London (change)
Today °C / °C
Tomorrow °C / °C


Latest posts by Pentillie

What's the weather like in your area?

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!

What's the weather like in your area?

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.

What's the weather like in your area?

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!

What's the weather like in your area?

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.

What's the weather like in your area?

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!

What's the weather like in your area?

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!

What's the weather like in your area?

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!

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 14/01/2013 at 10:53
Light snow falling in the high Chilterns, and everything covered by about an inch of snow, but the roads are clear as the snow is not freezing, so it looks very picturesque. Went up the allotment yesterday and came back with a couple of big cabbages,several swedes and some leeks - with the potatoes in the garage, and frozen beans and peas in freezer, we should be alright for dinners this week! Tonight will be having homemade Leek and potato soup, with the addition of bacon and onion - with warm crusty bread to soak it up. A traditional English day that a lot of people around the World would probably envy!

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 04/01/2013 at 16:50
Still have Gazanias flowering when the sun comes out, in a flower bed facing south, up against front wall of the house. From past experience, should not they be long gone? This has been such a strange, topsy-turfy winter!

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 03/01/2013 at 22:25
Rhubarb on the allotment is sprouting nicely, 3 to 4 inches high, and bright red and green colours - will cover some and get an early picking in the not too distant future. Nice day today, warmer and dry, so hopefully will go up tomorrow and turn over a bit more of the ground where the new potatoes are going. New Year is arriving on an optimistic note.

Discussions started by Pentillie

Window boxes

Replies: 3    Views: 164
Last Post: 22/04/2014 at 19:37

Seed prices

Replies: 7    Views: 311
Last Post: 24/03/2014 at 20:23

Lawn scarifiers and rakers

Replies: 6    Views: 439
Last Post: 28/11/2013 at 00:19

Petrol generators

Replies: 3    Views: 349
Last Post: 06/11/2013 at 20:11

Lost,stolen or strayed?

Replies: 40    Views: 1715
Last Post: 18/10/2013 at 22:20

Dangers in your compost

Replies: 11    Views: 520
Last Post: 08/10/2013 at 21:36

Mind your own business

Replies: 14    Views: 643
Last Post: 29/06/2013 at 09:40

Black spot on roses

Replies: 13    Views: 1092
Last Post: 31/10/2013 at 09:30

Brussels sprouts

Blown sprouts 
Replies: 3    Views: 912
Last Post: 15/04/2013 at 20:37

Today I feel so happy....

Replies: 283    Views: 11412
Last Post: 26/01/2014 at 11:00

Horticultural plastics

Replies: 5    Views: 443
Last Post: 24/03/2013 at 16:18

Fruit and veg ripeness

Replies: 7    Views: 556
Last Post: 08/08/2012 at 08:14

Toadstools on lawn

Replies: 2    Views: 1576
Last Post: 08/07/2012 at 07:11

Sheep it or Slug gone

Feed and slug deterrent 
Replies: 2    Views: 984
Last Post: 01/07/2012 at 22:02
14 threads returned