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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 10/02/2013 at 16:01

You all said it all, nothing to add. Stockton cold dark miserable.
Jeannie your mum if she saw rain must have been at a base the top end of the Canal near the Med, we never saw one drop, never thought I would miss rain but you do.
Never saw Naafi girls either except on the very big bases and I never saw much of them, think big prisons, some people went on from the boat and never left until time to go home.
Mind saying that after convalescent camp I arrived at base to be on light duties, looking after the officers mess lawn, think small bedroom carpet with paves all round trellis covered in Jacaranda and other climbers and that one tiny pristine postage stamp lawn where they sat of an evening drinking their G&T's. I spent a leisurely day with scissors and clippers whilst the mess waiter kept me topped up with fresh fruit juice and ice cool water melon. I must have looked to relaxed as the CO made me his wife's driver. Think big Humber box with three heavily armed lads and one Lady who could never make her mind up, I did not last long there either.
Back up the blue I went.


Monty Don's French Gardens

Posted: 09/02/2013 at 22:45

Bunny could not agree more with what you say my father knew very few of the Latin names he called the plants by the old names which incidentally have change twice in my lifetime.
If I saw a teacher giving blatantly bad examples of how to do something I would stop them because the young minds he is teaching do not know if he is right or wrong and Toby was quite often so wrong, Alice got up my nose but did know her stuff and Monty is good although at times boring, he does at least show exactly what he wants you to do and finishes off each job when did Toby ever do that?
If Toby is the standard you wish to set yourself well fair enough but if he does ever come back I am gone, I cannot watch bad workmen making a mess.


Monty Don's French Gardens

Posted: 09/02/2013 at 18:46

"Oh Dear" Toby in the same breath as Geoff Hamilton? he could not lace Geoff's boots and if he came back that would be me gone, my memory is tools thrown down and left, plants half planted and never watered after, rabbit huts with frightened rabbits getting a green roof and a rickety shed also getting a green roof, they had to hold it up for the final shots and none of when it promptly fell down. And that stupid pool.
The one thing it did prove was throwing money at a garden does no work without the hard work that goes with it, by people who know how to use the old tools gardeners have always used.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 09/02/2013 at 14:46
bunnysgarden wrote (see)
I couldn't stand desert ...sandy !

Nope Bunny, Rocky Dusty full of wildlife such as scorpions sand snakes dung beetles and giant black and red ants. Freezing cold at night burning your eyeballs out during the day sandstorms where you just closed down until it went away, if you tried to eat at noon don't bother as a tin of Bully was a drink. Good job they sent me to Cyprus for a while before going home or my Army career would have come to and end.
Still bright and clear in my neck of the woods, nice and quiet now all my well wishers have been fed watered and left.


Monty Don's French Gardens

Posted: 09/02/2013 at 13:28

See one Potager seen them all, would not be seen dead in a 2CV.
I like Monty in his own garden but chewing strawberries and making a face that says yum does nothing for me.
I too wanted to know how they grow one crop on the same land for years, dare we mention Chemicals "oops" sorry.
The best bit was the obviously staged visit to the allotment and that lovely French Lady, that did look much as we would recognise a garden, the rest left me cold and Monty very wet, not the best programme.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 09/02/2013 at 13:17
bunnysgarden wrote (see)
See US has had snow storm, hope it isn't heading this way next ... I need to emigrate hehe

I tried that once Bunny or at least the Army decided I needed to emigrate, to the Desert well two of them, one in Africa and one in Asia Minor. I decided emigration was not what it was cracked up to be, they still made me suffer two years of it, I kissed every green field I passed on getting home cow muck and all.
Blue sky sunshine some dark cloud to the West which seems to be going South Son in the Vale of York will be getting that.
Lot of visitors this morning asking am I OK can I manage, yes you can make me a cup if you are having one as they sit down. I am croaking sniffling and chest heaving, apparently waiting on others is good for colds, "err right" I should now be better then.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 08/02/2013 at 11:24

Bunny our fresh air is cold enough to make "err" well the hairs fall off your chest, I will be in my warm kitchen making soup and having the bottle of posh port next to me, I may even slurp some into the soup.
Sun did get out but bitter cold.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 08/02/2013 at 10:42

Morning Bunny, Stockton has blue sky some mottled cloud sun trying hard to get out and I have a steaming cold.
Question should I sit here wallowing in my own misery or hoover and wash the kitchen floor, wallowing ain't me so I did the latter.
About to make some potato and leek soup now as sore throat makes it hard to swallow.
Wallow, Swallow there must be a few poetic lines in there somewhere.


Propagator Parasene elecric

Posted: 07/02/2013 at 13:48

Question, where are you north south as different sowing times will apply.
What are you sowing, seeds need differing heats and propagators usually have a standard cooler setting, a thermostat gives more scope.
What exactly did the GC advise when selling you sand and grit and did you get the sowing compost too.
My seed mix is one third compost one third grit and one third washed sand and yes it needs be damp although not wet.
Seeds differ in germination times, some will be up in hours others take weeks, depends on what you are sowing.
So more questions than answers, it is always best when asking questions to state what you are growing, in my part of the country I am sitting with my feet up as it is far too early to sow most seed and heating a Greenhouse even a lagged one costs big money, it is best to heat just the bit you are using, easy to do with shelving and curtains of bubble wrap.
Come back with some answers and we will be willing to help.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 07/02/2013 at 12:47

Jeannie, History is in the eye of the beholder not the eye of the reader and when it is happening around you you are much more interested in looking after your own than taking exact notes. I do a lot on the local History Board run by the library and even though there are official descriptions of things people still read their own views into it.

Been out and shopped as the sky clouded over and it gets even colder, is that a storm coming in over the coast.
"oh well" a hot cuppa a nice sandwich and feet up, nothing I can do out there, it is all tidy what more can I ask. When you stop to think Spring is exactly that something flexible that moves about, patience boy.


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