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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 14/06/2013 at 15:14

It was dryish when I walked down to the hospital this morning. Light rain when I returned, but difficult to hold the umbrella with the wind.

We've just had several thunder claps & very heavy rain. It's going ominously dark again as I type. J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 12/06/2013 at 17:43

It was actually sunny first thing today & quite breezy, but humid. Hadnt been a cool night, it was still 17C out there at 11pm last night.

Now it's steady rain, which we do need. Patio pots all on 'saucers', expect will need to remove those tomorrow sometime. J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 10/06/2013 at 20:38

NEast Derbyshire was grey & a bit nippy first thing this morning. Lovely drive back over to sunny WManchester.

It's actually been dry here for several days, so tomorrow's expected rain is needed. J.

Any idea what's happening to my hebe?

Posted: 10/06/2013 at 20:34

As it's in an East facing border, then frost is probably the culprit.

I'd cut back the affected stems pretty hard to good wood. A bit of tlc ie some plant food & water, if it's dry, & it should reshoot from lower down. J.

Dead Head Alliums?

Posted: 10/06/2013 at 20:27

I agree with Dove, just leave them be. If you're lucky & live in a drier part of the country, or we get a really dry summer, the skeletal seed heads do look wonderful.

Living in the NWest, not known for being dry, although we've have 2 weeks without rain...., I pick them & use as a dried flower arrangement. Sometimes I spray them with gold/silver paint for using as a Christmas decoration, but only if I have a really good dried seed head. J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 20:23

Another good day here in WManchester. Ok it clouded over late afternoon, but was still comfortable to sit & watch the birds at the feeders.

My gooseberries have already got a nice lot of fruit & the sawfly grubs have struck!! Have had a good couple of sessions of grub collection & stamping/sqishing this w/end & today. J.

Hello I'm a Lily Beetle, come and get me!

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 20:18

I've only stamped on 4 this year so far! They go for my frittilaries! 2 were on adjacent Aquillegas & the latest 2 on Japanese Anemone stems- I never actually saw/found any on my poor frittillaries this year.

I keep an old jam jar outside ready to catch them. Then they get tipped onto the slabs...... J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 29/05/2013 at 18:38

Raining again in WManchester. Started mid afternoon.

It did start dry, but dull, so a group of us had a good walk along the nearby canal & in the local woods without getting wet.

Have lived here & nearby for over 30yrs & today was a first for me. More to explore soon. J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 28/05/2013 at 12:03

Wet, wet, wet today.

Am now going to leave both the coldframes wide open 24hrs.... otherwise things will never be hardened off.

At w/end Daughter planted out the courgettes that I'd grown for her, plus cloche for extra cover to start with as not fully hardened off my end, but just getting too big to transport easily.

She gave me some rather anaemic French bean plants that she'd grown. Hmm, hope they cope- still in my coldframe for the time being. J.

planting out runner beans and courgettes

Posted: 28/05/2013 at 11:57

At w/end daughter planted out, plus a cloche cover, the courgettes tjhat I'd grown for her. They are already pretty big & I couldnt leave them any longer or transprting them would've been a nightmare. We're in NWest.

This week the coldframes are staying wide open 24hrs! At least today wont need to water anything..... J.

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