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Shrinking Violet

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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 10/06/2012 at 14:59

Wet.  Very.  But windless (hoorah!)

Went for carvery lunch the other side of Exmoor (well worth the drive - I reckon they could name the beast the beautiful beef comes from!)  Now, replete, I'm not sorry that I simply cannot do any gardening today.  Will sit back and revel in my 35th Wedding Anniversary (unfortunately, it's not associated with a precious metal or jewel - gotta wait another five years for that )

Frank:  music on the old Joanna, eh?  And I thought you were the very devil on the spoons! 

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 10/06/2012 at 00:26

Oh, Frank - that's not a vague refence to the war, is it?  Now, now - you know that it makes some people a bit twitchy!  You'll be extolling the virtues of Glen Miller or Vera Lynn soon (please!)

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Posted: 09/06/2012 at 23:45

Frank - I'm sure granddaughter will be more than delighted for grandpa to sort out her little plant!  I look forward to regular up-dates!  And if plants do respond to music (mine respond to my voice - if I give them a good talking to, they don't dare to do anything but grow ) then it's in for a good spurt of growth!

And Hallo to Jacque & David.  I see you're in Devon.  Another Sou'wester here (Somerset).  Hope you enjoy retirement and gardening.  I retired a couple of years ago - and still don't have enough hours in the day . . . . . . .

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Posted: 09/06/2012 at 22:35

Frank: please keep us updated about the sunflower - I feel quite protective about it!

Wind damage to your plants..

Posted: 09/06/2012 at 22:14

My lupins have been magnificent this year.  But one (why only one?  especially since it's between others???) collapsed, so I did get out there and stake it.  Looks better today, although it would have been better if I'd been a bit more pro-active. 

My tomatoes outdoors also have some whitening at the edges of the lower leaves, and Green Magpie, I suspect, too, that it's a sign of the unseasonal cold weather recently.  Otherwise, they seem pretty happy, and I expect they'll perk up with a bit of warmth.  (fingers crossed that we have a bit more "summer" to come)

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 09/06/2012 at 14:27

Bright sunshine and very breezy.  Everything is drying out nicely (including all my laundry!).  Cool, but not unpleasant.

(Glad I'm not in West Wales - the news reports show it as being terrible;  in the circumstances, I think we got off pretty lightly with the recent gales).

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Posted: 08/06/2012 at 11:12

What a night!  Hard to sleep with gales blowing and rain being hurled against the window.  It's calmed down somewhat (!) and is just blowing quite strongly now and raining just a bit.

One of my beutiful lupins succombed to the weather and had bowed to the inevitable,  I've staked it - but of course it's never going to look as magnificent as it did.  Own fault - I did tie up and stake lots of things, but mistakenly thought it would be ok.

The last blooms of the aquilegias have been blown away, and a couple of roses have been beheaded by the gales.  But overall, we survived!

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 07/06/2012 at 16:05

Yes - the forecasters said that it would be particularly windy along the Bristol Channel - and they weren't wrong.  The wind is picking up and it looks like the amber warning was about right.  The only good thing is that, for the moment, it is not raining as heavily, so I'm off out to batten down the hatches as suggested and tie up some of my lovely plants that are likely to get flattened!  (And to think, it's only a couple of weeks to the longest day.  Summer????)

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 07/06/2012 at 12:08

Raining Relentlessly.  Cats, dogs, monsoon - got the lot here!

Can you help identify this flower

Posted: 06/06/2012 at 21:52

Alkanet - which, in my experience, is a nuisance with long, strong roots!  (pretty, though)

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