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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 29/04/2013 at 17:19

Sun & showers & a strong wind in both NEast Derbyshire this morning & WManchester this afternoon.

Tomorrow should be better & am out all day!

So whatever Wed's weather throws at us I shall be doing something outside/inside greenhouse......... J.

Fork Handles

Posted: 29/04/2013 at 17:06

Cloudy skies, oh yes....! Just one of those annoying situations. Never mind more room for something else..... J.

Morning Glory seedlings

Posted: 29/04/2013 at 17:03

I'd sow some more! Plenty of time & the later sowing will romp away/catch up & look more healthy.

MG really sulk if the nightime temps too cool, so I never sow until early May. Learnt the hard way.....

You also said that they were on a N facing sill..... definitely too cold for them. Sorry, J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 26/04/2013 at 16:02

Yep that wind is increasing again. It was pleasant in the greenhouse, sowing & repotting things. I even sat out with a cuppa, protected by the open shed door.

Washing now back inside, pretty well dry, but yet another recent sharp shower sent me scurrying out to rescue the last bits. Typical April really. J.

Iris Katharine Hodgkin

Posted: 26/04/2013 at 15:59

Gold1locks- any tips of how to establish these small irises?

2x now have tried with different varieties- dry tubers & 'in the green' & neither reappeared the following spring. We do have a large number of squirrels, but they tend to go for the crocus & small red tulips. J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 26/04/2013 at 10:22

A typical April day here. Brilliant sunshine one minute, chucking it down the next.....

Shall I risk the washing again? Am off down to greenhouse to continue with 'jobs'. Probably end up with 'muddy' handprints all over stuff as I have to dash to get it back inside. J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 24/04/2013 at 17:52

WManchester- dull most of the day, actually brighter now. Got to 15-16C this afternoon.

Both coldframes now open all day & 'just' overnight. That looks as if it'll all change for this w/end. J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 20:56

Sun first thing today. Clouded over by early afternoon for the rest of the day. Warm though, much less wind & from a better direction.

Spent a good day doing all sorts outside. We still need more rain though as ground still very dry in places. J.

EVIL Japanese Anemone

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 20:50
obelixx wrote (see)

It's funny isn't it.  I like the plant but have a well bahevd clump of the pink stuff that isn't invasive at all.   I would dearly love to have some of the white but it just won't grow.   I have deeply fertile akaline loam which varies from well drained to boggy and the stuf fthat grows for me isin a shady, dampish bed that only gets full sun from 3pm between the equinoxes. 

Good luck with getting rid.  I can sympathise having my own problems with the usual suspects - creeping buttercup, nettles, thistles, couch grass and mare's tail which all love my soil and grow with gay abandon no matter how much I weed them out or paint with glyphosate.

I'm the same as you Obs. My pink September Charm is well behaved. I've only split it once in several yrs, purely because the clump was thin in the middle. I have small spring bulbs growing on top of the clump as it's always late in restarting, so a doyble use of the space.

I would love to grow the white Honerine Jobert, but it just doesnt like 'me'. 3x I've tried, no luck. So now I just remember the little front garden full of it just by the entrance to St Catherine's college, Oxford. J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 22/04/2013 at 17:57

Everybody had a busy w/end outside then?

Saturday was working in t-shirt weather, even in the NWest! Yesterday was duller & cooler, but no real rain until late on.

Today has been quite dull & cool with yet again another stiff breeze out there. Drizzling now. Washing dried ok though. J.

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