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Dave, surly you mean you were out with zest in your garden, hat, scarf, gloves and a winter snow jacket was needed today in the NW

Bunny ...
You just can't tell up north

Everything's covered with a layer of white stuff this morning - Groundhog Day 

Bunny ...
awww dove we haven't any as yet


Bunny ...
Oh no Sam , keep it there please
Bev Pounsett-Krynauw wrote (see)

Discodave- bet you were not out in just a vest today

No Bev, Yestersay was bloody cold, I was indoors most of the day. Looks like we have a cold week ahead. I'm really itching to get started outside though. Received my new growhouse (already built that), put up my new flower fountain (no compost or plants yet though), have to prick out my Dahlias that are coming on a treat. 

Highland Jeannie
Sam Glendinning wrote (see)
Just started in scotland

Not up here yet (still...)


just been outside to top up bird feeders. My fingers are now sooo cold. Everything is frozen and has been for a couple of days. It keeps sending down a few flaked of the white stuff as well, but really it is.very dry.

I have a tray of primulas waiting to go in but the ground is solid as well

flowering rose

really cold and bitter ,it maybe spring to tne plants but I am chilled to the bone.frozen bird bath but the pond is free.brrrrr.

Husband has just come back from the barber's, and informed me whilst he was waiting, he was reading the paper and we are apparently in for temperatures down to minus 18 degrees (celcius).  Now he's really peed off, as he's just made a batch of biodiesel and fed it to my land rover, which he regularly pinches when it's bad weather (as Chuggaboom will always get you home, no matter what the weather throws at it).  The only problem is the car doesn't like drinking biodiesel when it's cold, so he'll actually have to BUY some dinosaur juice to get it started.

It's funny, but when you have to buy fuel for your car, you realise how expensive it is!  It makes me laugh when I get accused of owning a planet-destroying gas guzzler, it's almost old enough to vote, is fairly cheap to run, and stops waste veg oil going to landfill.  On the downside, it can be cold and temperamental in the winter, and it is a bit noisy.  If you've got a newish diesel car, please, please check your manual before putting bio in, as some folks that make it and sell it on don't wash it properly, and it can contain methanol which attacks your fuel pipes.  Sorry for going off-topic, bit of a tree-hugging hippy at heart (even though I do drive an old landy!)

Yesterday looked so lovely from indoors, I planned to rush out and leap about doing things. By the time I had pegged put a line of washing I couldn't feel my fingers so abandoned the idea and stayed indoors.

It is grey and boring this morning but it has been raining so I assume it is not quite so cold.

I have such a long list of "jobs to do" in the garden I am spoilt for choice, hoping to cross off one or two today.


Same happened to me in the greenhouse last weekend, Joyce.  I removed the old soil from the borders and then realised I had no feeling left in my fingers.  It's supposed to be a bit warmer in there, too!

Gardening Grandma

Mummy MP, I think you should start a thread about bio alternatives to conventional items. I'm well impressed.



According to the latest forecast-in the next few days those who have sun will get cloud-and those who have cloud will have sun-but it remain cold for the foreseeable future with only a slight rise in temperatures and some hard frosts especially in the north.

Michael Fish Southampton

Bunny ...
Sun due for me my forecast says
May not be spring yet but this morning at 7 I planted my latest hellebore...double pale pink speckled......very satisfying. My dog's a bit peeved though he was expecting his run.