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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 24/08/2013 at 21:22

Over cast all morning, sun got out in the afternoon so it was nice and warm.

I'm away in September and by the time I get back alot of stuff is dying back so started to tidy up the garden and GH. Emptied some pots ready for bulb planting and if the weather's good tomorrow was going to plant up a new strawberry patch.

Four new varieties were introduced to the patch this year and I grew white strawberries for the first time. The plan is to have strawberries from May through to late July/early August.    


Posted: 24/08/2013 at 20:40

Jo. They do random checks were I work, don't know how, so there's little chance of sneaking online.



Posted: 24/08/2013 at 00:27

Been away for a few days so sorry for not replying.

BL How easy is that, didn't realisecould kick myself


Posted: 23/08/2013 at 23:47

Thanks. Italophile. Got home this evening after being away for a few days and the two bush ones, outdoors, have done really well, one better than the other so will save some seeds, they are begining to go past their best. .



Posted: 18/08/2013 at 22:16

I've tried red pear for two years now, I'm still picking because not all the fruit has BER, but won't be growing again, they've been watered like the other tom varieties which don't have BER...and the crop is poor.  

Itaophile.Can I save seeds from the ripe fruit now, off the plants which have snapped.   


Posted: 18/08/2013 at 21:54

Not watched this weeks GW yet. Small brown envelops to store seeds in are ideal once the seeds are dry. Seeds will sweat in plastic and don't dry out. 

I've only saved peas, beans, peppers, chillies and toms seeds. I'm going to branch out and save other stuff this year, not just veg but flowers and herbs  .

Good luck with the fig tree.  


Posted: 18/08/2013 at 21:22

Thanks you guys.

I was getting abit down hearted because I don't usually come on line till about 7 or 8ish and welcomed the notifications because those were the one's I'd replied to first or one's I was following. I was begining to think by not reply would infer I was ignoring posters responses.  

I've worked it out now , by pressing on zoomer and then postings it brings up what you've last posted. So I won't be leaving. It's an excellent forum.

Ditto to responding to postings.  


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 18/08/2013 at 21:03

Warm and sunny here today.

Verdun...I'm a ngiht owl. Seldom get on the boards before 8pm.  

Birdy I stick to hand shears, the only time I used an electric hedge cutter to trim the hedge it was borrowed, it looked more like a chainsaw to cut down tree's but I was assured it was a hedge trimmer. It burnt out within mins of starting to use it and I felt obligated to pay for the repair. Never again....       

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 18/08/2013 at 00:20

Rained here for most of the day. 

I spent an hour or so indoors sorting seeds being saved for next year. 


Posted: 17/08/2013 at 23:08

Frank hasn't posted on the weather thread for  a while... I miss's a real pain not getting notifications...I'm at the point of throwing in the towel...

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