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in The potting shed
Quite humid and warming up now but cool enough earlier to get theAllen Scythe on the meadow and rake up as well.
Very dark dull and wet morning in Essex - not feeling very warm either!
Abominable. Thick, grey clouds wafting wraith-like through the pine trees. Bucketing rain. Water cascading down the road off the hill. Every plant bent over like a 90 year old. Birds hunched up with water running down the backs of their necks.
And only the ironing to fill in the day.
We have cloud but no rain yet sunshine later on in the day but I think the overcast day is in for the day
It's very dull and raining in a desultory way here in East Suffolk, badly needed mind you. First time I've had a wet dog walk for month. It'll cheer up the garden which is frizzled!
WManchester- sun just disappearing.... It rained last evening, just as had watered the patio pots & vegs! Rained most of the night too.
About 18C now & am going to do the ironing, J.
Over cast all morning, sun got out in the afternoon so it was nice and warm.
I'm away in September and by the time I get back alot of stuff is dying back so started to tidy up the garden and GH. Emptied some pots ready for bulb planting and if the weather's good tomorrow was going to plant up a new strawberry patch.
Four new varieties were introduced to the patch this year and I grew white strawberries for the first time. The plan is to have strawberries from May through to late July/early August.
its very wet and windy and the tempreture has dropped to 10 outside, not very good for late summer
Been tipping it down since six and I've only just remembered to divert the rain water to the waterbutts. Wot's my name? Duh!
rain rain waterbutts filling up. but may have to cancel the last night of the proms garden party and be indoors
Expecting rain ,but it has been sunny and blue skies all day,temp 24 c this morning all washing dried,
Might ignore tomorrows forecast which is also for rain.
GillyL. Good for you , which area are you in ? They told us rain and they got it right , Wet,Wet ,Wet here but ............the garden needs it ( Im in Yorkshire at the moment ) !.
Raining here too. Hope it's dry tomorrow, I've loads to do before going on my gollies.
Blessèd rain most of the afternoon, with occasional gaps.
Watered this morning - that must be what did it!
Haven't checked my waterbuts either, Waterbutts, but did you know you can install a diverter in the down pipe that doesn't need checking. You've just got to get the diverter outlet from the downpipe a bit lower than the top of the waterbut and physics does the rest! (It's zee old syphonage ploy, ennit? But you probably knew all that!)
Er, yes, Birdy. Got one of those but, er, someone put it too high up on the old downpipe. Nuff said! Save his blushes.
Waterbutts: I did exactly the same thing a month or so ago when I installed new butt for the front of the house. It started to overflow even though I followed the instructions nd measured very carefully.
Eventually worked out I had probably measured a little too closely (to maximise the volume of water collected before the diverter sent the excess down the drainpipe) and also not allowed for really heavy rainfall.
I bit the bullet and just cut another centimetre off the lower section of the downpipe and reattached the diverter. Amazed myself how quick it was to do.
Assuming your diverter has the the same type of design, the only thing to watch for is to make sure the upper section of downpipe is still long enough to reconnect to the guttering because that is the bit that will drop a centimeter lower when you reconnect the diverter (attached to its bottom end) to the lower section of pipe that goes into the drain/ground.
Good to hear that you are still kicking , tea.
Had to get the fleecy jacket out this morning. 5 degrees. Soon warmed up though. Sunny and windy. Lovely. Definitely autumn now.
Walkers going up the road with plastic bags in their hands looking for brambles. Didn't have the heart to tell them Mr. Gregory from down the hill got them all last week, as usual,
It's been a moody day today in Lancashire. Put a jacket on for the first time. Dark clouds and some rain. A bit windy. Leaves starting to fall from sambucus and some turning a coppery red - beautiful indicator of seasons. No change yet to flowering cherry tree. Late planted sunflowers (reduced at B & Q) just coming out and will be drenced with rain.
It's been a wet weekend here in the NW but got loads done in the garden yesterday in between showers.
Cleared all but two of the tom plants in the GH, they weren't going to produce much more as the temps drop, night draw in and mornings become colder.
Picked the last of the cues. Still have high hopes for the chillies and peppers, the plants have lots of fruit on but most still green.
East Anglia: Damp and dull earlier, became brighter until 4ish when the the rain started - just after I got out to cut my hedge with electric hedge trimmer - not good idea to carry on!