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Moon on the horizon

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 21:31
And there should be good meteor showers until Wednesday.

A Senior Moment.

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 19:29

Hmm..

The food stories remind me of many years ago when I went into the kitchen & thought "strange smell" - but almost as quickly it was gone.

Over the next few days it became more noticeable until I could smell it all the time.

Eventually tracked it down to a lump of ox heart I'd put into the (rarely used) big oven to defrost for the cat's tea ..... about 2 weeks before .

Unfortunately was not to be the last time it happened 

 

GWF Day Out: The Beth Chatto Gardens, Colchester: Sunday 10 Aug

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 13:43

Same here....

Garage is flooded AGAIN!!   (Fortunately nothing on the floor that can be damaged)

Think we will be spending tomorrow clearing the drain on the road so it doesn't all tip down our driveway - pole spades ordered from Screwfix for the job.

What a lovely smell!

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 10:27

In the spring - hyacinth and some narcissi - you can either grow your own bulbs or sometimes get them as cut flowers.

What a lovely smell!

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 09:48
They're pretty easy Tootles - why not buy a packet of seed next year and grow 2 or 3 batches sown at 3 - 4 weekly intervals and plant them near a bench. I've usually started mine off in seed trays as I find direct sowing too hit & miss.
The scent on a hot summer day reminds me of a picnic in a park about 50 years ago when I was very small & the borders were full of them.
Enjoy...

GWF Day Out: The Beth Chatto Gardens, Colchester: Sunday 10 Aug

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 09:35
Been raining here for a while - good rain (ie enough to water properly but not so hard it's knocking all the flowers off).
Happy we made the right decision for today - will find something nice to do indoors instead (ie NOT h**s*w**k !)

GWF Day Out: The Beth Chatto Gardens, Colchester: Sunday 10 Aug

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 23:41
The roads were a big concern for me personally - hate driving through lots of spray etc and, as I said before, our local roads were flooded yesterday

Sorry to hear your events have been cancelled too Artjak & Nut - we'll all look a bit daft if it's blazing sunshine tomorrow won't we? - somehow I dont think it will be...

GWF Day Out: The Beth Chatto Gardens, Colchester: Sunday 10 Aug

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 17:44

I agree - 3 of the 4 roads out of our village were flooded yesterday & there's a lot of rain to come over the next 24 hrs so I wasn't really looking forward to the journey! Hopefully we can all get together soon.

GWF Day Out: The Beth Chatto Gardens, Colchester: Sunday 10 Aug

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 17:12

Sorry Panda - your post snuck in there 

Met office is says 70 - 85% chance of rain until 2pm - I think we were planning to be there from 11am?

GWF Day Out: The Beth Chatto Gardens, Colchester: Sunday 10 Aug

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 17:09

I suggest we pull the plug on this adventure for now ... we can always garden if the weather's not so bad 

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