- I am a keen gardener with a small plot in which I grow vegetables as well as flowers. I try to be wildlife friendly and have a small pond
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31 Dec 2017 14:52
Happy New Year everyone!
we had a beautiful morning but now a storm is brewing. OH was going for a walk but has had to change plans! Hope tomorrow is better and we can then have our walk. It is so dark now that we have had to put the lights on.
27 Dec 2017 12:13
My son and his wife are off home today and I can see from his I-phone it has been snowing on the M5. No snow here inCheshire. It is usually colder here than where they live in the Midlands, so that makes a change. I wish them a safe journey home.
21 Dec 2017 06:53
Don't overdo it Johnny, I believe shovelling snow can be quite dangerous in Canada as you have such a lot of it to shift and it is easy to overtax your body. We are so wimpy here everything closes down at the first snowfall, schools, trains, buses, aircraft, all come to a standstill!
20 Dec 2017 17:09
Forgotten what the sun looks like! Misty,damp though not too chilly. Everyone seems to have a cold or cough here in the north west. I think I would like to go to the canaries or anywhere that is bright and sunny. Happy Christmas everyone!
19 Nov 2017 07:24
GD, my inbox tells me that you have sent me a message but I'm afraid I can't access it for some reason.
Calm day here in the north west, not too cold and nice and dry. We haven't had rain for a while, unusual for this part of the country. I expect I speak too soon.
18 Nov 2017 18:51
I am surprised that you do get a frost at all GD surrounded by sea as you are. My OH was brought up on Anglesey and he doesn't remember ever having a frost.
17 Nov 2017 16:18
very hard frost here in Cheshire but the temperatures quickly rose as clouds rolled in. Not a bad day though and I enjoyed a trip to our local garden centre.
15 Nov 2017 07:02
Johnny, that city scape looks wonderful. Your birds are very tame and I expect they are very hungry this time of the year with everywhere covered in snow.
07 Nov 2017 17:13
It's been a wet and dark day today and I have started with a chesty cold. Oh dear! I should be going out tonight but I had better give the occasion a miss.
Never mind the forcast is better tomorrow so perhaps a visit to our local garden centre will cheer me up
07 Nov 2017 07:25
Thank you for your reply GD. You live in a lovely part of the world and clearly have better weather than most of us here on the mainland. I did read that we'd need a private health scheme when we visit which did puzzle me. 🙄
06 Nov 2017 16:42
Johnny Canoe would think that 9 degrees was balmy GD. Even I think that is a lot warmer than here in the north west of the mainland UK. Am I right in thinking that Guernsey is not part of the UK? I am always unsure about the Channel Islands.
03 Nov 2017 07:33
Thomas Hood was obviously having a bad day when he wrote that poem. I had a lovely run out yesterday to visit friends and the trees looked wonderful. People were out running or taking their dog for a walk and it did look cheerful all around. The dark nights are gloomy I know but hey we are still alive and morning does arrive!
31 Oct 2017 06:53
Hello Tin pot,
I would have thought your newly planted shrubs would only needed a good soaking when planted this time of the year when it is so damp anyway. Just key an eye on them for a bit until established.😊
30 Oct 2017 12:31
We had our first frost here in Cheshire so I expect the frogs have taken to the pond so I am glad that I cleaned it out a few days ago. The bird feeders are popular again and today is a sparkling, cold sunny day.
29 Oct 2017 16:35
Well Johnny you have obviously learnt to cope with your weather conditions. I thought the UK weather was changeable but clearly it has nothing like the different climate changes you have. You are, I'm sure, made of sterner stuff than us Brits and use to all those fluctuating temperatures!
28 Oct 2017 13:48
Oh Johnny how do you cope with those rapid changes of temperature. I think that I would struggle.
Get your Christmas lights up straight away!
27 Oct 2017 06:56
Dave your photo is lovely. You obviously live in a beautiful part of the country. We didn't see the sun at all yesterday here in Cheshire but the forcast is for better weather today. The clocks must go back this weekend which is a bit of a downer 🙄
24 Oct 2017 17:56
I had an e-mail from my daughter-in-law's mother who lives in Barbados and she said she wishes that she could send me some of that lovely sunshine they have over there. I must say that I wish she could too!
very dreary here in Cheshire.🙄
16 Oct 2017 07:19
I have prepared the garden here in Cheshire as we are expecting wind and rain,later on today so hopefully nothing will blow about. I have tidied up and removed my planters off the wall and now we will wait and see!
29 Aug 2017 16:30
What lovely pictures Johnny, your garden is a riot of colour. Thanks for sharing the pics with us on this Forum. 😊