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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 14/06/2012 at 16:38

Father's Day - just another excuse for the greetings card industry to get us to buy more cards, and for sales of aftershave etc to get a bit of a boost beyond the Christmas season!

Freesias are one of my favourite flowers, too, so I'll be interested in any feedback Lorelei (Siren of the Bristol Channel? ).  I would happily give them another go, as it were.

Rain still threatening to get heavy here - but it just spatters down, lightens up a bit, and then goes greyer.  According to the lunchtime forecast, we should be sitting under a big blue blanket by now.

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Posted: 14/06/2012 at 14:01

Batten down the hatches, then, Lorelei - this weather is moving up the Bristol Channel! 

I tried freesias once, with limited success, so I hope yours do well.  Likewise a scabious, which decided not to like me, and turned up its toes in no time at all.  Oh, well - success wouldn't be so sweet if it was always assured, would it? 

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Posted: 14/06/2012 at 13:44

It's started to rain in the past half-an-hour and the pundits say it's the start of 48hours-worth. Sorry folks - but we'll be sharing our south west largesse with the rest of you before long.

Hedgehogs?  Haven't seen (or heard) one for ages.  Or badger, who used the leat at the end of the garden as a personal highway (with, at one time, its very own motorway service station aka the veg patch with badger-friendly sweet corn ).  Just have to make do with the mice that eat my seeds - and the birds ditto.  I don't mind the latter though.

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Posted: 13/06/2012 at 17:34

Sunny but with more cloud today.  It's building up to look a bit grey and threatening now - forecast is rather depressing!

Planting an Art-Deco Raised Border

Posted: 12/06/2012 at 22:18

Hi LowiePete - I am in complete awe!  It is a fantastic design, and so good to see the work in progress through to completion. 

Art Deco is strong design, and I wouldn't have thought of translating it to garden design - but your garden is superb.  You must be very proud - and rightly so!

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Posted: 12/06/2012 at 18:38

Sorry to add to those in rain-sodden misery, but in W. Somerset it has been lovely.  Blue skies & sunshine although coolish rather than warm.  But nice enough to get out into the garden all day, plant (much overdue) plants raised from seed and to pull the ever-present weeds )

Oh - weeds:  Verbena Bonariensis:  I have hundreds of self-seeded plants!  Potted up loads (the whole village will have these in their gardens at this rate) and, against my normal instincts, I have to get rid of loads more!  Am I alone in finding it hard to dispose of viable seedlings?

New site - is it easy to use?

Posted: 12/06/2012 at 18:25

Well - I used the edit function yesterday when I realised I had mis-typed a word.  Perhaps it's all a bit hit 'n' miss?

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Posted: 11/06/2012 at 18:06

Sotongeoff - I feel so sorry for you.  It was predicted that we, too, would be rained on all day.  As it happened, this morning was dry but cloudy, so I got the front garden weeded and dug over.  Rain this afternoon - more of the nuisance variety than anything else.  The News on TV says there have been floods etc in your neck of the woods.  Hope your feet, at least, are dry!

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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! 

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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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