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Shrinking Violet


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My dream garden

Posted: 03/07/2012 at 23:15

I shared that dream.  And then I woke up to the sound of rain pounding down, and I swear I could hear the weeds growing, too.  So perhaps that was the dream as well.  Or was I dreaming that I was having a dream that . . . . . ummmm lost meself there! 

But it would be nice to have that sunshine.  1976 - oh, yes I remember it well.  I lived in North London, and commuted to work every day to the centre of town.  Hot didn't beging to describe how dreadful the journeys were.  (If you've ever stood on a crowded tube train pressed up against an unsavoury armpit, you'll know just what I mean).  And the city was hot, hot, hot.  And the suburbs were hot, hot, hot.  And the garden wilted. 

The rain, once they'd appointed a drought Tsar (sound familiar?) didn't stop.  And that's when I had booked my holiday.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 03/07/2012 at 22:10

Grey clouds. Rain. Grey clouds again. Rain again. Grey . . . . . . . . . . .

Well, you get the picture!  Fed up with this.  Going on holiday to Cornwall next week.  Probably be as much fun as .......... grey clouds and rain!  Again! 

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 02/07/2012 at 11:43

Wet!  Again!

B&Q M.Purpose Compost Issues.

Posted: 01/07/2012 at 20:17

Still waiting for a reply from B & Q . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(Good job I'm not holding my breath )

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Posted: 01/07/2012 at 17:00

Dry, sunny and breezy here, so perfect for getting washing dry.  Brother visiting from Northamptonshire, so no real gardening - but there's always next week (in between the predicted showers and Wimbledon, of course )

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Posted: 29/06/2012 at 14:10

Rain this morning - now some sunshine, but breezy and intermittent showers are forecast.  Uh oh - here comes one now! 

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Posted: 28/06/2012 at 19:43

Dramatic video and dramatic pictures!  I saw on the news that there have been many flash floods.

We have had lots of cloud with good sunny intervals - but it's been so humid that it's been almost unbearable.  But in view of others' experiences, I reckon we got off lightly!

Hope you all manage to mop up and dry out!

 

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 27/06/2012 at 10:09

If I look to the south, I can't see Exmoor.  If I look to the north, I can't see the Bristol Channel, let alone South Wales.  It's dank, murky and misty with low cloud .  I suppose I should be glad that I can see the end of my garden - but it wouldn't take much more of this and it, too, would be shrouded.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 26/06/2012 at 10:45

Lorelei - I think we're sending our dampness up the Bristol Channel to you.  Sorry

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 26/06/2012 at 10:37

Cloudy.  Damp - intermittent rain/drizzle   Could be worse, I suppose - but that is due later in the week in the form of heavy rain and thunderstorms.  Only things this sort of weather is good for are - slimeys and crunchies! (oh, my poor lettuces - looking rather lacy round the edges.)

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