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Woodgreen wonderboy

Frank, my Father was in the REME in WW2...Northern France, Dunkirk, Gib., D-Day+2, Arromanche (Mulberry Harbours) and Antwerp... lots of work in docks, as a citizen of Southampton.

Woodgreen, REME was formed in 1942 before that it was Royal Engineers, RASC, RAOC, and RA who all had their own mechanical sections. The desert war made them realise a different set up was required to keep everything rolling mainly the Armour. I was always armour from being forcibly transferred from the DLI to REME, kicking and screaming I may say as I wanted nothing to do with those scruffy grease monkeys. I suppose it was bl###y mindedness that made me get stuck in and reach ASM/ WO1.
During Suez I did serve briefly with a dock petrol supply company but they wanted me back with the Armour.

The sun shone all day in Stockton my washing dried on the line, the weeds and a nest of snails died a horrible death, they ate my string beans, the mint got divided into another bucket, I love mint sauce and the insects had a field day on the Cranes Bill and other plants, life at the moment is lovely.


Woodgreen wonderboy

Frank, On second thoughts Dad was RE. He died when I was 16 so didn't get much chance to discuss such stuff with him, which is now lost of course.

As you say everything in the garden is rosy at present, literally as well. Good to discuss with you.  David

Warm and sunny here in the NW.

Gave the pots a good watering this evening and picked some strawberries.  


Dry, bright & sunny, quite mild.


Stockton fairly bright warm and muggy, the sun has just appeared shining through the south facing windows.
Nice surprise today the Peony's have flowered, the dark red one is underpinned with the Cranes Bill and is a complete picture. The Pink one is next to a Deutzia which is in full bloom with white flowers all next to a neatly trimmed Golden Privet stand alone shrub, a cloud of mixed colours, sorry i do not use colour cards.
Had my own strawberry's for tea last night and what was left in my porridge this morning, "ain't life lovely" well I think so.



Its been a quite a nice warm  sunny day  here in Bournemouth. Now its pouring with rain which will do the garden good.


Its raining !!! lots of lovely rain , my waterbutts are filling up and the allotment is getting watered - I am soooooooooooo happy


Wet, wet wet! ... But I have to echo Katiejane's sentiments.

Rained all day but what a lovely evening, blue skies and wispy white clouds.

The garden certainly needed some rain.  


in the sun 110 f    43.5c

in the shade 80 f   27c

too hot to do anything in south cumbria

flowering rose

Very hot in Bristol,even with a breeze.can not do any gardening today have to wait untill the evening .


Stifling today. Not just hot...29c but so humid. Had to garden today but nearly killed me 


mist this morning. had to put the headlights on the car at 8.30.

mist and cloud lifted at lunchtime. Now 29c and humid.


The potty gardener

Hot Hot Hot

Love it

Just lying out in sun is great- then a little deadheading, planting up and watering when it gets cooler

Highland Jeannie

Very pleasant here; quite hot & sunny but a fair bit of breeze.

Flying down to Gatwick tomorrow early afternoon - please can someone with authority ensure that the promised thunderstorms stay away from our plane!

NOT looking forward to a week in the humid SE!


bit cooler this morning, we are supposed to get heavy rain this afternoon and tomorrow and thursday so i might get a bit wet at tatton


The thunderstorm arrived just about 6am this morning. I shant be dashing out to remove pot saucers just yet......

Yes Tatton could be wet outside, & hot & steamy so unbearable in the marquees....... J.


hi jo how are you, are you going to Tatton ? we have rain but its not so heavy so the garden is getting it its not just running of.

are you in touch with any of the other boarders who went to harlow Carr