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28/10/2013 at 00:07

Cornwall to Aberdeen - ouch, that deserves a few days B&B en route.

Weather here was bad earlier.  The Cordyline Australis (get me with the fancy names) has lost its flower at last (too high for me to remove).

28/10/2013 at 00:59

Not a trip I'd like to make Farmergedden. Six hours from here in the NW to Aberdeen and slightly longer from Cornwall to Lancashire.

 

28/10/2013 at 07:22

A touch breezy today  Hope everyone stays safe 

KEF
28/10/2013 at 07:33

Raining but not windy.

28/10/2013 at 07:48

same here KEF rain today, tomorrow but sunny Wednesday I'm hoping 

28/10/2013 at 08:25

Was sunny and breezy first thing,now torrential rain,we are on a hill.and it is running down the sides of the road in little rivers......

28/10/2013 at 08:41

Battened down the hatches in the garden yesterday ready for today's storm but no high winds here in Birmingham just light rain.   Garden looking so sad now and going to sleep. 

28/10/2013 at 10:47

We keep having very heavy showers in WManchester. No damage as storm way south of us, phew. Still not that cold though, J.

28/10/2013 at 11:01

Gloomy and wet in Dordogne. Bit windy earlier, but not now.

28/10/2013 at 11:23

Sunshine and rainbows at the moment,very windy again about an hour ago.

28/10/2013 at 20:16

Seemed to have missed the storm here, up to now at least.Hardly any rain where I was today but the nearer I got to home this evening the windy it got, with rain and a heavy hail storm.

Very clam first thing so friend went back to Aberdeen and had a reasonably good journey.  

KEF
28/10/2013 at 20:25

Cold breeze, dry at minute, but does keep raining. Not nice. Don't envy you the hailstones.

28/10/2013 at 21:41

Not been anywhere as bad here (Norfolk) as East Anglia has had it further south (eg Suffolk and Essex). Short periods of strong wind on and off yesterday and then a bit this morning. Nothing destructive, thank goodness. A lot of rain though but that was only in the morning.

One good thing for me - the ominous forecast got me out in the blowy but at times balmy weather yesterday to rescue most of the best crop of Bramleys we've ever had. It also galvanised me to improvise an apple rack to store them:

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 Not a large crop by some standards but I'm pleased that the pruning earlier this year paid off.

 Just needs a few more shelves to take the rest of the crop which thankfully survived the wind.

28/10/2013 at 21:43

There's a few apple pies there Birdy

28/10/2013 at 21:43

I've been using big produce boxes from  the supermarket.One layer deep, apples not touching each other.

28/10/2013 at 21:47

Oh can you tell me more fb - I was agonising for weeks about this crop being wasted until I thought of using the shelves that had been under my nose so long I'd stopped seeing them.

28/10/2013 at 21:49

Sorry - just realised I'm on the wrong thread for apple racks 

28/10/2013 at 21:56

I just use the big flat boxes the supermarket uses for produce. I put the apples one layer deep, slightly apart from each other. I get a few odd looks when i throw three boxes in the trolley, when all I've bought is some milk and bread,but hey...

 The boxes will stack on top of each other in the garage. I've got onions in some as well.The garage is probably the coldest place I've got. The apples go off too quick in the house. My James Grieve apples will keep until about Xmas.

 Just check regularly, and throw any that show signs of rot. Any that are damaged or bruised now will not store, and I cut them up, stew , and freeze them.

 

28/10/2013 at 22:09

Thanks fb. I will try that when I run out of shelf space. 

28/10/2013 at 22:47

 for risk of causing another storm in a tea cup... Off topic....this is the weather thread where posters at the very least make a contribution about the weather and related gardening stuff , I do hope we aren't now going to start talking about cake because of the issues on other threads