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Shrinking Violet

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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

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 18/07/2012 at 15:22

Wet here as predicted.  It ranges from heavy drizzle to occasional heavier shower.  But it should get a bit better tomorrow, and at least it's not cold.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 17/07/2012 at 23:28

Lovely day - really warm Tshirt weather.  Lots of sun and occasional cloud.  It may be wetter again tomorrow, but if that jet stream really does move a bit further north, we may just get a little bit of summer by the weekend.  Here's hoping!

Talkback: Cleavers

Posted: 17/07/2012 at 17:42

A pain, indeed.  Our cats get the seeds caught in their fur, causing tangles, (or helping to spread the wretched plants).

And another pain - I am allergic to them.  If they touch my skin, the roughness causes me to come up in large red weals.  I hate the things.  And the root is so small and fragile that they are the very devil  to get rid of!

Please identify this plant

Posted: 17/07/2012 at 17:38

Ummmm - pretty difficult to identify from leaf and seed pods alone.  Plants are categorised by their flowers, so it makes this quite hard.  I think that I would make sure that it didn't self-seed (in case it's a thug) and save the seed to grow in pots to see what happens.  You never know - it may be something quite special!

(There may be someone out there, however, who is cleverer than I and will be able to help you.)

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