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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 01/06/2012 at 23:20

Old fingers on the keyboard can often cause a crash
It seems I hit a wrong button disappearing in a flash
Into a strange and barren world where I had never been
Now with the help of friendly folk I am now back on the scene.

Thanks all. Frank.

And Teesside has had a rotten cold day, my daughters car broke down so she borrowed mine and Granddaughter gave me a school Sun Flower for some TLC, "I know you will make it well granddad" Hmm such confidence.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 01/06/2012 at 23:13

Thanks to Figrat and Zoomer I think I have managed to get back on line
I will try this.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 01/06/2012 at 09:30

Thank you Figrat, I looked at the details and cannot see any box to get back in so signed out and back in, still nothing.
How do you get on touch with a mod??

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 01/06/2012 at 08:40

Can some one tell me if they can see my messages on here.
I seem to be having the same trouble as Zoomer a week or so back, we could see her messages she could not.
I have searched the site for a complaints feature and cannot find one, how do you get in touch with a Mod.

Flippin' pigeons

Posted: 30/05/2012 at 23:04

I found what was left of a pigeon on my front lawn today, once we had droves of them then we got a fox in the woods, the pigeons have legged it apart from the odd unlucky one every couple of days.
On the farm we shot them and they went into a pie, I think H&S may have something to say about you shooting up the street though


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 30/05/2012 at 12:16

"Rain" the sun came out at 11:30 am and is burning me as I work filling bags, had to come in for a drink.


Gardening newbie with loads of questions

Posted: 30/05/2012 at 12:12

Tina, my greenhouse has both, a paved path up the middle and gravel beds either side though on the North wall side I now have permanent staging and a warm bed with cable buried in sand and a thermostat. Above that there are shelves at various heights to take the plants not needing the full warmth, heat rises so they get a nice snug warmth around them. A curtain of bubble wrap round the warm box keeps the seeds and seedlings at the correct temperature.
The other gravel bed is for the tomato's peppers and chili, all in pots I never use grow bags after a calamity with bad compost years ago, filling my own pots I can see what goes in and the watering is better controlled. As the previous poster says I fill all the watering cans and even a couple of buckets leaving them in the green house to warm up for next day and also put moisture into the air, dry air is not good for plants.
A couple of points Tina, not all seeds need the same temperature for them to strike some need to be cool others want around 18 degrees or even more in some cases that is why I have a thermostat. Read the packets.
You do not fill the staging trays with gravel an inch will do nicely to hold the water, if you top the water to the top of the gravel this will give the plants a nice atmosphere around them, it also lifts the pots high enough to let some root grow through into the gravel so they pick up water as needed.
Having experimented with shading for years I now leave it off using extra vents in the greenhouse and if needed a cold fan. The door is open most of the day and the vents as needed plus the fan to move the air, extra buckets of water also help keep the temperature more even.
We all have to learn and most of us admit to still learning even now well past retirement so ask your questions, there is always some one who knows.


Grass shears

Posted: 30/05/2012 at 11:42

Spikey, I had the same problem as you although I had the best long handled shears. One day whilst using a strimmer with a swivel head I decided to try it on edging the lawn it worked a treat.
In time I learnt to put a plank down and walk along strimming the edge, this kept it straight and also cleaned the edge leaving soil instead of grass, no more problems after that.
I still use the long handle Spear and Jackson shears on weed and even bushes no bother at all.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 30/05/2012 at 10:35

My side of the Tees "Rain" got the sun just after eleven yesterday and apart from the odd dip had it until sunset last night.
The sun woke me early today but has now vanished under fairly heavy cloud, I cannot see your side at all. "Memo" do not hang the washing out.
Have to clear up a couple of piles of weeds and things, bag them and put all the bags out for the green-waste in the morning, one of my compost boxes is now full and the other box is giving up its beautiful moist sweet smelling gold for the pots and plants, the tomato's love it.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 29/05/2012 at 09:54

Teesside has a sea mist this morning, the sun is trying to burn it off as it is getting brighter.
It was a warm night and we could have had that first cup of tea in the garden but did not, I did not open the greenhouse as I normally would, the Tom's want some warmth, so breakfast in the conservatory with the doors open.
Looking across the valley to the Cleveland Hills it is a dark haze, you cannot see any features, "Rain" may be getting some of her namesake.


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