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18/04/2012 at 08:34

Dismal & wet here in the Midlands and I'm afraid it's set to be no better for the rest of the week.

Ah well! It's very much needed.

18/04/2012 at 09:26

Grey and wet here, too in North Yorks - and supposed to stay like that for the forseeable future.

Oh, well - it's keeping my daffs going longer.

18/04/2012 at 09:35

Good morning, Alina.....according to my old granddad (he was a head gardener) the weather will be no better until the daffs have finished - just a thought.

18/04/2012 at 09:45

That's bad news, David - I have some varieties that aren't over until May!

18/04/2012 at 10:18

Very cold and wet here in the Basque Country - has been since the beginning of April, and looks set to continue. A backlog of seedlings is accumulating, waiting to be planted out!

18/04/2012 at 10:30

Grey and wet in Leeds 

18/04/2012 at 10:57

Same here in Lincolnshire. We need it badly, so I can't grumble.  Just hope there are some spells of dry weather to get out in the garden and cut the lawn.  

18/04/2012 at 11:25

Perhaps fortunately, the lawn can't be cut here because of the crocus leaves...

18/04/2012 at 11:57

Teesside is dark and dour today, it is trying with some success to rain. The sky is brighter towards the coast three miles away as the crow flies but then we get most of our weather off the North Sea. This is because Teesside is like a large bowl with rising ground North South and West. Our poster "Rain" lives under the Cleveland hills ten miles across the valley and her weather is totally different to ours North of the Tees.

Frank.

18/04/2012 at 12:38

Chilly, windy and wet on the south devon coast, cant get out into the garden so have been pottering in the greenhouse, have had no success with sweet pepper seeds at all, any advice out there?

18/04/2012 at 12:45

Wet again, but brightening up a bit now & the wind a lot less- Manchester. Still only about 7C outside though. J.

18/04/2012 at 12:51

Wet, rainy, grey. This time last year it was so dry that the soil was turning to dust, today puddles.

18/04/2012 at 12:54

have had no success with sweet pepper seeds at all, any advice out there?

Do you mean they are not germinating ? They need to be quite warm to get them set off - sunny window indoors and covered should do.

18/04/2012 at 13:02

Sun is shining up here in Dunbar. Heavy rain earlier.

18/04/2012 at 13:17

Yes, the problem in non germination.  Tried one lot indoors and one lot in the greenhouse weeks ago and nothing at all!  Thinking now of buying some seedlings and growing on.

18/04/2012 at 13:23
seaside oldie wrote (see)

Yes, the problem in non germination.  Tried one lot indoors and one lot in the greenhouse weeks ago and nothing at all!  Thinking now of buying some seedlings and growing on.

seaside oldie

They take longer than tomato seeds to germinate sometimes2/3 weeks -give them a bit longer indoors

Cold wind and showers in Southampton today

18/04/2012 at 13:35

South-East UK inland is rainy grey and very blustery. Went out to do jobs because I don't mind rain but the wind was too cold.

18/04/2012 at 13:56
My sweet pepper seeds took about a month longer to germinate than my tomatoes. Only just developing first set of true leaves. Went to the local agricultural store yesterday - they have a huge polytunnel with veg seedlings, I pop in to see how I'm doing with my own. Their sweet peppers are at least 6" high, I don't know how they do it! But theirs broad beans and peas were pathetic. I've already planted mine out.
18/04/2012 at 14:11

We're heading for another three or four days of rain - well, showers - here in Central Italy. Good thing, too. Last year was one of the driest on record. The temps hit the low-20s in mid-March and it stayed very warm till late October into November. This year started the same - mid-20s in mid-March - and the locals were starting to panic, but it suddenly cooled off and started to rain and has for the last three weeks. I'm worried that some of the seeds I've planted out might rot in the ground, but better the rain. I can always sow more.

18/04/2012 at 14:16

It's 7am here and of course it's snowing!

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