Highland Jeannie

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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 11/02/2013 at 17:10

I am wondering that - not very tecchie

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 11/02/2013 at 11:47
Palaisglide wrote (see)

Jeannie your mum if she saw rain must have been at a base the top end of the Canal near the Med, we never saw one drop, never thought I would miss rain but you do.
Never saw Naafi girls either except on the very big bases and I never saw much of them, think big prisons, some people went on from the boat and never left until time to go home.


I know she moved about a bit & was near Cairo for quite a while.  She was in an RAF camp at one point, it was called something like Helouin, but always referred to as "Hell 1."  I have lots of photos, but although labelled mean nothing to me.
My father was in the Rifle Brigade & said he knew every grain of sand on the North African coast as they advanced & retreated before El Alamain .

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 11/02/2013 at 11:37

Beautiful bright sunshine, having a quick cuppa before going outside .

North Facing

Posted: 11/02/2013 at 00:13

I posted a similar question on the old BBC forum about 2.5 years ago when we moved into a new build with 15 x 15 meter north facing back garden.

I was advised to make a sun chart.  I got a piece of A4 paper drew boxes about 2" square in 4 columns with little gaps below each box. Each column represented the approx time of day; 9-11, 11-1, 1-3, 3-5. I drew (roughly) the sun lounge & shed as reference points in each square. Took several copies. When the sun shone (!) I drew in the appropriate timed square where the line of shade was, & wrote the date under it.

I was pleasantly surprised.  We are now just getting a few shafts of sunshine through the gaps between the houses .

Hope this makes sense; I'd nearly finished the first time & it disappeared.

Feeding Bulbs That Have Gone Over

Posted: 10/02/2013 at 23:10

Cheers folks, the forecast isn't too cold so I'll plant them out asap.

Feeding Bulbs That Have Gone Over

Posted: 10/02/2013 at 19:49

Thanks, I was thinking of planting them out later, but thought that now they've finished flowering they had to be fed before the foliage dies down?

Feeding Bulbs That Have Gone Over

Posted: 10/02/2013 at 15:53

I have a couple of little pots of crocus that I'd planted up for indoors which have now finished flowering (and various other bulbs that are still flowering).

What's the best thing to feed them with now?



What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 10/02/2013 at 15:20

Dull, hint of drizzle this morning after a hazy start; spent a couple of hours weeding & even dared to cut back some dead stuff.  Hope it wasn't too early  - although I left anything  precious for now. 1 slug spotted  & removed.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 09/02/2013 at 17:32
Palaisglide wrote (see)

Nope Bunny, Rocky Dusty full of wildlife such as scorpions sand snakes dung beetles and giant black and red ants. Freezing cold at night burning your eyeballs out during the day sandstorms where you just closed down until it went away,

My Mum was in the Middle East (in the naafi ) for the last couple of years of the war.  She couldn't believe how during the sandstorms the sand "got everywhere" !!  It rained twice in that time; she didn't like the heat & the lack of seasons. Enjoyed the camaraderie, though.

Not too cold, very fine misty drizzle as we started to put up the first bit of (plastic) trellis. Just got loads of staples to put in now - not good at that - they keep going sideways. OH has the same problem - small hammer; they don't go in, big hammer; they flop sideways .

"My Reviews"

Posted: 08/02/2013 at 20:36
sotongeoff wrote (see)

I am not making any more cakes!!

Aw, please; pretty please .   

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