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Latest posts by Palaisglide

greenhouse woes.

Posted: 28/11/2012 at 09:29

Geoff is correct, I lift them strip them dust them and cram them in pots in the garage, it has never been below zero in there and never lost more than the odd one out of boxes of them. Too late for cuttings now, as soon as you wake them up late February/march then take cuttings and keep on doing it.
Plants are much tougher than we think.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 28/11/2012 at 09:20

"Rain" the gazette last night showed pictures of the flooding in Stockton, from here it is all downhill to the River which was raging over the Barrage so we were cut off again, I did not go out so it was a surprise, more so for those in the floods. Hartlepool had floods and the main roads including the A1 and A19 were closed in parts.
Today is cloudy, to the north clear sky south to the hills very dour, a bit wet out there though only a drizzle.
Looked out at the garden and smiled, the free standing bushes of Golden privet look like bottled sunshine, the dogwood stems a lovely red, Primroses along the border and the multi colours of the bushes, I know why we bother so much with the gardens, they lift the spirit.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 27/11/2012 at 14:09

Pepperted, it is called micro climate, we are normally three to four weeks behind the South here but we were having days of warm dry weather when everyone else got cold rain. If you have south facing sheltered gardens you will get many plants early as with my primroses, south facing sheltered from east and north winds they are comfortable. My Son lives thirty minutes from me in the Vale of York, they get hit with rolling frost where we on the coast never see that.
Still sunshine here it is drying nicely out there.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 27/11/2012 at 12:39

"Rain" I have sunshine lighting up the room, blue sky above (we do have a roof I looked out the window) and Primroses blooming in the garden. One day floods hours later all back to normal.
Not really keen on Tete a Tete, the scent puts me off, I did plant several hundred bulbs in October, I love Daf's and Tulips although those Primroses certaily put a smile on my face.


Greenhouse size?

Posted: 27/11/2012 at 09:57

Norm2, they are never big enough, mine have increased in size each time I moved.
That greenhouse will do you if you have plenty of light you can use shelving to stack the trays and keep changing the trays around rather than just a single staging. I use shelves above my warming sand bed so they can be lifted out of the bed but still be in warm air.
By the time you come to plant the tomato's the annuals should be in frames or in a sheltered spot hardening off if not already in the ground, it will work.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 27/11/2012 at 09:45

It is a dull dour day although the rain has stopped for the moment, I am managing without the light on as of now. The coastal weather front is a straight line North to South and is light grey cloud so I do have natural light for now in the East window.
The mob managed to get here for lunch though we were cut off for a short while it soon cleared.
More heavy rain forecast.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 26/11/2012 at 16:21

Jo, when they did my bathroom I moved out to Daughters, as good as a ten star hotel although I had to do some of the cooking. They would not let me see how it was going as it was a mess and they know me and mess, the day they took me back it was gleaming, did have a tear in my eye for what they had done. The whole house.
Alina, they thought I would have made cake yesterday so no.
Alan4711, when you have lived in tents on Luneburg you know how to tie things down and those ground anchors got many uses they were not meant for, Siberia is a health farm compared with Luneburg.
It is still pouring and getting even colder in Stockton, the local paper tonight has pictures and I am glad I live on the hill.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 26/11/2012 at 13:52

Alina, had no choice but to stay in, I had a house full of visitors who ate all my cold beef and ham (whats for tea now then), they made their way through the floods to see if all was well with me and just left.
It is cold wet and miserable out there but Jo, nothing would make me watch daytime TV, when I am finished on here it will be killer Sudoku then a book. And why do we always get big jobs done in the worst weather I ask, best of luck Jo.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 26/11/2012 at 09:19

Stockton on Tees, terrible, the road is a river belting downhill, luckily for the houses down there it runs into a shallow valley which is a raging torrent but still room to expand, they should be OK.
Had a new TV delivered this morning at SEVEN THIRTY yikes, good job I was up and about, the driver said he had only just made it up our hill as all the dips were flooded and the cars stuck, in other words we are cut off.
Posh we were both mentioned on Country File, I saw the village and did wonder if it was you then we got a specific mention in the weather forecast, watch out Teesside, she was right.
I reckon it is a stay in day, may make some soup and a crusty loaf, cannot stand idle and daytime TV is not my mode.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 25/11/2012 at 09:13

"Oh dear" Verdun, we have had the all night rain but no trees down as yet.
At the moment in Stockton it is cold dank and a drizzle, I have all the lights on so any greens about will be having a fit
Two large puddles in the garden where being uphill it normally drains off fast, the brick clay strata under this area is holding the water up, cannot win them all.


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