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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 23:20
Lovely,warm sunny day, perfect spring weather. Planted peas and beetroot at the allotment, Lady Christl early potatoes tomorrow, then if still nice, may creosote the shed and compost bins. So much catching up to do, so I think the forums will have to go on hold until the autumn. Hope the warmer weather reaches you all ( and lasts!)

MOB rants

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 21:47
MMP, if people are very serious,dedicated gardeners, then they won't have much spare time to go on forums. I enjoy my garden and allotment, and when the weather finally warms up, I will have so much to do that I'll probably forget to look at forums again until the autumn. I wouldn't classify myself as serious, or even dedicated; keen,yes - those who want their own 'special' forum might find they don't have the time anyway.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 20:08
JG - I'm down to Cornwall two weeks today for a reunion in the castle where I was born, funnily enough, Pentillie near Saltash! I guarantee the weather will be warm and sunny that weekend. Downside will be all the jobs I should be doing in the garden and allotment at home! Some of us are never happy, eh?

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 03/04/2013 at 20:24
Chilterns - sunny,breezy and cool, but warm in GH. Spent a couple of hours potting-on Roma tomatoes, Primo cabbages, fuchsias,and tidying up pots of strawberries ( from runners), and pots of cauliflower and calabrese plant lets.
Everything looking healthy, and this afternoon up to the allotment, turning over the ground ready to plant Lady Christl new potatoes - sooooooooon, I hope!

MOB rants

Posted: 02/04/2013 at 21:41
Done the tea bags sprayed with Ralgex, and it works. Saving tea bags at the moment for the next batch! Only method so far that works - cats seem to have disappeared ( hopefully back to their own b....y gardens!)

Poetry Thread

Posted: 02/04/2013 at 00:04
Not by me - but I read this today and it seemed very appropriate for our forums - written about 160 years ago, by Henry David Thoreau, American author,poet and philosopher;

I once had a sparrow alight upon my shoulder
for a moment,
while I was hoeing in a village garden,
and I felt that I was more distinguished by that circumstance
Than I should have been by any epaulet I could have worn.

MOB rants

Posted: 01/04/2013 at 16:27
...or get that armoured car Frank suggested be used against aggressive London cyclists, and park it on the drive - not sure whether you should aim at dog or owner?

MOB rants

Posted: 01/04/2013 at 11:58
In the UK I think the law states that 'motorists must pass cyclists at a safe distance' - which of course, is wide open to varying interpretations. Perhaps any lawyers or police people on this forum can clarify - although 'a safe distance' at least should be pretty b....y obvious!

MOB rants

Posted: 01/04/2013 at 10:35
Shucks, another good idea down the drain - and they'd only serve him lemonade!

MOB rants

Posted: 01/04/2013 at 09:57
Being a bit of a perverse b....r I have been tempted in the past to try and get my hands on a young goat, and take it for lunch at the local Beefeater pub. The goat would probably like a large fillet steak, with loads of trimmings, and a nice pint; I would have just a small salad and a glass of water.

But,knowing goats, he would probably change his mind and want mine - but,that's life - and,hey,it could work out as a very cheap lunch indeed.

Wonder if the small print in their Conditions covers that one? !

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