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in The potting shed
Norfolk: weather threatened all day to break but in the end I got a lot done: weeding, planting out, seeded some salad crops - oh! and the washing dried nicely.
Stockton yesterday, massive storms, water running down roads like rivers and as usual some local floods, glad I live on top of a hill.Today sunshine and warm, now a lovely evening. Ate my first strawberriy's wonderful sharp taste makes your mouth water for more.The bushes had a hair cut some weeding and general clear up feel satisfied so will go sit awhile outside, enjoy it whilst we can.
We had a wet day yesterday as well Frank. No gardening done. Wind strong too.
Today there was a small shower first thing, but now it has cleared up nicely. Been busy being Mrs Mop today, so havent actually done more than water in the greenhouse. I did take some pictures of some nice plant combinations that wont last. J.
Been in Northants since 2pm. Quite pleasant temp, bit of a breeze, sun was shining until I started this post a minute ago. Bit overcast now but clouds are high.
I've been in Carlisle today. They had it cool today, coming back on the train the sun was out and it looks to have been quite a lot warmer here in the NW.
I forgot to open the GH door this morning, won't be doing that again, some plants were looking very wilted this evening.
Perfect weather in Hants.(did you know Hampshire used to be called Hantshire until someone misspelled it!) Not too hot for mowing this morning, but warmer for sitting out later.
Woodgreen, Hampshire once got way too hot for me, spent a week putting heath fires out and it nearly got me, never knew how fast a flash fire could travel.Bordon and surrounds were my stamping grounds once a huge military base.
Sunshine,blue skies.puffy white clouds and NO WIND!
When was that Frank?
Woodgreen, way back as I went back to the REME school in the 50-60-70'sLooking on Google, Martinique Barracks are long gone and the REME school a shadow of its former self.
Stockton today is brilliant sunshine with a mix of puffy white and a little blackish cloud.My Cranes Bill was a swarm of bees all busy feeding, it is quite a large clump and needs thinning, around a large peony, they usually flower together and it is just happening, I have the deep red Peony surrounded by the purple blue Cranes Bill quite a sight.
Looks like another nice day - no rain, we need rain !!!, the water butts and my plants are all dry.
Will have to water the allotment tonight.
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.
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