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Posted: 30/08/2012 at 12:54

Kate, always had a sense of humour, when dealing with people who are cold wet miserable and not wanting to do the things you want them to do then it gets things done. You may be feeling the same way yourself but cannot show it, I have been asked if the smile was glued on, well yes at times. I was asked more than once if I was a Holy Roller as I did not swear, well not in their hearing, I felt if I had to swear at them I had lost hence the long string of nonsense I used instead of, it got a laugh.
Trolls cause misery as we have seen on some of the chat thingees so I never get involved is all.


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Posted: 30/08/2012 at 12:40
michael7 wrote (see)

I still want to know the official difference between rain and showers and it's got nothing to do with the song 'April Showers'.   It is now the end of August and yesterday the weatherman forecast 'rain followed by showers'. When I go outside and I'm getting wet do I say "This is only a shower" or do I say "This is only rain". Is rain wetter than a shower or vice versa?



Right then lets get technical, Rain is a continuous fall of water from the heavens in droplets for an unlimited time and can be defined as Light, Medium, heavy, Hissing it down or good grief launch the Dinghy. In the North it can also be a sea mist a sea fret or that b@@@@@ north sea again.
A shower on the other hand is a brief fall of water hale snow sleet, or it could include arrows bullets dust stones or sparks.
From that one would deduce Rain is a continuous fall of water and a Shower a short sharp fall of what ever takes your fancy.
Weather forecasters will say rain for a continuous fall and followed by showers short sharp bursts from the heavens, one is get your umbrella up before leaving the other hard luck you did not have time, I still think they only fall in April, the rest is just wet.


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Posted: 30/08/2012 at 10:51
kate1123 wrote (see

I was a little disappointed that the troll did not come back to play.

Kate some of us found out years ago trolls like to bully not play and the best way to deal with them is not to feed them in any way no matter how mad you feel.
It surprised me so many posters had a go, it probably made them feel very important.
I think winter has arrived here, straight from Siberia.


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Posted: 30/08/2012 at 10:07

Did watch some of the opening and a bit more this morning, must admit I had to watch "Jet when Britain ruled the skies" having flown on most of them. The parade got a bit tedious, I suppose they could not speed it up as they did with the Olympics.
I will watch most of the events although if they shove too many adverts in that will be it for me.
Have a, well what ever day each and all it is not good here.


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Posted: 30/08/2012 at 09:54

The box says "Stockton on Tees today, Light Rain"
I have a pond in my garden I did not have yesterday and I am top of the hill, as I put the bin out water was running off the drive onto the road and the road looked like a river. My mature trees on the front are bent double, the Golden privet is tapping on the front window, it must be using a stick to do it and the lawn is not getting cut today.
Methinks they have it wrong yet again.


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Posted: 29/08/2012 at 14:54
michael7 wrote (see)

It's absolutely hammering down here in Birmingham. They said on the weather forecast yesterday 'rain followed by showers'. can someone tell me the difference?

yes we only get showers in April hence the song;-

When April showers should come my way
It brings the flowers that bloom in may
And when its raining have no regrets
Because it is'nt raining rain you know
Its raining Violets

We only get the rain the rest of the year;-

Raindrops are falling on my head
And today it felt like a Blacksmiths anvil.



Posted: 29/08/2012 at 12:56

Deutzia does not need pruning although I do trim it very slightly into shape after flowering. Mine is Gracilis, most other Deutzia are based on that one, it has masses of white flowers in May June and into July a long last-er and the insects love it.
It likes slight shady area's but not full shade afternoon sun to evening is ideal and Northerly aspects it hates.
Leave until Spring and see what comes, you can prune out very old stems after flowering right down to the base leaving the newer growth.
Hope this helps.


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Posted: 29/08/2012 at 11:44
kate1123 wrote (see)

Frank the image of you and Carol behind the chrysanths is making me laugh.


Must admit, I did not know where to put my hands, I am slightly allergic to Chrysanthemums and with her being able to talk for England was not sure where to stick my lips.
Lovely woman, and knows her stuff.
Belting down here so hanging around instead of doing what I should be doing.


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Posted: 29/08/2012 at 10:31
jean riley wrote (see)

Haha Frank ! I have to say you look very fetching. 

That is me Jean, fetch this fetch that always fetching, I thought those days were over but my daughters believe in keeping me up to speed as Joan would have done. I am beginning to believe women rule this world.


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Posted: 29/08/2012 at 10:10

They have not looked out of the window again, the box says Stockton on Tees light rain? It is hissing down and has been since early morning.
Zoomer food is already going up, I cook most of my own but standing near two ladies discussing ready meals in Tospots yesterday they were not happy.
My Daughter in California said they are already feeling the hike in prices and Gas (petrol) will soon be $5 a gallon, less than half of what we pay, they do not know they are living.


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