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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 25/09/2012 at 10:43
Glorious sunny day here - can see Cliveden
House in the distance, Henley the other way, and Marlow in the valley, and nice fluffy clouds for miles. Allotment here I come!

Sorry to hear about Lydia - my sister in Devon is cat mad, and I know how much it affects her when one of her little ones dies.

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Posted: 24/09/2012 at 20:43
Have been lucky in the Chilterns - chucked it down all morning, but the afternoon was sunny and breezy - perfect for the washing. Red kites didn't like the rain and must have stayed in the woods over the hill. I stuck my head out after lunch and managed to do plenty in the garden, but gave the allotment a miss - nothing to do up there at the moment except watering - and that was done for me thank you!

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Posted: 23/09/2012 at 11:54
...and in the Chilterns - first decent rain for a month or two. At least the allotment will benefit, even if I start moaning later today!

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Posted: 22/09/2012 at 20:23
Lovely day in the Chilterns, blue skies with dozens of Red
Kites circling around looking for their suppers! Up the allotment this evening getting tomorrows dinner together - broccoli,cabbage,Swiss chard,parsnip,carrots,runner beans and Desiree potatoes. Will go nicely with the beef joint waiting patiently in the fridge. Tomorrow hopefully, weather willing, back up the allotment to pick raspberries for pudding - they are fat and juicy and loads of them, probably thanks to the wet weather we had at the beginning of summer. Whilst I love Summer,
Autumn has attractions of its own, not least the harvesting of all the fruit and veg we've spent so many months working for. Hope tomorrows weather is good for everybody.

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Posted: 18/09/2012 at 23:40
Frank's mention of frost reminds me that I must get the fleece out and cover my Zucchini plant. It has taken over my compost bin at the allotment completely and measures about 10 ft by 12 ft, covered in fruits of various sizes and dozens of still appearing white flowers! Given to me by a fellow allotment holder, who tells me it was Italian seed - everyone is waiting to see how much more it will grow/produce before Jack Frost gets his icy hands on it! Therein lies the fun of gardening - you never quite know what's going to happen with what you put in.

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Posted: 17/09/2012 at 20:56
Back from Cyprus to find the allotment is a dustbowl ! Have had to dig out the hose which had been packed away for the winter, and spent this morning giving it all a good soaking. Took the opportunity to dig up the last of the Desiree potatoes, which have been absolutely brilliant this year - in fact most of the veg this year have been very good, despite the odd weather. Hope your daughter brings a cardy Frank - it was a touch warm in Cyprus when I left!

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Posted: 01/09/2012 at 18:15
Lovely sunny and warm day in Chilterns, and have finished watering allotment and greenhouse before I depart for Cyprus tomorrow morning - everything is now at the mercy of my neighbour who has kindly volunteered to water etc - still she's a keen gardener herself so I'm sure that when I return, it will all be in better nick than when I left! Good luck with the weather everybody - hope your gardens thrive over the next few weeks.

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Posted: 25/08/2012 at 17:56
You're correct Frank, Paphos it is, and as for Pottiepam's comment, the Troodos Mountains are very accessible, glorious views up there - and I have even visited the tomb of Archbishop Makarios, overlooking Mount Olympus. The mountains even have chairlifts for skiing in winter! But, lovely as the Island is, I wouldn't swap their gardening problems with mine..........I don't think?!

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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.

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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!

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