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07/06/2012 at 11:23







07/06/2012 at 12:00

It's not as bad as that here Geoff.

Wet, yes, but not too heavy & actually bright at the same time. About 13-14C out there at the mo. J.

07/06/2012 at 12:08

Raining Relentlessly.  Cats, dogs, monsoon - got the lot here!

07/06/2012 at 12:32

Am currently designing water wings for chickens and canoes for hedgehogs.

07/06/2012 at 13:14

Very wet and windy in South Devon, glorious patch of canterbury bells are now laying flat despite supports!


07/06/2012 at 14:07

Batten down the hatches folk's

I'm just having light showers at the moment

07/06/2012 at 16:05

Yes - the forecasters said that it would be particularly windy along the Bristol Channel - and they weren't wrong.  The wind is picking up and it looks like the amber warning was about right.  The only good thing is that, for the moment, it is not raining as heavily, so I'm off out to batten down the hatches as suggested and tie up some of my lovely plants that are likely to get flattened!  (And to think, it's only a couple of weeks to the longest day.  Summer????)

07/06/2012 at 17:56

Pouring here too, as predicted. Repaired water collection system working swimmingly.

07/06/2012 at 18:07

Just bought another water butt, but will I ever need to water again? I now have so many recepticles filled with rainwater that I doubt I'll get to use it all even if we had a heatwave till Xmas! My claysoil borders are full of water AGAIN! I despair, as plants are getting flattened, nothing is growing in the veg patch or GH as it's too cold. One of my cucumber plants has keeled over with frostbite I reckon! Now gale force winds and heavy showers predicted for tomorrow, which puts the kibosh on my planned trip to Kew Gardens!

Diggingdoris is depressed!!!


07/06/2012 at 18:13

Southampton update


07/06/2012 at 18:17

You can't resist those moving icons, can you Geoff?

07/06/2012 at 18:19


07/06/2012 at 20:22

Geoff,  where are you getting the wonderful icons from,  I luv them.

07/06/2012 at 20:32

Rain -do a search on photobucket

07/06/2012 at 22:27


Not quite as windy here just yet but the hatches are batoned down in readyness and it's been raining heavily.

The torch come's through town at the top of our road on 22nd, I wonder if the flame will go out in the rain! 

08/06/2012 at 09:27

Extremely windy in Kent, oh yeah and wet too.

08/06/2012 at 09:54

Throwing it down here. As many things as possible are tied up, and I hope that my iris survive - they're just coming into flower. Doubt that the columbines will

Good luck with everyone else's gardens, too.

08/06/2012 at 09:59


08/06/2012 at 10:46

Teesside early was calm now we have rain and a slight breeze.
I cannot see across the valley as I cannot see the valley, probably about a furlong across the fields.
Not much good for Blaydon Races tomorrow then.


08/06/2012 at 11:12

What a night!  Hard to sleep with gales blowing and rain being hurled against the window.  It's calmed down somewhat (!) and is just blowing quite strongly now and raining just a bit.

One of my beutiful lupins succombed to the weather and had bowed to the inevitable,  I've staked it - but of course it's never going to look as magnificent as it did.  Own fault - I did tie up and stake lots of things, but mistakenly thought it would be ok.

The last blooms of the aquilegias have been blown away, and a couple of roses have been beheaded by the gales.  But overall, we survived!