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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 20/11/2013 at 10:51

I had noticed the temperatures rising last night instead of being below freezing earlier in the evening.

First thing today it was wet & wild out there.

Now it's still wild outside, but the sun has arrived. About 5-6C at the mo, J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 19/11/2013 at 15:37

Frosty start here, about -2C first thing. Sun all day.

Pavements not good with all the fallen leaves plus icy patches, so swopped to the sunnier side this morning when walking up for bus.

Wonderful sight of all the autumn colours of the trees against a bright blue sky. About 4-5C & dropping out there now! J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 18/11/2013 at 16:29

It was wet again today until quite late on- WManchester.

OH drove over the tops into NEDerbyshire this morning & said it was dry for him.

Tonight due to be a cold one again. It's about 7C out there at the mo, J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 15/11/2013 at 19:42

It was only just over 1C out there first thing this morning & yet no actual frost....

A bright, dry if cold day although it was trying to drizzle as I drove home about 5pm. About 7C out there now, 7.40pm. J.

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Posted: 14/11/2013 at 09:08

It was still raining first thing but is going brighter as I type!

Wind strong, so will be colder than it says, 7C at the mo. Shall be well togged up in waterproof trousers etc before I get outside. J.

Worm compost

Posted: 14/11/2013 at 09:03

My can-o-worms is several yrs old now.

It lives just outside the back door, so no need always to trot down to the main compost bin with veg waste in rotten weather.

It'll never replace my main compost bins, but does produce 'worm juice' which I collect & store ready to dilute as an excellent, free, plant food.
The resulting compost I either mix into my bigger bins or use as a soil conditioner where am going to plant something.

IME it does take several months to produce a reasonable amount to use.

I dont move mine indoors for winter, but it does have a cover & is actually tucked in a fairly sheltered corner. After the last 2yrs of cold winters, have added a 'boost' of worms to mine. You can also swop worms between a normal active compost bin. (I just couldnt manage, without a catastrophy, to move mine) J.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 13/11/2013 at 17:41

Surprisingly we didnt get a frost last night! There had been a good clear sky last evening.

Today has been dullish with some sun early on, but dry. That was good as was out with a walking group- along the Bridgewater canal & in the adjacent Worsly woods.

I know rain is expected, please let it be overnight as tomorrow is going to be a 'garden day'! J.

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Posted: 12/11/2013 at 15:05

Totally different day here. Sun most of the time & a good breeze. About 11C at the mo.

Expecting a rather chilly night though. J.

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Posted: 11/11/2013 at 14:00

Today is WET & miserable. About 12C out there.

At least the tree surgeon has done the tops of my leyland hedge & next drs' too, J.

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Posted: 10/11/2013 at 15:55

WManchester- had our first real frost this morning. Was -1.3C early this morning.  All my pale fuschia flowers now tinged with brown. The heaps of hail stones from yesterday are still there in the shadey parts of the garden.

It's been sunny all day today, but still rather nippy unless in the sun, or greenhouse, J.

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