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Shrinking Violet

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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 )

What's the weather like in your area?

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 )

What's the weather like in your area?

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! 

What's the weather like in your area?

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.)

Sweet Pea Queries

Posted: 25/06/2012 at 23:22

David - I hadn't been able to get 6X at my local GC until this year.  When I lived in Hertfordshire, I could get it from a number of local GCs, but down here it hasn't been readily available.  But I  always found it to be superb - all the plants benefit from it being mixed in with potting compost, for example, in pots and troughs.  And I knew a gardener who shoved a couple of handfuls into the foot of an old stocking and soaked it in water to make a liquid feed.  Haven't tried that (yet )  It would certainly be more "perfumed" than the SPs )  It may be pricey - but a little goes a long way.

Sweet Pea Queries

Posted: 25/06/2012 at 21:35

Mine are doing pretty well, David, considering the awful weather.  They are grown in deep troughs, enriched with "6X" manure, and they seem to like it.  I had too many seedlings, and gave some to my next door neighbour, and hers are nothing like as good, despite being but a few yards away, and having the same aspect.  The only real problem I have is lack of perfume.  It seems to be quite a problem, since I've spoken to many others in the village, and no matter which SPs they are growing, they are all reporting disappointing perfume.  We are all assuming it's to do with the poor weather. 

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