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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 20/05/2013 at 10:19

Stockton dull and dour though warm, the plants seem to like it and the peas are flowering, beans reaching for the skies, so not all bad then.

Frank

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 19/05/2013 at 11:06

Stockton dull but dry and warm, greenhouse open, plants watered and looking good, plenty of blossom on the tomato's now so all well.
Gammon joint in the oven, rest ready to go apart from Yorkshires and sitting with a cuppa. Have a nice doy "yo all" Frank.

friends wedding yesterday

Posted: 19/05/2013 at 11:01

I know how you feel VP my Daughter got married on Sunday May 5th her birthday and it has lifted my spirits no end.
All the family and friends took over a local Hotel under Roseberry Topping the Cleveland Hills and it was one lovely day and also bright and sunny for the photo's in the gardens.
A sit dowm meal disco till twelve and Dad's speech (me) got laughs tears and applause so I did not show them up, "again".
I do remember being poured into my room although up bright and early for breakfast next day.
They are still in Greece, the Daughter and Granddaughter from California flew back Thursday and yet I still have a buzz, lets us just enjoy it VP.

Frank.

Gardener's sayings.

Posted: 18/05/2013 at 12:59

We had a large garden that fed us the animals and extended family.
Dad a keen gardener would say as he planted or cast seed in regimental rows rotated year by year, "A row for the beasties, a row for the animals and a row for us with a spare", we never went hungry.

Frank.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 18/05/2013 at 11:45

Stockton a total washout.

Frank.

MOB rants

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 14:22

Tina, I am with you, driving needs full concentration at all times, more so these days as the roads are full of idiots who read maps, papers, change discs then select the tracks all whilst NOT watching the road.
I have driven vehicles from a young age, Dad had a haulage business so crash gear boxes, direct steering, rod and cable brakes taught me that you watch it at all times. I think the actual moving of the vehicle has got too easy yet the driving conditions much harder.
I refuse to be forced into escape situations and looking well up the road you can see them coming, I reduce speed and drop back, let them get on with it, then some moron will be flashing and beeping at you for doing the actual speed limit, that will be the one being pulled from a mangled vehicle five miles further on. Madness.

Frank.

Absolutely gutted - feel cheated

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 12:57

Red Dahlia, The weight of the compost should have told you it was way too wet for the plants, I would have spread it on plastic to dry off a bit before use.
Also it pays to buy a small bag of grit and one of washed sand then make up a potting mix half compost half grit and sand, that will allow drainage.
Most of the compost appears to come from the same process now, it is full of bits looks and smells disgusting, for potting on seedlings I riddle the compost before making up a potting mix and up to now it has worked, bring back Peat and to h@#@ with the greens, Germany even burns the stuff to generate electricity so us gardeners are getting done as usual.
Rescue your plants by using fresh compost damp not wet and mix as above, the mold will be because it has been too cold, some heat is needed in the greenhouse for young plants, mine is south facing and against a brick wall so not so much extra heat needed.
You will be gutted although us gardeners learn from our own mistakes and all is not totally lost some will be OK if you re pot, depends on where you are of course, down south they could go out in the next couple of weeks, up here we need wait awhile.

Frank.

MOB rants

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 12:39

This week alone I have had three of the "This is an urgent announcement" kind another telling me I was due free loft insalution and one for my Wife from a woollen firm she used many years ago, I think I left that caller in tears as I explained we put the Wedding flowers on her plot last week.
The phone to me is a menace and mobiles downright dangerous, I have posted a rant on the weather board about that. At least four crashes on the A19 this year have been because people were using mobiles, they think they can concentrate on the call instead of the driving. In the car my phone goes in the glove box and stays there until I get where I am going, usually then getting two or three calls from Daughter asking where I have been, well driving of course, the only time I do not multi task!!!

Frank.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 12:27

Stockton on Tees, sunny and warm when out of quite a high wind which is cold, it certainly dries the washing, playing catch up now my daughter and Granddaughter have flown back to California.
Had a big shop at T-pots and got rammed with a trolley driven by a mad woman shopping with a phone stuck to her ear, her ears were burning when she heard what I had to say about it as she did not even say sorry, to her it was me in the way of her busy day, us oldies should shop when they are not in???

I think that was a rant.

Frank.

MOB rants

Posted: 16/05/2013 at 14:27

MMP, no apologies needed and it does not make me uncomfortable just very angry at a Government who think they can improve the economy by putting two and a half million people out of work then calling them lazy and cutting the benefits.
The way to make progress in any economy is by full employment where people can pay their taxes and give families a decent living.
You are struggling hence the Black dog mood and I am sure many of us in that position would feel the same. Your time will come, sooner than later I hope for you, meanwhile we do listen.

Frank

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