they sprogged I really don't know! Proof that he's a bloke.
You've certainly got your hands full by the sound of things MMP
Snow flurry in the Fens.
All of my windowsils are being used for seeds and Im still wearing a thermal long sleeved vest!!!
fed up with it..
when can I plant summer bulbs?!!packet says march.ha!
Woke up to snow. Then it turned to sleet. Now it's overcast and threating to drizzle again. Apparently I'm not allowed to go back to hibernation now, the boy needs taking to school, and toddler just starting terrible twos. At least she didn't start at 18 months like the boy did.
Have said very rude word and stolen Husband's jumpers. He doesn't feel the cold (it's a 'man' thing up here to go out in as few layers as possible, otherwise you're a 'nesh southern pooftah').
Cunning plan now is to win the lottery and move to where there is some sunshine. That's if the politicians don't decide to tax it, they tax virtually everything else.
Colder tonight !?
Around 4-5 deg today and 8 in the GH so felt a wee bit warmer than yesterday with the biting North Easterly wind. Had a few snow flurries but its tonight sub zero and as my garden is beside a river in a dip gets very frosty. so all my tenderlings have been covered with fleece in the GH.
Cornish Boy think you may get it slightly worse where you are situated but then again i think the weather has become a lottery
Yes I agree as last year my fellow friends and gardeners in Cornwall had complete failures with their veg because of the lack of warmth and so much rain, I visited my mum at the end of July (Falmouth) and it was very chilly I mean no shorts and a fleece to keep warm. So what happened to global warming?????
A few years ago we were all going to freeze to death because we were about to enter a new ice age. The Earth goes through cycles of heating and cooling, and I'm not sure mere Humans have that much effect on it, after all, we've only been studying the weather for 200 or so years, and the swings between tropical and polar earth take much, much longer than this.
A friend bought me a T-shirt back from the states, it read 'Only take Photographs, only leave footprints'. Wise words to live by.
Well global warming is a term the weather people use when it suits, i remember last year the weather readers were on about the drought, before you know it ever where was flooded ???