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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 26/08/2012 at 09:50

Nr Lincoln.

After a night of heavy rain we have a sunny morning with a light breeze, it says cloudy in the weather box, so that covers all eventualities. Last night it said and I quote "Thudery showers" and it certainly was very Thudery.

Have a nice day.


Fork Handles

Posted: 26/08/2012 at 09:37

Good morning all, same here Penninepetal. It has rained for most of the night so all the barrels, buckets etc are full. We are off to the garden centre later to buy tulip bulbs. I want some Prinses Irene after seeing them in a planter at Sissinghurst in April. They look like flames, and I thought very different, and want to see if there is anything new in the bulb line. Might even have a coffee and cake.

Have a nice day whatever you are doing.

Will be back later .


Bamboo Problem

Posted: 25/08/2012 at 16:34

My daughter and partner have a similar problem, but the bamboo is in their garden. They recently moved and want to put a patio where the bamboo is now growing. It is about 12 ft tall, We have advised them to dig up what they can and then use a strong weed killer, and just hope it dosn't return. It provides a great barrier at the bottom of their garden from other houses but people don't give enough thought to the consequences of planting invasive plants in the long term, tastes and needs change.

Fork Handles

Posted: 25/08/2012 at 15:53

We do the same with begonia tubers, just let them die back and then either lift and store somewhere frost free and keep dry, or leave them in the post you grew them in this year, same as before.  Next spring start them off with some fresh compost and away you go,  Simples.

At the moment mine are beautiful, in full flower, just hope they keep on for a few more weeks.


Fork Handles

Posted: 25/08/2012 at 15:20

We are having any easy tea tonight, dippy eggs and chips, bread and butter, tomato sauce..

Plum crumble would be my choice of pud, just love all that lovely topping with lusciuos juicey plums underneath and a big jug of custard,  Mmmmm my mouth's watering at the thought of it., but we haven't any plums. so tha'ts out of the question, will just have to imagine it Pam!

Fork Handles

Posted: 25/08/2012 at 13:55

Hi Frank and everyone, Yes I like to write correctly  it take me so long to decipher all the shortenings. I end up having to read it about 3 time to understand the meaning, I think it is definitely an age thing. We had to spell and punctuate correctly when I went to school in the distant past.

We are very serious today!

I have got a pan of tomato chutney on the go, so must away to see if it's OK( is it OK to use OK)

How's your foot today Frank?, hope you have to over the price of the fish

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 25/08/2012 at 10:23

Nr Lincoln.

Quite warm here this morning, but clouds gathering ready for the next shower.

Typical bank holiday weather, OH just said there's a huge black cloud coming our way.

Fork Handles

Posted: 25/08/2012 at 10:17

Good morning all. It's not a bad morning here, quite warm but the clouds are gathering. I saw the news about the veg being expensive this winter, makes sense really after the weather we have had, will have to stock the freezer with essentials, and trust to luck for the rest.

Becks, Jess will love Menorca, it's a lovely island. We have been several times, although not recently. Quite different to the other Spanish islands.

I thought the sweet peas in Monty's garden were lovely, and the army wives garden looked great, just shows what you can do with a few packets of seeds and some loving care. They obviously got a lot of pleasure out of it.

Have a nice day everyone.


Fork Handles

Posted: 24/08/2012 at 09:20

Bon Voyage Geoff, don't do anything I wouldn't, gives you plenty of scope.

how to get rid of

Posted: 24/08/2012 at 07:13

I've got about 15 pots of lilies and I check them most days and destroy any I find.I also water them with bug killer at about this time of year and spray to kill any larvae several times during the season. They are a pest but if you want the pleasure of lilies I'm afraid you have to be vigilant. I no longer grow them in the soil as I find it more difficult to control pests this way. They should flower again next year. I replenish the top 2 to 3 inches of compost with new material and every few years take the new little bulbsand replant for new lilies.

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