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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 06/05/2012 at 10:47

Brenda I too am surprised to see
Clear blue skies the sun shining on me
The odd puff ball, contrails oh so high
From passenger jets as they go flying by,

The meat's in the oven I open the door
Out into the sunshine vitamin D to store
I soak up the sunshine check out the borders
Will try to sort out the current disorder,

Sweet peas to go out tomato's to settle
Herbs to pot on and bushes to fettle
Some back breaking work but also time
In a favourite seat soaking up the sunshine.

Has summer arrived I wonder, hope it does for you soon Wintersong.



What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 05/05/2012 at 15:19

Left home for Nunthorpe in sunshine, three miles later in raging down pour arrived at Nunthorpe in sun but bitter cold.
Had a great Party "err" I think, woke up in my Hotel room to brilliant sunshine over the Roseberry Topping, what a view. A nice slow breakfast then wandered home into pouring rain. Two sides of the river Tees and two weather systems.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 04/05/2012 at 13:01

Teesside started with rain, it is now cloudy and quite bitter with the easterly wind off the sea. looking South towards the hills it looks dire and I am heading that way later.
"Rain" if you do wave from the bus and "Sherlock Holmes" waves back, that is me the party is fancy dress and I have to suss out the winners. How to make freinds and enemy's at the same time!!


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 03/05/2012 at 12:54

Teesside, dry but dull and very cold, I looked into the green house then ducked back out, it is too depressing.
"Rain" I will be in your neck of the woods "err" Hills tomorrow, we have a party at the Treebridge Nunthorpe and I am stopping over, at least the weather will not bother me for a couple of days. Some people coming up from Southampton is it you Geof?


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 02/05/2012 at 14:30

Pity I missed a bit out, blame the Zider.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 02/05/2012 at 14:29

Shrinking Violet, try pressing "Shift and Enter together"

In Zomerset te't Zider is noted for its Glow
And many a Happy I watched ti't zider flow
Nights of song and fun or quarrel
Were quaffed from that there Zider Barrel.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 02/05/2012 at 13:36

The year started off with the land being parched
Then came the summer but it was only March
Whoa said the big wigs call a hosepipe ban
And that Good folks is when the rain began.

We were all looking forward to April showers
As every one knows they bring the flowers
The green houses are full to overflowing
What can you do with winter winds blowing.

Here comes May  cold and overcast
We are hoping to see some sun at last
Surely those hopes are not in Vain
Wishing to see the golden orb again.

And it is still cold and blowy with no sign of blue sky.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 29/04/2012 at 11:25

Teesside is dry but dour, high winds, low clouds and guess what? it has started to rain as I write.
Lamb in the oven, veg ready to go, Yorkshires about to be mixed and not much likelyhood of getting into the garden, roll on May.

replanting after hedge removal

Posted: 28/04/2012 at 12:58

Libby, I have known Currants and Gooseberries do well on a north west side but they were well off the fence and did get some sun. Most fruit needs an open area and plenty of sunshine. We gardeners are always up for a challenge so nothing to stop you trying a couple of different fruits and see how they go, remember most berries fruit on last years whips so may not fruit the first year.
There are some Clematis that like a shaded area they come in three main groups and need differing cultivation, the labels on the pots should tell you what they need.
Lonicera (honeysuckle) will grow almost anywhere.
There may be a lot of wood dust still on the border and that will eat off the Nitrogen, anything you plant will need watching and normally I would say leave it a year, but I know we cannot stand looking at bare bits so take a chance. Others will come up with ideas and you takes yer choice as they say.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 28/04/2012 at 12:36

Teesside, a bit of everything, sunshine cloud the odd spit of rain and to think in March I got brown as a chocolate bar in the sunshine for a week!
The Toms are still in their 3 inch pots but standing up like guardsmen, the herbs are growing rapidly out of their pots, if the sweet peas do not go into final position soon they will flower in their pots, suddenly it is becoming a need to get things moving.


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