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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 27/02/2013 at 14:22
Sunny day in the Chilterns - off outside to do some hoeing between daffy etc. Greenhouse is nice and warm and various seeds are starting to show, so looks like plenty of work over the next few days. Loads of Red Kites floating overhead which is usually a sign that the warmer weather is giving them a few more thermals to hitch a ride on - another few weeks of this and I might venture up the local airfield at Booker and get some more Glider tuition - chase the kites perhaps?

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 25/02/2013 at 18:52
Gloomy and misty day in the Chilterns,but the garden is cheering me up - primroses,snowdrops and crocuses all over the place, and the narcissi and daffodils are in varying stages of bloom - a colourful outlook set against a dishwater-coloured sky - reminds me why we all spend so much time tending our gardens!

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Posted: 10/02/2013 at 23:39
Blizzard conditions in the Chilterns again, everything covered - so that's tomorrow's plans for the allotment up the creek. Oh well, will have to finish painting the woodwork in the hall - there's always a job waiting for my attention. What happened to the dreams of a life of leisure when retirement arrived........still, being busy keeps me out of mischief!

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Posted: 08/02/2013 at 18:01
Nice,but cold, day in Marlow. Did a good bit of digging at the allotment and prepared a bed for early peas. The ground was very friable ( the plot is on a big hill so drainage is good) but I was still surprised that the soil was so good. Have covered it with fleece and hopefully, early next week the seeds will go in, covered with cloches. Will this sunny,dry, weather last? What a silly question!

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Posted: 02/02/2013 at 22:11
Lovely sunny day in Marlow, pretty breezy but the washing on the line soon dried.
Planted some shallots, in pots,so I can bring them into the unheated greenhouse if the weather gets worse again.
Finished painting the walls in the hallway, helped greatly by the bright sunshine which made the area look like a well-lit film set!

Weather permitting,up the allotment to do some more digging. Oh, and I think Frank was right last week (it probably is a bit risky planting early peas yet, even down south) - am going to plant two long lengths of guttering which can be put in the greenhouse for a while, and when the peas are a reasonable size, simply slide them all into their designated spot at the allotment. They've got two chances, as the saying goes.

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Posted: 31/01/2013 at 10:22
Lovely blue skies in Marlow. Like Frank I'm tempted to start sowing - perhaps a row of early peas....................why not, worth a gamble!

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Posted: 30/01/2013 at 16:28
Lovely sunny day in Marlow - took a walk along the Thames at lunchtime, the water was whipping up and the current was terrific. The wind is strong but bearable, but I've got a lesson in a DH Tiger Moth, built in 1933, coming up soon - that should be interesting if the wind is like today! Still, the sense of Spring being just around the corner is starting to cheer me up.

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Posted: 29/01/2013 at 18:02
Not too bad in the Chilterns -grey with some rain in the wind, but I got some digging done at the allotment - not too wet as we're about 400 feet up and any rain soon drains down to the valley and Thames. Hope everybody soon gets a chance to attack their gardens and get something positive done after all this horrible weather!

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Posted: 20/01/2013 at 13:51
Highland Jeannie's comment of snow-plough drivers remind me of a lovely man I met in Canada a couple of years ago. His winter job was driving a snow-plough on the roads on and around the Columbia Iceway, in the heart of the Rockies,above Banff.He told me that some days he was driving through the forests clearing up to ten feet of snow - and going out the next day to do the same thing. I asked him if much traffic used the roads and he said virtually none - some days he said the only signs of life were the bears that occasionally wandered across the road! I must remind myself when having a quiet moan, not just about the weather, that there is always, but always, somebody who is havings things so much harder than me!
So, no moaning, but it snowing again in the Chilterns - let's get out and enjoy it!

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Posted: 18/01/2013 at 22:28
6 to 8 inches in the Chilterns, and still snowing gently. This afternoon the hill at the back of my house looked like Austria - covered in kids(and adults!) skiing and tobogganing - must have been a couple of hundred people out there. Just the job - a gentle ski down the slopes, straight down to the Marlow Brewery, housed in old barns, for a free glass of Rebellion Ale.
There's plenty of food, tinned and frozen, in the garage, so for the next few days, the cars can stay where they are, and we can enjoy the views and the silent roads.
Hope you all stay safe and warm!

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