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Tee hee David

Alina W

Sunny here in North Yorks - got up to 25C yesterday, and predicted to do the same today

Teesside, nothing but blue sky do I see, they should write a song about it.
Was driving along our leafy lanes amid fields of Rape, is any one else put off by the smell of the stuff, I ended up with the car windows closed and the air con on, at least it filtered some of the smell.
Back into the garden now to refresh my March sun tan, slad for tea today boiling the fresh eggs at the moment.


Gary Hobson
David K wrote (see)

We could do with some rain. 

I'll get me coat! 

Two searing hots days and I've had enough.

Pots are drying out, so that means watering to do.

Gary Hobson

Afraid I don't have a posh termometer like yours.

But this is the temperature inside my greenhouse at 4.30....



Frank, I have the same reaction to the smell of oilseed rape - only passed one field today (not too much in the New Forest) and that had me reaching for the window buttons.

Much MUCH worse, though, is Privet flowers. They aren't in huge fields (thank goodness)  but you have to pass garden hedges when you want to walk about the area.  I hate the beginning of July.

New Forest was gorgeous in the sunshine.


it was reading 29 on car thermo today here.. and i dont want to say it but my water butts are nearly all empty.. need rain


@palaisglide.. rape seed sets my hayfever off every time.. i am sure it is why more people suffer it now.. and the fact they do not cut the road side verges over here now until they are high enough to hide a man in.. normally with a speed came

Teesside had a haze this morning but by the time I had showered the sun burnt it off so I had breakfast in the garden, the start of what I call the outside months.
Had to go shopping, and sat watching all the flowers pass by, Ladies from eight to eighty in summer outfits looking very floral indeed, it is as if we all suddenly woke up from a nightmare of bad weather to somewhere over the Rainbow, I may write a song about it.
Lunch over and into the garden, like the pictures of thermometers, I stick a finger up, if it burns it is hot if it drops off it must be cold.


Put up the parasol, dusted down the deck chair...thought I'd try it out. One hour later...suppose I'd better get on with the weeding!
Alina W

I hate oilseed rape's smell, too - and there is a lot of it about here. But I love privets - takes me back to childhood (I know, I should get out more).

As for the temperature - hot!

We need some rain for the garden...

Shrinking Violet

It took longer today for the low cloud and sea mist to burn off - but now it glorious sunshine.  Have to wait for it to cool down a bit before trying to plant more things out - what a difference from this time last week!

My water butts are two-thirds down, and some of the soil has set like concrete.  But I'm not moaning!  Everyone seems to be walking around with a smile after all that gloom and grey.


21.5c in the garden wall to wall sunshine lovely for sitting in as there's just a hint of a breeze to keep me cool while sitting in it which I shall be going back out very shortly,  think it was a bit hotter earlier on but it will get warmer as the sun comes round and the breeze seems to be dropping off a bit as well.

Satrted off misty and damp followed by another day of sunshine. Chillies, peppers and aubergines have all started to grow again in the GH and it was still warm outside this evening after dark. The lounger will be coming out on Saturday if this weather keeps up.  

Shrinking Violet

A bit murky again this morning, but very warm and the sun is beginning to break through.  Looks like OH will want a barbecue at the weekend <sigh> What is it about cooking outdoors that makes chaps think they are chefs?



@shrinking Violet.. i dunno why.. but as soon as the sun is out.. its "lets get the barbi out" today..  to end up with burnt sausages etc..what about cooking when its not out.

i think it goes back to the early man.. when they would make a fire and cook on it.. it is a natural instinct.. shame they do not the gas hob burner in the smame light

Teesside is hot hot hot, been in the garden all morning chasing creeping buttercup that got everywhere when I could not get out to snare it, last bit gone in the bag "err" i hope. My washing dried in one hour flat.
Posh I hate Barbecue's apart from the smell, the badly cooked food and the limpid salad, I see no point when I can cook inside properly and they can take plates outside to eat it without the smoke and the smell. We reserve the outside table for the booze.
I did eat good Barbecue food in California, my SIL would light the fire outside a long time before he wanted to cook then on would go the best tasting steaks ever with the salad straight out of the cold box and what salad, they like fruit in it.
Not too fond of the huge fluffy very sweet cakes though, usually stuck with more sun ripened fruit.