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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 30/12/2013 at 19:22

Wet and windy this morning in Scotland

The wind on Friday caused havoc to trains running to Scotland, mine was 3hrs late getting into Aberdeen, would have been 4 1/2 hrs late if I'd gone onto my final destination by train. 

We were packed like sardines on the train from Carlisle. There looked to be hundreds of people on the platform waiting for the next train to Scotland. When one did arrive, on the train door it said it was going to Euston, the electronic display on the platform said it was going to Glasgow and the guard said Edinburgh.  

Fortunately both Scottish distinations would have got me to were I was going and if the train had gone back south I'd decided to throw in the towel and go home.   

I must look nearly 27 because a little boy gave up his seat but on this occassion I wasn't going to argue and was quite happy to entertain a 3yr old for the remainder of the trip.       

On a positive note had a fab time in Scotland, shame I couldn't stay for hogmany but back to work on 2nd, you guys in Scotland get an extra day off.  

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 26/12/2013 at 00:11

It's been mild here, 5c this morning and 3c this evening, no wind or snow. Lovely day. Just off to bed...travelling up to Aberdeen later in the week and the forcast isn't good...back to rain and wind on Friday    

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 24/12/2013 at 23:28

It's not going to be a white Christmas here in this part of the NW, more wet and windy.

The Christmas Tree was brought indoors last week, Zoomer makes a mental note to repot in a plastic pot and use lighter croc's next time. 

Leeks

Posted: 24/12/2013 at 23:13

Happy growing

Have a nice Christmas and look forward to hearing how you fair in the New Year.  

Leeks

Posted: 24/12/2013 at 22:57

You can't grow many in a pot, leeks do need some space to produce a good harvest and economically speaking you won't get many for the effort, time and care you put in. Cabbage, cauliflower, turnip and swede are best not grown in pots and vegs which have a tappered root need deep soil to grow well. 

Some vegs don't need much spacing to grow for instance spinach, chad, spring onions, radish, salad leaves, these have all grown well and produced good harvests for me in pots.  

Some veg grows upwards for instance beans and peas, dwarf varieties do well in pots.

Then stuff like toms and chillies which produce their fruit above ground, depending on the variety can do well in pots. Some of the cherry tom varieties grow really well even in hanging baskets.

Herbs grow well in pots as one plant is usually sufficent for most families.

Hope this is helpful, I could go on but your Q was about leeks   

hyacinth flowers

Posted: 23/12/2013 at 22:48

Know what you mean about the challenge but I've thrown in the towel for indoor winter flowering hyacinth and point setters.

Since posting yesterday mine are beginning to open, really don't think they will flower by Wendesday but a good show for the weekend and New Year.   

Leeks

Posted: 23/12/2013 at 22:28

Can't advise about manure either but some veg's are good for growing in containers and some veg isn't. Leeks would be a no for me.

 

Winter Equinox

Posted: 23/12/2013 at 22:11

Mark, I feel a New Year resolution coming on, mine will be to sit on my hands and not sow veg/GH stuff till after the Spring Equinox.

 

Dr Hessayon quits writing

Posted: 23/12/2013 at 21:37

Just checked out the Paperwhite and it would probably suit what I want to use it for. 

Someone at work today though, suggested a kindle Fire HD.

Mark, I'm not going to get it wet or lose it  say's she who had a mobile phone dropped in a cup of coffee by a child and lost an ipod (although it was only the size of a match box)

Dr Hessayon quits writing

Posted: 22/12/2013 at 22:40

I prefer books too KT but was thinking of getting a kindle, only because I feel I'm falling behind with tecnology and a kindle is alot lighter to travel with, I wouldn't dream of taking a gardening book on my jollies but do take a couple of novels to read whilst relaxing. 

A bit off topic but does anyone rate Kindles? Can you purchase Dr H's books for them?... and do you get the pictures on a kindle as you would in a book!.      

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