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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 09/02/2013 at 14:46
bunnysgarden wrote (see)
I couldn't stand desert ...sandy !

Nope Bunny, Rocky Dusty full of wildlife such as scorpions sand snakes dung beetles and giant black and red ants. Freezing cold at night burning your eyeballs out during the day sandstorms where you just closed down until it went away, if you tried to eat at noon don't bother as a tin of Bully was a drink. Good job they sent me to Cyprus for a while before going home or my Army career would have come to and end.
Still bright and clear in my neck of the woods, nice and quiet now all my well wishers have been fed watered and left.


Monty Don's French Gardens

Posted: 09/02/2013 at 13:28

See one Potager seen them all, would not be seen dead in a 2CV.
I like Monty in his own garden but chewing strawberries and making a face that says yum does nothing for me.
I too wanted to know how they grow one crop on the same land for years, dare we mention Chemicals "oops" sorry.
The best bit was the obviously staged visit to the allotment and that lovely French Lady, that did look much as we would recognise a garden, the rest left me cold and Monty very wet, not the best programme.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 09/02/2013 at 13:17
bunnysgarden wrote (see)
See US has had snow storm, hope it isn't heading this way next ... I need to emigrate hehe

I tried that once Bunny or at least the Army decided I needed to emigrate, to the Desert well two of them, one in Africa and one in Asia Minor. I decided emigration was not what it was cracked up to be, they still made me suffer two years of it, I kissed every green field I passed on getting home cow muck and all.
Blue sky sunshine some dark cloud to the West which seems to be going South Son in the Vale of York will be getting that.
Lot of visitors this morning asking am I OK can I manage, yes you can make me a cup if you are having one as they sit down. I am croaking sniffling and chest heaving, apparently waiting on others is good for colds, "err right" I should now be better then.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 08/02/2013 at 11:24

Bunny our fresh air is cold enough to make "err" well the hairs fall off your chest, I will be in my warm kitchen making soup and having the bottle of posh port next to me, I may even slurp some into the soup.
Sun did get out but bitter cold.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 08/02/2013 at 10:42

Morning Bunny, Stockton has blue sky some mottled cloud sun trying hard to get out and I have a steaming cold.
Question should I sit here wallowing in my own misery or hoover and wash the kitchen floor, wallowing ain't me so I did the latter.
About to make some potato and leek soup now as sore throat makes it hard to swallow.
Wallow, Swallow there must be a few poetic lines in there somewhere.


Propagator Parasene elecric

Posted: 07/02/2013 at 13:48

Question, where are you north south as different sowing times will apply.
What are you sowing, seeds need differing heats and propagators usually have a standard cooler setting, a thermostat gives more scope.
What exactly did the GC advise when selling you sand and grit and did you get the sowing compost too.
My seed mix is one third compost one third grit and one third washed sand and yes it needs be damp although not wet.
Seeds differ in germination times, some will be up in hours others take weeks, depends on what you are sowing.
So more questions than answers, it is always best when asking questions to state what you are growing, in my part of the country I am sitting with my feet up as it is far too early to sow most seed and heating a Greenhouse even a lagged one costs big money, it is best to heat just the bit you are using, easy to do with shelving and curtains of bubble wrap.
Come back with some answers and we will be willing to help.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 07/02/2013 at 12:47

Jeannie, History is in the eye of the beholder not the eye of the reader and when it is happening around you you are much more interested in looking after your own than taking exact notes. I do a lot on the local History Board run by the library and even though there are official descriptions of things people still read their own views into it.

Been out and shopped as the sky clouded over and it gets even colder, is that a storm coming in over the coast.
"oh well" a hot cuppa a nice sandwich and feet up, nothing I can do out there, it is all tidy what more can I ask. When you stop to think Spring is exactly that something flexible that moves about, patience boy.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 07/02/2013 at 10:29

No snow today the snow has gone away, clear sky with streaks of cotton wool cloud sun at first a bit dull at the moment and cold in Stockton.
I am a bit late after castigating some fool on the local History board who came to his own, the wrong conclusions about local defence early in the war.
I sometimes cringe at what passes for history.

Frank looking out at smiling Primroses, it makes everything right.

The weather

Posted: 06/02/2013 at 22:44

True Gardening Grandma. My Doctor for some reason known only to himself had his receptionist call me and say one of my daily tablets would be changed. They duly arrived and I read the blurb with them. 22 different side effects that could cause problems. At my age personal comfort must be a better bet than much discomfort and live a week longer?
I laugh when my daughters ring, they have suddenly discovered cooking after years of fast foods, "I did stewing steak and it's tough as old harry". Dad (three years at cookery school and Mothers teaching as a lad) how long did you cook it, "threw everything in the pot and cooked it for one and a half hours" "oh dear and a sigh" long slow cooking and put the veg in for the last hour and a half " "it did not say that". A week later, did it again you were right. I told her next time put a rice pudding in at the same time using a water bath (bain marie) and don't stir it.
It is up to us old hands to try and revive things, pass on the knowledge we got because everything was outside we lived in the open and observed.
When at my Sons farm I make sugestions based on the old ways, he is now starting to listen when I tell him throwing money at a problem does not solve it.
I learned from my parents, the moderns thought we were old hat now we come into our own if we are prepared to give up the knowledge.


The weather

Posted: 06/02/2013 at 19:47

Hello Rose being brought up in a farming Village community we knew what hedgerow herbs, fruits and salad food were, my Aunt Mabel made her own medicines and cure all from the hedgerows. No Doctors on call back then, you had to pay as they came in the door, the farm labour could not afford them so it was down to Aunt Mabel who I once saw stitch up a leg wound then send the man back to the field, you will be better working than lying around?
I was watching butter making on TV last night and nothing has changed for hand made butter so maybe somethings are being preserved.
My grandchildren when we are out in the woods ask and I tell them, wild garlic celandine what tree is what and we have seen Kingfishers Hawks plus many kinds of bird, the best being watching the fox a vixen sun bathing mid afternoon, she must feel safe.
Schools do take more interest these days so some hope yet, as to the old weather sayings I knew them all though a look out of the window at the coastal weather front gives me a good idea what we are in for.


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