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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 23/08/2012 at 13:12

"Yikes" how did that happen a double quote" must have been the shock of the shopping bill, well there was £16 for fish.
I am getting the rod out and sitting on the banks of the Tees, it has a Salmon run now but with my luck I would catch Lamprey.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 23/08/2012 at 13:08
BikerBabe wrote (see)

Halifax, West Yorkshire.  Overcast,dull and a bit damp. Feels very much like an autumn damp day!!!

Cheered myself up though, my Thompson & Morgan plugs arrived so I have spent a pleasant morning in the shed.


lovetogarden wrote (see)


Hope your foot is soon better Frank, I understand it is very painful.

Correct Lovetogarden, very painful indeed, that is what you get for indulging I am old enough to know better.
Stockton got some sunshine which made me happy until Daughter gave me the bill for shopping, that made me forget gout.



Posted: 23/08/2012 at 11:07

I have welding gauntlets and still come away from three falls with the roses bleeding, even Monty was yelping as he cut the roses with the gloves on.
I have decided to invest in a flame thrower or one of those long jungle machetes.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 23/08/2012 at 11:01

The weather box that comes up next to the threads for your area is nearly right, it says cloudy, well it is apart from the blue sky above me? The sun is not quite making it as yet although brightening by the minute.
Lazy day, Daughter doing my shopping whilst I rest flipping foot, as long as she does not spend all my money, still payday tomorrow.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 22/08/2012 at 23:45

So right Posh as an engineer I love all those big smoking lumps of metal the Victorians were good at, Isambard Kingdom Brunel is a hero to me. I suppose we still have many things they made so a few of their ailments can be expected.
A wee tot before I limp off to bed will kill the pain.
As my mother would say, "stop yer whinging, go chop some sticks that will cure it" and that was for everything from double pneumonia to having a leg off.


DIY Cold frame

Posted: 22/08/2012 at 19:27

Having made several cold frames the rules are simple. Back higher than front, sides sloping to fit back and front together and top window on good hinges plus overlapping the side and front slightly.
Depending on what pots you are putting in or even if planting into the soil as with a nursery bed depends on the height 12 inches back to 9 inches front or 18 inches back to 12 inches front it all depends on what you need. Four 2x2 inch corner stiffeners to fasten the side to with screws and a device to hold the lid open at various heights. Once sitting in position its own weight will hold it, more so with double glazing.
It should get plenty of light although South facing may be too hot, it needs a sheltered spot. and the thing to remember is at ground level with cover the soil will be a lot warmer inside than out, remember to water and open on warm days closing each night.
Hope this helps


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 22/08/2012 at 18:09

Italophile, meals ready to eat then, lovely place Italy from Easter on, much worse than the UK in winter though.
Still have sunshine here on Teesside as it has been all day, not done me much good though with a touch of gout, better stay off the Port Wine and Lobster then or was it the Devon-Somerset scones.


Unknown plants

Posted: 22/08/2012 at 13:53

OK Frank, in future check out your reference books when making a guess, Quince I should have know having eaten plenty of quince jam.
Hibiscus I am afraid I would never have guessed coming from the North East it would be either an indoor plant or grown in a sheltered very sunny spot, I saw plenty of it  and Neria (Oleander) abroad with the army with its wonderful scent.
As it is inhereted the person putting the plant in must have known what they were doing. No more guesses then.


Unknown plants

Posted: 22/08/2012 at 11:19

Flowers looks very like Magnolia although they would have flowered by now.
The fruit is Apple looking at the leaves and shape.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 22/08/2012 at 11:12

Wecome Sunnydays, we are having one here on Teesside with blue sky and some cloud although cooler.
You will find a friendly lot, willing to help so join in what ever is going on at the time.


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