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What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 12/01/2017 at 18:05

Snowing here in Kent, not looking forward to tomorrow's commute to work

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Posted: 08/01/2017 at 19:48

Flatters looks very much at home Wonky. Looking at next weeks weather forecast it looks a wise decision.

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Posted: 08/01/2017 at 15:51

Lovely walk this morning, very mild and the morning mist hanging in the valley. Lots of dogs out this morning so Floss had a good play with a few. 

We stopped halfway round for a cuppa at the park cafe, they don't allow dogs inside but there's lots of outdoor seating so we always sit with Floss as do most others. Felt sorry for a lovely Alsatian that was tied to the wall while their owners sat inside, it was pining all the time.

Floss can't resist a photo opportunity and jumps straight up on hay bales posing for a pic

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 08/01/2017 at 15:40

Very mild here too GWRS. Pruned my fruit bushes and tidied up the strawberry bed, taking out all the old leaves etc.  Put a cabin hook on the shed to hold the door open and fitted some clothes and tool hooks inside.

Time to get my seed box out and work out what seeds I need for the new season

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 07/01/2017 at 13:42

Quite warm but very ' murky', a few drops of rain aswell.

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Posted: 06/01/2017 at 20:49

I think it's as much about the connection with the dog as it is about working. 

One of my uncles was a ' natural' with dogs, he had a number of ' working' breeds from Alsatians to Retrievers. None were ' worked' but they were all fully contented ,sociable, obedient dogs who lived long healthy lives. He trained them himself and I never once heard him scold a dog, he wasn't 'soft', just loving. 

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 06/01/2017 at 08:50

Brass monkey weather here, -4 when I left for work this morning.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 05/01/2017 at 09:07

Shame about the debris netting Gardengirl, it's by far the best protection against birds and butterflies that I've used.

These frosty mornings should help break down the soil in the newly dug beds. I can concentrate on fitting out the shed with shelves etc ready for the spring. My better half got her old camping stove down from the loft yesterday, so a nice brew will be had on cold days.


Posted: 04/01/2017 at 06:30

They look like solenostemon commonly known as coleus. A popular house plant which can be planted in summer borders but it's not hardy. Easy to grow from seed or as cuttings.

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Posted: 03/01/2017 at 15:09

Poor Bracken, hope he's feeling better soon.

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