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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.


What's for tea?

Posted: 25/11/2012 at 09:07
lilylouise wrote (see)

Please can I have some of your frangipane tart Frank

Quick dinner tonight - chicken kievs,romanesco cauli,new potatoes and onion sauce

Lilylouise, I did save you some Tart, when you did not arrive, probably the heavy fog we had all day I had to eat it, yummy.

Today is silverside of beef with roast potato's veg various and Yorkshires (it is always Yokshires on Sunday even with summer salad, they are nice cold with butter and jam that is how my late wife ate them).
Tonight around seven there is an apple pie with more cream then Strictly result.



Posted: 24/11/2012 at 15:47

I assume you mean river water has flooded your plot and in that case would worry about what came down with the water. Where river water has caused problems up here in the North it is a write off.
Normal rain water floods you may salvage some things, water is running off the fields around us and the new sowing of rape is looking very sad.


What's for tea?

Posted: 24/11/2012 at 15:39

Ham hock chicken and leek pie hot (bought) and cold salad with a still warm Frangipane tart with cream for afters, making very sure it does not end up on the floor.
I wiped Thursday from my diary.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 24/11/2012 at 15:33

Caz I am normally very precise when cooking so what happened on Thursday was a one off thank goodness, I think all the gremlins landed at once.
Listening to music at the moment "Tales from the Vienna Woods" too foggy to go out and family not coming so feet up later for Strictly.
It has not eased here in Stockton and is now quite cold.


Using woven landscape fabric to overwinter soil

Posted: 24/11/2012 at 13:40

Frost is the best soil improver that is why we rough dig in Autumn and leave the frost to do the rest. In Spring rake the soil to a tilth and put cloches over the bits where you wish to plant only. A cloche is better because it is off the soil and yet keeps it dry, you can make your own by using bendy sticks with plastic over them.
The soil warms when the sun is on it and it does not need a blanket what you are after is something to keep the rain off yet the sun will warm. Do that in February it is soon enough and you will have your project by June "err" if we get a summer this year that is.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 24/11/2012 at 13:28

Heavy mist in Stockton area could not see across the road but had to go out. It is back lanes to everywhere from here so I had fog lights and all on and so had most drivers but the odd idiot came charging through the mist with no lights on at all, I think they are lunatics but they may have Xray eye's.

Posh I think I have watched the Student Prince with Mario Lanza a hundred times, my Father loved Opera and Music hall and dragged me with him, we saw some very good Tenors including Tito Gobi when he came to Stockton, it must have rubbed off.


Green houses

Posted: 23/11/2012 at 10:48

Anita, Greenhouses come in all shapes sizes and prices could you let us know what you would need it for and a price or budget range please then we can answer.
Gardeners on this board have various types sizes also wood or aluminium, plastic or glass so you will get plenty of information once we know what you are thinking.


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