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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 21/12/2012 at 09:54

Here in Stockton I had just started to sing "You are my sunshine" as a yellow glow was visible through the side window.
Two thoughts struck me, the sun does not rise in the North! and if it was the sun why was I having to put the lights on.
Further investigation found a very large golden yellow van parked over the road.
Two questions what was it doing and "Who would drive a van that colour" apart from a colour blind driver? I made a cup of tea and heard it go so still a mystery. I had a vision of the driver in the largest pair of sunglasses ever.
Dark dull morose looking cloud, no rain, lights on burning up fuel, either that or fall over everything and as I pay more and more green taxes I have decided to get my monies worth.


Composting Problem

Posted: 20/12/2012 at 11:57

You live and learn.
After bagging a great heap of black stinking mess that had accumulated over the years you do not wish to do it again so the green waste get most of my grass, some does get mixed in the heap no trouble although I make sure never more than an inch at a time and like Dove I use my large crow bar to give it a tickle.

Merry Christmas all and good composting.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 20/12/2012 at 10:54

Stockton has dense dark cloud, the lights are on to see what I am doing yet it is dry, someone is for it as it drifts North.
No sign of the Hills nor much beyond the woods so cannot see if there is a weather front over the coast soon be the shortest day then uphill to spring, three cheers for that.


Composting Problem

Posted: 19/12/2012 at 23:52
Berghill wrote (see)

Exactly. Even the horrible slimy stuff will eventually turn into good stuff.

Not quite right Berghill, the heap of grass cuttings on our bowling green never rotted down so we had to dig out and bag years of slimy black cuttings and take it to the tip, we learned the lesson and after that gave it to the green waste who could give it the mix and heat needed.
My own heap get a single layer of lawn cuttings about one inch, the rest goes to green waste.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 19/12/2012 at 23:44

Dmball, it is now brewed in Bury St Edmund's, I try the special beers and of them all prefer Old Speckled Hen. It was named after the old knocked about works MG car which ran for years, I could run on the beer for years.
The weather got slowly more morose, all the lights were on early although the windows were open it was quite warm.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 19/12/2012 at 22:39
Nadolig Carolau wrote (see)

Frank   - thanks for having a laugh with me.  A little of what you fancy does you good is what I say!

Always up for a laugh Caz saves on tears, it also defused many tense moments through my life but that could have been because I am big and ugly so will never know if it was my wit or persona.

Nos da, frank.

Composting Problem

Posted: 19/12/2012 at 15:41

Rachel, Compost needs air heat and moisture, damp not wet.
I turn my compost every six weeks or so by tossing it into a barrow giving it a mix then tossing it back, a watering can with a spray nozzle to wet is as you throw it back is enough. That gets the air in and it will warm up itself, I do cover it at all times to stop it getting soaked by rain.
You can enhance it with a cup full of granular fertiliser mixed in as you turn it, I do have two heaps in wood frames one to use one to fill, in time you get lovely compost, add custard you could eat it. "oh err" don't try this at home.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 19/12/2012 at 15:30

Caz, is my Cymraeg that bad, I ran along the leafy lanes in my car, "now" whether I was naked in the car, "well" it will not be the first time, many years ago it got hot in those vehicles in the Desert. Plus as you get older you tend to do unintentional things which is why I have followers, two community Police women and a police car sirens blazing.
I love having a run out along the lovely lanes surrounding the area seeing the wild life, "err" being naked could frighten them away, it also gives the car a warm up (I love getting the greens mad) like a good horse you need to ride it to keep it in trim. Trouble is my Son insists on me riding fully dressed ! spoil sport.
That's my excuse and I stick to it, "WHO spilt treacle on my keyboard??
Better lay off those Old Speckled Hens, the beer not the widows down the road.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 19/12/2012 at 13:49

Stockton on Tees is cloudy and dull, no rain and I can see the Hills at the moment.
I ran along the leafy lanes "err" well a lot now naked it was quite warm, finally ending up in the Supermarket which will be nameless as it upsets people that proved to be almost empty??? Have people run out of money or are they saving it for a weekend mad rush?
Out side where I keep the herbs I notice my Tulips are putting up shoots, I told them it is too early.


Static-electrical winowing

Posted: 16/12/2012 at 10:20

Dinah, I did not set out to upset your and no matter how old we are, in gardening there is always something new.
Re-inventing the wheel is not always the best way forward, at times the old ways which are possibly harder work are the best.
We all tend to collect more seed than we need so some loss as we separate seed from chaff will not matter, whilst it is on the board spread out you can pick the plumper seeds out, they seem to germinate best.
Keep looking for better ways, some day you may hit the jackpot.


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