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in The potting shed
A lovely sunny day today in Manchester, about 8+C at the mo, with much less wind.
Yesterday was well below freezing -4.5C first thing, but today better at 0C! J.
About 5c with a very light snowshower mid morning, followed by sunshine, but a cold wind.
Nice and sunny here with clear blue skies.
Frank - so glad I went on the train.
Busy-Lizzie. My brother has a house in Agde. Hasn't snowed there in over 20 yrs, I'm told it seldom drops below 15C in winter. When it did last snow, it was such a novelty, everyone took pictures and a few bars have them on their walls .
His neighbour grows veg in her garden, it seems odd seeing what we would grow in a GH romping away outdoors, she grows huge toms and grapes to die for.
Hi Zoomer. Agde is the proper South of France, on the Med. sea. I'm south west and 3hours from the west coast - much colder here in winter. But summer can be hot, and longer than in the UK. Last winter it went down to -17°! It's nearer the Massif Central than the sea, where people go skiing.
Brr...sounds cold...I've often read your posts and wondered which part of France you were in, just visited 'wikipedia' for Dordogne to see where you are in relation to Agde, you are up the country and to the left, me thinks.
Been to the place where they make that really nice blue cheese, me thinks that's in your direction.
What a difference in climate though from the South Coast, you don't look to be that far inland from Agde but I'm sure it's probably a few hundred miles. We travel over the Pyrenees for duty free's into Spain or Andorra and there's usually snow on the peaks there in early spring and Autumn.
Agde is about 450 kms and 5 hours drive away. France is so much bigger than England. My daughter lives in the north of France and that's over 7 hours drive, I take longer because of stops.
-2° this morning, snow shower in the night but sunny now, clouds coming in the distance.
-4.5C this morning.
Sun initially, but now just started to spit with rain.
Have abandoned plans to sow seeds in greenhouse, just too cold, so am shredding loads of obsolete paperwork which will ultimately end up as compost, so a sort of gardening. J.
Stockton fine with sunshine and blue sky, did not realise I still had snow on one of my borders that gets no sun, the wind blows straight up that side from the east, the plants there are very hardy, they have to be.Coming back from Middlesbrough along the back lanes the fields are still holding water, everything will be late this year.Give the seeds a week Jo, I did notice the sun at noon is reaching parts that have not seen the sun in months, we will have an explosion and probably moan at the amount of pricking out we have to do.
Wonderful sunshine and wonders of all the temperature got into double figures 10.3c dropping down now at 7.4c but at least the sun is still shining
Not to bad today ............ im not grumbling
A lovely sunny day in Swansea and it's not cold! Perfect gardening weather
Was having a decent day until i read the local newspaper, apparently we (Mids) are going to have siberian blast and severe frost at night with MORE snow on the way next week ! !
Sorry people, hope they have it WRONG !!!?
Brumbull, nope you are correct and that weather coming from Siberia crosses the coast over us first, the joy of living with one foot in the North Sea.So put off the seed sowing another week and then on will go my heated sandbed and a frost guard fan heater.
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Brumbull, nope you are correct and that weather coming from Siberia crosses the coast over us first, the joy of living with one foot in the North Sea.So put off the seed sowing another week and then on will go my heated sandbed and a frost guard fan heater. Frank.
Well i shall put a few things on hold for the time being ....................... heated sand bed now we are talking Frank, i have a friend who swears by his, wont be without it, i'am hoping to build mine this year with winter 2013 in mind, any tips would be appreciated regards using bottom heat.
Snowing here in central Belgium and set to go to -16C. Even the plants I have stashed in the garage don't like that. Staying nasty but not so cold until the end of the 7 day forecast.
Good job I have indoor jobs to get on with.
Dry & coldish but no biting wind (so not unpleasant if wrapped up well) this morning & put together another pair of trellis panels onto the fence. Rain started about 1pm, think it's just stopped now.
Was doing an interesting dance trying to avoid everything that's just started to come up! Didn't dare let OH onto the bed to trample everything with his size 9s!!
The temperature got into double figures today a staggering 10.4c and lovely sun shine most of the day but still the cold Northerly wind if that would drop it would be nice and maybe dry the ground out again
Frank, I was just going to use the greenhouse staging as a work bench for seed sowing. The seeds will be for the sill propagator inside the house.
It ended up sleeting out there & now it's raining steadily again. No seeds sown, but 3 big bags of shredded paper now under staging in greenhouse.
We may get a sort of decent day here on Saturday, when am otherwise occupied- drat! Mind you with the forecast for next week, I think another week will go by before I get much done. J.