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Where is Autumn?

Posted: 20/11/2015 at 07:58

There's huge variation in climate in Britain Nanny. Hosta gets a lot of rain where he is in Devon. We had a lousy summer too - even by our standards (west Scotland). If you're at any altitude, the weather is totally different from lower down, adn teh temps on forecast are for cities. Drop that a fair bit if get more rural. Our temps are, on average, between 5 and ten degrees lower than the south at any time, and when you add wind factor, that's a big difference. 


Posted: 20/11/2015 at 07:48

Morning all and afties Pat. Hope you've had a good day.

An igloo might be an idea for Dove's spot Verd 

W'song - tiling's a thankless task - it's quick enough doing the big bits but the fiddly ones...  Light at the end of the tunnel for you now though 

Off for a quick look round before I go to t'mill. Get yer simmits and mitts on and keep warm 


Posted: 19/11/2015 at 19:21

You posted at the same time as me there RB - glad there's been a bit of progress with your son's situation. He sounds as if he's in reasonably good spirits too. Hopefully he'll be well on the mend over the next few days 

New Lawn

Posted: 19/11/2015 at 18:48

Always tricky at this time of year John, if grass is growing away! . If the ground's ok to walk on - not too soggy- then give it a little cut. Don't take much off it though - the norm is a third of the height so that you encourage strong growth. 


Posted: 19/11/2015 at 18:40

Thanks Dove. He had a good result against Djokovich the other day. Hope Andy can beat Stan though 

Good point about RB's post. Very difficult in that sort of situation.

Tasty concoction of leftover chicken, peppers, tomatoes, onions and mushrooms in a spicy,creamy sauce with pasta for dinner. 

Horrible sleety, rainy night here now 

Planting Viburnum × bodnantense Dawn, WHEN?

Posted: 19/11/2015 at 17:34

nut's right - potted plants can go into the ground any time as long as the conditions are suitable. Prepare the hole well beforehand too  

coppicing the hazels

Posted: 19/11/2015 at 17:32

Wintery here already nut, although it got up to 6 or 7  degrees today - positively balmy compared to Tuesday! 

Gotta love those bees Steve 


Posted: 19/11/2015 at 17:17

Evening lovely people. How strange that RB's post has gone. It must have been just after my last one last night, judging by fidget's one. 

Dove- you can't beat a pack of fruit pastilles in your bag to keep you happy...unless it's soft liquorice   Does Fed's wifey know he's with you? She's not a wumman to be trifled with apparently   How's the tennis going? Not heard anything on the radio or online headlines.... 

coppicing the hazels

Posted: 19/11/2015 at 08:04

It looks splendid nut. A bit of clearing is very therapeutic too 

You'll be nice and cosy when winter hits 

Steve's friend's place sounds terrific too.

Camera Corner

Posted: 19/11/2015 at 08:01

Hosta - I need wings 

and they can never be too big fidget... 

That's gorgeous, incidentally. Clever hubby. I may be slightly biased, but that's a lovely thing to have made  

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