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Highland Jeannie

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Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 20:28

B***dy weather!!

Yesterday was GLORIOUS  & we had to be somewhere indoors but today when we had all day free it started cloudy which turned to heavy rain this pm (& now snow!!)

We got 2 bits of trellis attached to the fence then gave up.

I think we got too used to the sun; was expecting more of the same!

Carrots in tubs

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 18:16
rutlandbelle wrote (see)

I'm not normally a veg grower but am planning to grow carrots in tubs with my little grandaughter this year. 

Depending on the height of your grand-daughter you will probably need quite a deep tub!!!

Manure is probably not a good idea - she'll probably prefer something like Smarties or a bar of chocolate......

(Sorry, I'll get my coat.....)

Beechgrove Garden Goes National.

Posted: 04/04/2013 at 21:47

They certainly covered a lot of topics.

Was good to see Chris Beardshaw presenting; don't think I've seen him doing that since he was on GW when Alan Tichmarsh presented it.

Mind you it was good to see Chris Beardshaw full stop!!!   I'm with Busy-Lizzie there.

verbena bonariensis

Posted: 04/04/2013 at 20:05

I haven't yet peeped under the deep mulch of my ones in the garden, but the ones in a pot in the garage seem to have survived.  Hopefully!

Beechgrove Garden Goes National.

Posted: 04/04/2013 at 20:02

Enjoyed it, don't know when it was filmed but what a lot of snow!!

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 03/04/2013 at 22:54

No frost overnight - yippeeee, slight cloud at 1st then lovely sunshine again.  My cheeks are quite pink having been out for a few days in the sun!


Posted: 02/04/2013 at 23:47

We have the lawn rake & loppers attached to the shed door as they're awkward to store.

As we're beside a golf course we decided that a greenhouse wasn't a good idea  so went for a "potting shed" it has glass that slopes out, with a potting bench along under the glass. (Don't know whether I'd go for that again, though). 

The shed seems to be constantly full & gets a tidy up a couple of times a year or when things get too bad .  Tall canes stand in a large paint pot & short ones in an old teapot on the bench. There are mugs & yogurt pots with odd, less-used small tools, labels, pencils, etc. I have 1 of those rectangular plastic "carry alls" for the main players so that they can all come out together.  Brooms & hoes are on their handles in our old chimney pots in the garage.

I wonder whether people's sheds are like their houses for order & tidiness??  (We can't throw away anyhting "just in case" & our house, loft, garage & shed all reflect that)

Are women's sheds like their handbags??


Posted: 02/04/2013 at 20:37
Fairygirl wrote (see)
Never thought I'd be saying this in April- but we could do with some rain here....

So could we, but remember - "Be careful what you wish for"  It might rain & not let up for weeks!!

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 02/04/2013 at 20:27

About -8c overnight, then beautiful sunshine again.  In the shady part it reached +8c & a touch of snow on the bed still, (& frozen solid) but I was working in the sun - dunno what the temp was but seemed quite warm (T-shirt & sweatshirt). The soil there is quite dry , had to water a few more pots today.

In the west & down near Fort William there's moorland fires because the heather is so dry. -Yes it is Scotland in April!!


WEATHER this week

Posted: 02/04/2013 at 10:08

-4c at 9 am, lovely sunshine again.

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