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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 08/08/2012 at 20:28

Phew it's been hot over here. My thermometer, in the shade, said 22C max, but felt a lot more than that when outside.

Very sunny first thing then lots of clouds arrived, some looking a bit ominous, but no rain. Finally by early afternoon the sun reappeared & stayed. Got the lawn cut, after being out all morning with various tasks, it was still a wee bit damp after the deluge they had had here at w/end.

I then sat out with a good book & had my meal outside too. J.

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Posted: 08/08/2012 at 20:20

Hi all.

Am, sort of, finally watching the Olympics. Busy day, started early after a disturbed night- daughter on weird rota at the mo. Lots of things to be done, now all sorted. Oh no, tell a lie, 1 more thing to sort, but that will get done tomorow.....

Finally got the chance to sit out with a book, but had done a lawn cut beforehand. Also had tea outside too & have watered all the big pots & returned pot saucers to the majority.

Ppetal- that's a good price for a penstemon. Especially if a nice one with lots of cutting material. One of my jobs for tomorrow is doing cuttings- must get up earlish as will be cooler with greenhouse, where I do such things, being in the shade until late morning. By then anyway will have had enough if it's as hot as today. J.

window boxes are a wash out this year

Posted: 07/08/2012 at 19:30

Now my marigolds, sown late last summer have been brill! Star performers this year. Bought some more seeds this morning, will sow this week I think, & hope to collect my own at the end of September.

Much of everything else sown has been eaten by slimey so-n-sos &/or mice! I haven't known a year as bad recently. This is the 4-5th rotten summer up here, so have had enough. J.

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Posted: 07/08/2012 at 13:07

Oh yummy, the first of the GDelight toms on a buttie! J.


Posted: 07/08/2012 at 12:59

Hollyhock- the 'beetle' looks like a Harlequin ladybird to me. J.

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Posted: 07/08/2012 at 12:55

I too need to own up to an elderly, but clean tartan rug on back seat. It was the picnic rug when was little- lots of pics of it!

Wet but brightening up now here today. Daughter & me got caught out as wasnt wet our end when we set of for our coffee & cake at GC, postponed from last week. It got wetter as we drove, no waterproofs on & 1 brolly! We coped, well not sure about daughters' parking ability, so got out smartish, got wet & left her to it!

Tv on already. Lunch now, but not too hungry after cake- oops, treat for today. J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 07/08/2012 at 12:44

Wet, but beginning to dry up? in Manchester at the mo.

Surprisingly was wetter to the West of us, when me & daughter nipped to GC for coffee & cake & seeds etc. It wasnt wet at all when we left. We're nearer to the Pennines & so get the rain before it goes over the tops, & usually drier when go that way, but not today. No  waterproofs & 1 brolly between us!

Looking forward to it bucking up, I hope. J.

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Posted: 06/08/2012 at 17:58

Cauli cheese with penne- my version of macaroni cheese. Yummy cheese from excellent cheese shop in OH's 'town'.

Combination of strawberries & raspberries for pud. Market was selling 2 punnets for £1 & quite happy that I wanted a punnet of each, not 2 of the same fruit.

The missing M&S flower/pressie delivery to SIL for her birthday has turned up only 2 days after was due & on a day that 'they' said didnt deliver to the island!

Off to cook now. BTW thoroughly enjoyed the horses! J.

New Clematis

Posted: 06/08/2012 at 17:51

Agree with Geoff, again , quite likely to be VW damage to the leaves.

The bit about the lower leaves going brown. It can be quite common for those to do that anyway, But, if the whole of the remaining stems/leaves also begin dying then check out Clematis wilt. All clematis need to be planted as deep as possible. If wilt is suspected, then cut away all the infected bits & it should reshoot from low down, often beneath ground. Oh & disinfect any secataurs used. J.

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Posted: 06/08/2012 at 16:09

Hi all, back from a pleasant w/end away at OH's little house. Cant believe what awful weather have completely missed! Some more plants have come home with me......

Thoroughly enjoyed Saturday night's Olympics & I watched last nights too. (OH didnt) Thxs for the heads up re show jumping...

Will catch up on posts sometime soon J.

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