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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 16/06/2012 at 13:42

Teesside had rain early followed by a long bright spell which is getting a bit dampish now. Still it stayed fine for the Trooping of the Colour which brought back memories, I enjoyed the march off music Geordy hinney, the keel row, Cushy Butterfield, Blaydon races and the Lambton worm among others played.
we get the torch most of the day tomorrow as it goes around the area after leaving Durham, after its leap off the Tyne Bridge yesterday it must be getting a bit battered, probably a bit like Cushy Butterfield her self.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 15/06/2012 at 10:06
Alina W wrote (see)

Wet and dismal this morning - so what's new?

What is new Alina is "it is warm rain" if asked "how does my garden grow by Daisy" I would reply "like a jungle", the plants are shooting up where I never put any probably discarded seed that lay dormant.
There has been heavy overnight rain on Teesside much expected as my beloved Peony's are coming into bloom and although well staked it got a couple. The Foxgloves are down but that would be the high wind last evening. As for the rest I will need a machete to cut my way through soon. Plants love warm wet weather.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 14/06/2012 at 23:09
Rainjustlearning wrote (see)

No sunshine for me today Frank just wall to wall cloud and a chilly wind,  did manage to get to a tropical 16.3c in the garden,  managed to get the back grass cut just in case it does decide to rain over the next few days,  when oh when will the Summer start.

We had a lovely sunny evening Rain, it was windy but sitting in the conservatory watching the sunset it was warm enough. It does feel much cooler now at 22:00 pm better put a warm brick in my jimjams, not forgetting to take it out before retiring of course.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 14/06/2012 at 15:03

In my neck of the woods Freesia are a greenhouse plant, I think you can grow them outside in a warm sheltered spot in the far South, probably not this year though.
My wife loved them so it was my job to keep them not too hot never too cold free draining yet well watered although not at first, they were labour intensive but the smile I got worth the work needed.
Scabious love a sunny site well drained fertile soil and if you cut them back after flowering will come again.
Still no rain on the Tees in fact it is brightening. just had a phone call, be on parade Sunday for lunch or else? fathers day or something, who invented all these days I ask.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 14/06/2012 at 12:27

Hello Joe, hope all is well with the appointment>
You hedge hogs like mine probably have a bed in your garden and eat elsewhere, I watch mine trundle down the garden and over the road sorting everyone else's slugs out.
I thought of putting up a very low notice saying breakfast included in bed and board but not sure they can read without glasses.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 14/06/2012 at 09:38

The vagaries of weather in our neck of the woods always amazes me, My side of the Tees is cloudy although dry and there is a cusp of clear sky from the Coast over the south end of the valley and the hills, "Rain" must be getting some sun.
Both lawns are cut and bagged up for the green waste today, far too much to feed into the compost though some does get mixed in.
The torch is now travelling from the Scottish border down through our area this week so I expect rain, it will wash the Olympic rings on the Tyne bridge, some one called Grills is going to jump off with the torch, they do tell me you cannot blow the flame out but that is extreme!!


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 13/06/2012 at 09:59

Teesside sunny and warm today, we do have a mixture of cloud and blue sky, nothing looks too threatening though.
My peony's are well budded up and ready to open, this is the second lot, the first have been and gone, the originali come later than the modern ones. Foxgloves up and blooming after I staked them and yellow poppy's where I never put any, blame the birds?
Greenhouse open and very warm though I do have some plants shading some of the glass, lawn needing a cut although first I need some food, my grandchildren came last night and cleared everything out, it was worth it for the big hugs I got.


Securing Greenhouse Base to Paving Stone Base

Posted: 12/06/2012 at 15:00

Calendula and Geoff, depends on where you put it.
next door to me due to various badly planned building projects ended up with  a wind tunnel that formed a vortex, greenhouse in the middle.
 Hearing a mighty crash whilst they were away I went round and found the greenhouse had flown six feet or more crashing in a heap on their drive, I left it for them to shift.
just because it should not move it does not say it will not.


Talkback: How to prune roses

Posted: 12/06/2012 at 11:07

Karen, cut back the branches that are dying back to a healthy out growing bud or take it right back to the base. At the same time take out any ingrowing thin branches to give the plant air in the centre.
This will not cause any problems with the flowering and it is better to get rid of any disease that could cause further trouble.



Posted: 12/06/2012 at 10:59

Mother Goose,it is likely Cucumber Mosaic a fungus spread by damp, insects, or even wind blown.
Try keeping the leaves dry when watering, give plenty of air movement and you could look in one of the garden centres for a spray, we would have used Bordeaux mixture years ago I have no idea what H&S want us to use in its place.
You could try gently wiping the leaves with a drop of warm water with a splash of washing up liquid, that works for me on many plants including roses although I use it as a spray on those.
Your cucumbers should be OK though>


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