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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 10/06/2012 at 00:19

Posh, remember mine is a well trained WO1 voice, I did have quite a reasonable Tenor voice before bawling it hoarse at recruits.
Al Bowlly has to stand in for me now with "begin the Beguine" beats all this "ere" skiffle stuff around these days?
Hello Jacque and David do not think you are on the wrong thread, Saturday nights get a bit mad, it is all that football which I watch with the sound off, cannot stand pundits who comment on a different game than I am watching, or so it seems?


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 09/06/2012 at 23:30

Posh, will do, my aim in life is keeping my little granddaughter happy.
I put the growth down to my playing Al Bowlly and Chick Henderson's latest hits on the wind up gramophone more than my green fingers, saying that they were very green after sorting out the tomato's.
Never stopped raining after tea, the lights were on early adding to the global warming,"err" when are we going to get some of that warming? we are paying plenty for it.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 09/06/2012 at 16:03

Outside in a warm rain staking foxgloves and flag irises, too much water for them.
Tomato's now tied in and side shoots gone most from the bottom, nothing there one day and a forest the next. Granddaughters sun flower gained six inches from last week, she will be pleased.
Sun, rain, sun, rain, no point in running in and out just worked in it, but nice and warm.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 09/06/2012 at 11:47

We had a sunset last night "Rain" on our side of the Tees, a bit watery but still better than nothing.
This morning at 06:00 it was black as night although it improved by the time I went out just after nine, the sun is trying to shine on me as I write though it is cloudy, I can see across the valley today and it looks fairly clear.
Blaydon Races today, hope it keeps fine for all those girls in their finery.
Must attack those side shoots on the Toms again, they are growing faster than the main stalk.


Fork Handles

Posted: 08/06/2012 at 11:01

I went to Blaydon races
twas on the ninth of June
Eighteen hundred and sixty two
On a summers afternoon
I took the bus at Balmbras
And she was heavy laden
Away we went along Collingwood Street
thats the way to Blaydon.

Followed by the chorus every one gets so wrong.
I worry about you Southern lot and a bit of wind and rain, the Newcastle lasses the flowers of the North will be out and about whatever the weather at Blaydon Races tomorrow well fortified with Newcastle brown brewed in Gateshead.
Come on you lot its only a bit of wet?


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 08/06/2012 at 10:46

Teesside early was calm now we have rain and a slight breeze.
I cannot see across the valley as I cannot see the valley, probably about a furlong across the fields.
Not much good for Blaydon Races tomorrow then.


moss on the lawn

Posted: 08/06/2012 at 09:51

Sotongeof is correct and the problem is once it is there you do need chemical to get rid of it.
Dove is doing the right things apart from spreading the moss when raking so it never totally gets rid of it.
What happens is the lawn grass roots grow up into the moss thatch and the problem with that is in dry weather it dries out fast because the thatch will not hold the water as the original loam would you end up with a dried out brown lawn.
Lawn feed and weed can go down after the frogs have left and must be watered in if it does not rain within 24 hours, I used feed and weed early in the year when the lawn is growing well and late in the year as a winter feed and weed. That one is a very slow release but will be gone before the frogs return to spawn.
Having once helped look after a bowling green lawn I know it is constant attention and even with that we got moss, who said lawns were easy.



Posted: 07/06/2012 at 09:48
David K wrote (see)

Being strictly impartial here, I have to say it was a rather unusual way to register a question.

David another word with many meanings but usually meaning neutral! if you read through many of the posts on here and on the last forum we were all on you will see new posters are just as bewildered as we once were and get it wrong, which of us have never got it wrong I ask?
It is better to ignore the mistake and give as good an answer as possible with the information supplied rather than put some one off ever coming back. Yes we need as much info as possible though experienced gardeners should be able to pick out the bones of the question.
That is of course only my opinion, others may differ.
I love these arguments.


Fork Handles

Posted: 07/06/2012 at 09:33

Woo2, I lifted some old paving on the South side of my house, prepared the ground and lay a new lawn which struck and grew beautifully.
That was December five years ago, it has prospered ever since. It was a case of fitting the job in with the time I had from other duties so there was some trepidation but it worked.
My memory is of a very old acid plant being removed at ICI and then fenced off, we were told nothing would grow for ten years. Some of my lads working in the area said you better come and see this, they were looking through the fence at a sea of flowers and grasses, all weeds of course but it was exactly 18 months after demolition, you do not beat nature.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 07/06/2012 at 09:20

Teesside, yesterday I said on the phone to my daughter "at least the weather is nice" "What" came the reply it is pouring down here, she lives in Norton Village three miles away and we never got a drop. We got a very nice long sunset.
This morning the sun was shining at 05:30 ack emma and is still quite bright, it is still and warm out there, in fact it has just started sending beams into the room, talk about micro climates, I can see over the valley and "Rains" side is not looking happy. Its not unusual though, she seems to get the worst of our micro climate. "Hmm" its not unusual! do you think they could write a song about that??


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