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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 22/05/2013 at 09:52

Blue Sky and fluffy white clouds plus Sunshine in Stockton today, definitely warm, doors and windows open so Sonny the Corgi come Jack Russel is galloping in and out wanting to play. We have him 9 to 4 as his owners next door are at work otherwise he would be locked in, I hate the thought of that.
Honeymooners back today from Greece so need to fill the fridge for them, its all go.

Frank.

MOB rants

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 22:23

OK what will stop those plastic bags asking for clothes being pushed through the letter box, today I have had three. How many old clothes do they think I have, some of mine are only fifteen years old, hardly run in yet???

Frank.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 12:48

Dull and dry in Stockton, the troilus is blooming and the Rhododendron's too so the plants are enjoying it.
Daughter in California tells me they got home from here to 89F, to hot to eat she says, can she ship some over I ask?

Frank.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 20/05/2013 at 10:19

Stockton dull and dour though warm, the plants seem to like it and the peas are flowering, beans reaching for the skies, so not all bad then.

Frank

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 19/05/2013 at 11:06

Stockton dull but dry and warm, greenhouse open, plants watered and looking good, plenty of blossom on the tomato's now so all well.
Gammon joint in the oven, rest ready to go apart from Yorkshires and sitting with a cuppa. Have a nice doy "yo all" Frank.

friends wedding yesterday

Posted: 19/05/2013 at 11:01

I know how you feel VP my Daughter got married on Sunday May 5th her birthday and it has lifted my spirits no end.
All the family and friends took over a local Hotel under Roseberry Topping the Cleveland Hills and it was one lovely day and also bright and sunny for the photo's in the gardens.
A sit dowm meal disco till twelve and Dad's speech (me) got laughs tears and applause so I did not show them up, "again".
I do remember being poured into my room although up bright and early for breakfast next day.
They are still in Greece, the Daughter and Granddaughter from California flew back Thursday and yet I still have a buzz, lets us just enjoy it VP.

Frank.

Gardener's sayings.

Posted: 18/05/2013 at 12:59

We had a large garden that fed us the animals and extended family.
Dad a keen gardener would say as he planted or cast seed in regimental rows rotated year by year, "A row for the beasties, a row for the animals and a row for us with a spare", we never went hungry.

Frank.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 18/05/2013 at 11:45

Stockton a total washout.

Frank.

MOB rants

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 14:22

Tina, I am with you, driving needs full concentration at all times, more so these days as the roads are full of idiots who read maps, papers, change discs then select the tracks all whilst NOT watching the road.
I have driven vehicles from a young age, Dad had a haulage business so crash gear boxes, direct steering, rod and cable brakes taught me that you watch it at all times. I think the actual moving of the vehicle has got too easy yet the driving conditions much harder.
I refuse to be forced into escape situations and looking well up the road you can see them coming, I reduce speed and drop back, let them get on with it, then some moron will be flashing and beeping at you for doing the actual speed limit, that will be the one being pulled from a mangled vehicle five miles further on. Madness.

Frank.

Absolutely gutted - feel cheated

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 12:57

Red Dahlia, The weight of the compost should have told you it was way too wet for the plants, I would have spread it on plastic to dry off a bit before use.
Also it pays to buy a small bag of grit and one of washed sand then make up a potting mix half compost half grit and sand, that will allow drainage.
Most of the compost appears to come from the same process now, it is full of bits looks and smells disgusting, for potting on seedlings I riddle the compost before making up a potting mix and up to now it has worked, bring back Peat and to h@#@ with the greens, Germany even burns the stuff to generate electricity so us gardeners are getting done as usual.
Rescue your plants by using fresh compost damp not wet and mix as above, the mold will be because it has been too cold, some heat is needed in the greenhouse for young plants, mine is south facing and against a brick wall so not so much extra heat needed.
You will be gutted although us gardeners learn from our own mistakes and all is not totally lost some will be OK if you re pot, depends on where you are of course, down south they could go out in the next couple of weeks, up here we need wait awhile.

Frank.

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