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Shrinking Violet


Latest posts by Shrinking Violet

Aubergines

Posted: 22/07/2012 at 21:09

Lost one - died off for no apparent reason.  Three left - lots of leaves but no signs of flowers yet. Hmm.  I think the light level has been far too low - but sudden bursts of sunshine may prompt some growth of flowers and fruit!  Here's hoping.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 22/07/2012 at 20:01

Third day in a row - sunshine, some white fluffy clouds and warmth.  Lovely.  Only problem (of my own making, I hasten to add) is that the pots and troughs need watering - with all the wet etc I had forgotten them

Planting an Art-Deco Raised Border

Posted: 22/07/2012 at 19:51

It's still impressive, despite the rubbish weather we've all had to contend with.  Keep us up-dated, please.  I think this an inspired planting scheme!

Mice?

Posted: 21/07/2012 at 20:56

Are you sure they are mice?  I have to admit I've never come across this behaviour from mice.  Rats - yes, but their holes are bigger. 

Have you actually seen the culprits?  I think you may need to be a little surer before a solution to the problem can be found. 

I put up with mice in the GH (although they have a dreadful habit of pinching seeds or eating choice seedlings) but I have never seen the problem outside in the way you describe.  There may, however, be people on this board who know better . . .

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 21/07/2012 at 19:43

Another lovely summer day - so that's two in a row!  A bit more high cloud today - but who's worrying?  It is just so nice to have the warmth at last!  Did some washing, got into the garden to do some tidying up and then thought "Blow it!  I'll enjoy this while I can."  So sat on the sun lounger with my library book pretending to read while I examined the insides of my eyelids

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 20/07/2012 at 16:07

Beautiful sunshine.  The weatherman said the temp would be no higher than the high teens.  But it's been about 23 C this afternoon.  Just lovely - and it all looks good for the weekend, too.

Talkback: Cleavers

Posted: 19/07/2012 at 19:29

I thought I was unlucky, Chrissie, but your allergic reaction sounds much worse than mine, which usually clear up in a couple of days or so.  And as for adding them to salads - I don't think so.  There are many more tasty leaves to choose from.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 19/07/2012 at 15:42

A truly lovely summer's day here - breezy (which gets the washing dry in no time) but warm and sunny - about 20 C.  Sorry to hear that it's wet further up the coast at Bristol - for once, we seem to have got the better deal in West Somerset.  Must be because, at lunchtime, the weather girl didn't stand in front of our bit of the map like she usually does - obscuring the view of what weather we are likely to have.

Frank - I hope the peasnats aren't revolting

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 18/07/2012 at 19:28

David - I'll remind you of that when you complain that you can't move for the white stuff!  And Leggi - couldn't have put it better meself!

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 18/07/2012 at 18:43

Good Grief, Alina.  D'you mean to say that you've been able to see those whatd'you call'ems - black things on the patio that follow you around?  So long since I've seen them I've forgotten - no, wait a minute, I remember now - Shadows! (Not Cliff's backing group btw

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Weather Lore - and more

Seasonal sayings and country weather predictions 
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Our bird feeder attracts lots of birds but . . . . .  
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Community Orchard

Ideas and funding for a small community project 
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