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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 24/08/2012 at 19:05
Waiting for the rain here in the Chilterns, but everything in garden and allotment looking good at the mo, so rain will be welcome as ground is pretty dry at present. But I'm off to Cyprus in 8 days ( only a few miles down the road from Akrotiri , Frank !) so, for a few weeks I don't care! Next week will be very busy however,making sure everything is shipshape before I go.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 19/08/2012 at 20:58
What a strange country we live in! SV, and my sister who lives on the edge of Dartmoor, have had a wet day, and I have spent most of the day watering garden and allotment, and now sitting outside on the patio trying to get cool - helped by a glass of cold beer. As a Cornishman let me wish everyone in the West Country a much nicer day tomorrow!

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 19/08/2012 at 18:22
Another scorching hot day, so I'm off th hose down the allotment ( and myself) and hopefully cool off. Plants are wilting as I watch them! Still, must make the most of the fine weather, as no doubt will soon change back to wet and cool.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 17/08/2012 at 21:08
Lovely day in the Chilterns - very warm,sunny but a lovely cooling breeze. Had the hose out at the allotment as everything starting to look very dry again. If the forecast for the next few days, sunny and 30degrees, is right, then the the hose is going to be well used! This weekend hope to start picking sweet corn, so a bit of hot sun will be very welcome. Hope this lovely weather spreads to you all.

Fruit and veg ripeness

Posted: 07/08/2012 at 15:11
Yet again in the supermarket I have seen green bananas and other fruit marked as 'ripen at home'. I have always thought that sweet corn and other items I bring back from my allotment (picked only when ripe), start converting their sugars to starch within an hour or two.Although fruit may soften and darken in colour, they can never be properly ripened - can somebody confirm otherwise?

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 01/08/2012 at 12:04
Yes, reminds me of days spent at my Uncle's farm in Somerset when I was a kid. Helping collect eggs, and his old mother making bread and churning butter, with me trying to 'help'! The smell remains with you for ever.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 31/07/2012 at 14:03
Should have mentioned in my note yesterday that the wildflower beds at Stratford Olympic Park are superb, glorious - congratulations to the gardeners responsible.

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Posted: 30/07/2012 at 20:45
Had a rest from the allotment today as I was at Olympic Park in Stratford. Gorgeous day, walked miles and had a great time. Tomorrow,
weather permitting, will be a peaceful time in the garden.

Not all bad news in the garden

Posted: 16/07/2012 at 20:07
Fruit and veg this year are doing brilliantly,ex strawberries which gave me a couple of good pickings, but then faded away in the grey weather.Brassicas,potatoes (in fact, all root crops) are doing well, so whilst I moan about the lack of sun, I can't complain of the end results so far. Having my allotment on the side of a hill does help drainage!

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 10/07/2012 at 14:04
Saw the Olympic torch near Henley this morning, in showers, but sun is now out and I am off to the allotment to gather some Lady Christl potatoes,lettuce,spring onions,broccoli,carrots and a punnet of raspberries. They should keep me going for the next few days! Hope this weather lasts for the rest of the day!

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