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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 29/11/2012 at 09:39

Stockton on the mad raging Tees is mild this morning as I put the bins out, partly cloudy so the box tells me and it is right. The Coastal weather front is clear out over the North Sea, slightly cloudy inland and no frost.
Jo, my way with self seeders is a walk around the garden every morning with my dads old long handled Dutch hoe, it reaches to the back of the border and loosens up the top soil.
Engineers do not feel the cold, we are used to working out in the open in all weathers, we think it normal, put your fur coat on Jo. "oops" I mean false fur not the real thing. (do not wish to upset anyone, "err" well not too many of them).


Cutting wet lawns?

Posted: 28/11/2012 at 09:46

Just read this thread and comments.
Firstly you need it to be dry to cut grass with anything and that includes a ride on mower as I found out, Imagine the thing from the bog??
Secondly the explanation of why it cannot be exchanged at the moment sounds plausible to me.
If you write or have written to B&Q telling them all the circumstances they should let you take it in when you can or even better pick it up and exchange it.
All goods sold must do the job they were designed for.
Cutting long grass needs a bit of craft, blades right up then slowly lower them over the next few dry days, I walk the lawns to make sure there is nothing to damage the blades, kids throw stones sticks balls etc.
The poster asked for advice, let us give that.


greenhouse woes.

Posted: 28/11/2012 at 09:29

Geoff is correct, I lift them strip them dust them and cram them in pots in the garage, it has never been below zero in there and never lost more than the odd one out of boxes of them. Too late for cuttings now, as soon as you wake them up late February/march then take cuttings and keep on doing it.
Plants are much tougher than we think.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 28/11/2012 at 09:20

"Rain" the gazette last night showed pictures of the flooding in Stockton, from here it is all downhill to the River which was raging over the Barrage so we were cut off again, I did not go out so it was a surprise, more so for those in the floods. Hartlepool had floods and the main roads including the A1 and A19 were closed in parts.
Today is cloudy, to the north clear sky south to the hills very dour, a bit wet out there though only a drizzle.
Looked out at the garden and smiled, the free standing bushes of Golden privet look like bottled sunshine, the dogwood stems a lovely red, Primroses along the border and the multi colours of the bushes, I know why we bother so much with the gardens, they lift the spirit.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 27/11/2012 at 14:09

Pepperted, it is called micro climate, we are normally three to four weeks behind the South here but we were having days of warm dry weather when everyone else got cold rain. If you have south facing sheltered gardens you will get many plants early as with my primroses, south facing sheltered from east and north winds they are comfortable. My Son lives thirty minutes from me in the Vale of York, they get hit with rolling frost where we on the coast never see that.
Still sunshine here it is drying nicely out there.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 27/11/2012 at 12:39

"Rain" I have sunshine lighting up the room, blue sky above (we do have a roof I looked out the window) and Primroses blooming in the garden. One day floods hours later all back to normal.
Not really keen on Tete a Tete, the scent puts me off, I did plant several hundred bulbs in October, I love Daf's and Tulips although those Primroses certaily put a smile on my face.


Greenhouse size?

Posted: 27/11/2012 at 09:57

Norm2, they are never big enough, mine have increased in size each time I moved.
That greenhouse will do you if you have plenty of light you can use shelving to stack the trays and keep changing the trays around rather than just a single staging. I use shelves above my warming sand bed so they can be lifted out of the bed but still be in warm air.
By the time you come to plant the tomato's the annuals should be in frames or in a sheltered spot hardening off if not already in the ground, it will work.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 27/11/2012 at 09:45

It is a dull dour day although the rain has stopped for the moment, I am managing without the light on as of now. The coastal weather front is a straight line North to South and is light grey cloud so I do have natural light for now in the East window.
The mob managed to get here for lunch though we were cut off for a short while it soon cleared.
More heavy rain forecast.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 26/11/2012 at 16:21

Jo, when they did my bathroom I moved out to Daughters, as good as a ten star hotel although I had to do some of the cooking. They would not let me see how it was going as it was a mess and they know me and mess, the day they took me back it was gleaming, did have a tear in my eye for what they had done. The whole house.
Alina, they thought I would have made cake yesterday so no.
Alan4711, when you have lived in tents on Luneburg you know how to tie things down and those ground anchors got many uses they were not meant for, Siberia is a health farm compared with Luneburg.
It is still pouring and getting even colder in Stockton, the local paper tonight has pictures and I am glad I live on the hill.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 26/11/2012 at 13:52

Alina, had no choice but to stay in, I had a house full of visitors who ate all my cold beef and ham (whats for tea now then), they made their way through the floods to see if all was well with me and just left.
It is cold wet and miserable out there but Jo, nothing would make me watch daytime TV, when I am finished on here it will be killer Sudoku then a book. And why do we always get big jobs done in the worst weather I ask, best of luck Jo.


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