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Frank, I imagined you playing and singing that  Very cheering.

In the Chilterns, the only song Frank would be singing today is ' Raindrops keep falling on my head.....'. Plans to go up the allotment for some digging, washed away down the hill!

Rain rain and more of it,  ground now sodden again and there doesn't seem to be let up  at the moment 

Evening all!

It has been a lovely day here but in North Cornwall this morning they had a blizzard. Temperature still not much in the shade and the soil feels distinctly chilly to the touch..



WManchester- dry & dull all day, washing outside though. Have been sowing seeds for propagator inside house using greenhouse staging as a bench.

I spent a lot of time yesterday, in rain & sun (!) up at daughter's. She now has a pond & 2 side streams, not deliberate, in her back garden after the recent rain. Ok now I have to learn how to cope with a sunny, soggy, clay soil site. Not easy when have a dry, part-shade one here!

This morning there was snow on the cars up there! Only 12miles away, but nearer the Pennines. J.



Started to snow here in sunderland but its 5 degrees outside so not lying at all. Wish it would brighten up.


Rain all day, 6°, but there are some daffodils coming out, but mostly the cream ones. The yellow ones usually come out first, but most of them seem to be blind. Could that be because we had a drought in 2011 that lasted until May 2012? No local hay for sale in 2011, bought it in Northern France for 3 times the price.


It is sunny and dry but having been out most of the day - visiting- I can assure you that the wind is soooo cold. First thing this morning there was a dusting of snow on the Hills.

Daffodils still only thinking about opening out

Another wet day. I'm on leave Monday and Tuesday, so here's praying for dry weather.

Sowed more seeds today, toms and peppers are now started. Also sorted the seed box.... was like looking through a treasure chest. There were loads of radish, spring onion and carrots. The carrots must have been freebie's as I've never been able to grow them. If I sowed one seed each of the tom varieties there wouldn't be enough room to grow them all...makes a mental note to stop buying tom seeds     

Bunny ...
Hahaha zoomer with your tomato seed obsession . I have just bought some to try today ....I shall stop there ...maybe... Will I ... Oh and bought carrot, sp onion, too too cold out , snow stopped but dull grey and cold now.
Wendy treehugger

damp here in Portrush Northern Ireland. come on sunshine! Dying to use my plastic greenhouses for seeds-too scared too in this cold! x

Bunny..The instructions on one tom variety, Cerise are in French  will need to check on line if it's a bush or cordon . Clearly that one was bought because of the pretty picture on the packet, it looks to produce loads of toms on the vine.    


I'm pretty sure that "Cerise" is a cordon tomato, on my french packet it says (in French) to pinch out the side shoots.

Bunny ...
There you go zoomer on hand translater Liz , well done Liz


Thanks Liz. Googled after posting, it is a cordon.


 north manchester ..dry hazy sunshine a few times still working with plenty of layers  on!!!  happy st patricks day


Glad about that. I'd have looked silly if it wasn't!!

Caz W

It's been a lovely day in Swansea again today


Rain Sleet and now snow and the snow flakes are massive,  but as it's been raining the snow isn't laying at the moment everywhere is just a wet sloppy mess,  I should think if it drops below freezing which it's on 0.0c at the moment it will be a different story.