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in The potting shed
Weather here sunny with a bit of wind chill and occasional clouding over.
Great for drying the washing!
Another warm and sunny day.
Was out in shorts and t-shirt again
Birdy. If the sun comes out to play it's in the garden all day here.
The gooseberry bush is by a 4ft fence, didn't get much off it last year as it was covered in blackfly and had to take off a lot of the shoots. Must be keen to fruit this year, me thinks it's about right time for picking - June. The fruit is various sizes, some quite large, some small. If the big fruits picked now the plant puts more energy into the smaller fruit and you get two pickings.
It did get a good mulch of well rotted horse muck about March time, along with the currant bushes and alpine strawberries, all in the same bed. Red and white currants are looking good and the strawberries are in flower
Thanks for the feedback Zoomer. Just looked again at gooseberries and although bigger than I thought they still look a bit small to pick, (the biggest being 13.5mm across diameter by 21.4mm length! (Very precise, I know, but I happened to have an electronic gooseberry measuring device handy!)
I didn't feed them when I should so it's only my own fault!
Weather's fantastic here in Norfolk today. Had to shade the greenhouse (nearly 250 potted up plug plants to protect.
Beautiful day on the sunny south coast
Sunny all day in Nottingham
Another good day here in WManchester. Ok it clouded over late afternoon, but was still comfortable to sit & watch the birds at the feeders.
My gooseberries have already got a nice lot of fruit & the sawfly grubs have struck!! Have had a good couple of sessions of grub collection & stamping/sqishing this w/end & today. J.
Another sunny day.
Spent a few hours in the garden this evening, only went out to water the plants.Ended up planting out geraniums and clearing the herb garden of weeds.
Now the visitors have gone the weather's turned cloudy - still at least they had lovely weather whilst they were here.
Forecast cloudy for tomorrow too. Time for lots more planting!
It's getting warmer here by the day, Friday is forcast the warmest day of the year.
Took the oportunity to sun bath during my lunch hour, went for a walk in the park and then just sat taking in the rays.
The garden pots got a good watering this evening.
Lovely, had to do potting on under sun brolly...eek..eek
Wonderful weather again today
Finished pruning my neglected Victoria plum.
Have a mountain of branches to dump but at least I can at last see sunlight fresh air (although fewer plums)!through the whole tree at last.
Should crop better from now on, as long as it is grateful for what I have done for it!
Tried to post photos but all wrong orientation again.
Try again tomorrow
just realised - am on the wrong thread!
Stockton this has been one glorious week, in fact too hot to do any work in the garden that was not under the umbrella or the shade of the garage door. I have a bench I can move under that to work on. The tan is topping up nicely after all it is well over a year since we saw weather like this.
Lovely sunshine up here, too with a gentle breeze.
Great temperature today in Norfolk, with breeze. Very pleasant.
Beautiful weather here in Dorset, sunny and hot and not cloud in the sky
Peterborough, 12C, cloud, northeasterly breeze, Been garden visiting and am frozen. Doing another 2 tomorrow and the forecast is no better
Birdy, I think you must be in a parallel universe Norfolk; we went and did our 'compost master' thing at a flower festival at St. Germans in the Fens, it was overcast and by 3.45 we were all packing up as it was so cold.