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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 22/05/2012 at 11:28

Teesside has---- wait for it---- wall to wall blue sky and brilliant warm sunshine.
I came in from the garden for a cup of tea and got carried away answering queries on here, naughty wasting sunshine so away with the laptop and back out to where the washing is blowing on the line and all is well with my world "err" apart from a sore throat that is.


Clematis 'Bijou'

Posted: 22/05/2012 at 11:22

David, yes a very nice flower although I would ask why.
I like my Clematis climbing and flowering at height set off by under planting.
I am not quite with this modifying plants to suit a fashion, Clematis are big and blowzy down to small and delicate but at head height where I love them, I do not want a crick in my neck looking for them at ground level.
just my opinion of course.

Identify Please ?

Posted: 22/05/2012 at 11:13

Stephen, going by the leaf shape and flower I would say,
"Bauhinia variegata Candida"
Semi evergreen shrub grown for its flowers. Grown in a pot you can thin it out after flowering, water well in summer but reduce watering in winter.
Planted as a tree it will grow to 30 feet high and 30 feet spread, I will let you turn those measurements into Latin, I am too old for fiddling with what I grew up with.
Unless you have plenty of room keep it in the container, wheel it out when in flower then move something else in flower to the front, it works for me.


Geum with red and yellow flowers on one plant

Posted: 22/05/2012 at 10:58

My Geum is an old one and has been all over the garden, it never did much for years then I re-planted it in front of the greenhouse and it has really settled there. Now in full bloom orange flowers standing tall I did notice some yellow yesterday and on investigation discovered creeping buttercup.
Out that came and now there are only orange flowers.
Several of my plants have been round the garden including the Deutzia which is also now in full bloom and enjoying its semi shade position although it does get afternoon and evening sun.
i have no answer to the multi coloured Geum but it does sound interesting.



Posted: 22/05/2012 at 00:02

Hello HCF, I got five green bags of cut down bushes and weeds out of the garden today and moved the creeping buttercup from among the Geums in full flower, Peony and many other flowers in the borders despite the two months of cold rain, cold wind, and just plain cold.
My garden on a north eastern coast has more colour than Chelsea outside gardens, some clever stuff must admit and yes the Yorkshire garden does look like a local hillside. I always thought of Chelsea as a rainbow of colour, it has all got very dull a bit like our weather. Still we do have Carol to bring a bit of colour in although yesterdays outfit was a bit off putting with those white wellies.


Posted: 21/05/2012 at 22:23

Where are the flowers?
Concrete wood stone water trees hedges and presenters everywhere but flowers few and far between apart from the Marquee.
I did spot one lovely pink bloom, it turned out to be Carol, at least she knows what she is talking about.
I will look at the next few nights coverage then cast my vote.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 21/05/2012 at 12:46

Teesside is getting North Sea weather today as is most of the East Coast.
Cold breeze cloudy and dull.
My elder Daughter took off to the Lakes for a week, I think they are getting sunshine,
I need some soon.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 20/05/2012 at 10:46

Teesside, weather rotten yesterday all day, no gardening.
Today is better in that it is not wet and warmer.
All under control in the kitchen so five minutes with a cuppa.
Daughter and Grandchildren back from ten days in Mauritius brown as berries, swam with Dolphins, walked on the sea bed and had a wonderful time, another month of this and I will be moving there.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 18/05/2012 at 15:30

Singing in the rain!! well not much else you can do. It has rained on and off since I got out of bed early what happened to that sun tan I got in March I ask.
Still the lawn is cut and trimmed, late yesterday, just missed the green waste though.
Come on Teesside we can do better than this?


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 17/05/2012 at 19:53

It was sunny for a while here on Teesside then I crossed the river to "Rains" side, should have known better.
The rest of the day has been the odd rain shower but not too cold at least the lawn got cut and trimmed.
Bitter cold last night here too Jo my thermometer is broken so a trip to the GC needed.


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