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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 13/12/2012 at 21:23

Bitterly cold this morning and no better this evening. I'm coming down with a cold, haven't been warm all  day.

Garden table

Posted: 13/12/2012 at 21:16

Yes, I think so, it was indoor wood paint though 

Garden table

Posted: 13/12/2012 at 20:52

Gardengirl. The shed was dark brown to start with so after an undercoat painted it a very pale green. It wasn't quite what I wanted, the paint seemed to slip off the undercoat and the undercoat didn't go on very well either.

Growingspuds for Chistmas...

Posted: 11/12/2012 at 23:22

I find if growing for one or two people, growing in bags is ideal especially If you don't have an allotment or much room to grow stuff. I've found summer grown spuds a really  reliable crop too, and 1st, 2nd and main have always done well in bags. This year for instance I didn't need to buy a spud from June till November and grew five different varieties none of which could be bought locally.

Clearing snow...

Posted: 11/12/2012 at 22:12

Thanks for your replies. might be clearing snow quite soon it's been bitterly clod here for a few days.

Garden table

Posted: 11/12/2012 at 22:00

Rain. Think your tables fab.

I tried painting my shed this summer, not one of my successful projects, the paint is already peeling.  

Plant Protection - Fleece 'Hats'

Posted: 11/12/2012 at 21:51

I only bubble wrap terracotta pots to protect the pot not the bulbs.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 11/12/2012 at 21:40

Bitterly cold all day and freezing tonight. At work someone had parked their car all day in the car park and had to scrape ice of the windscreen come home time. 

Clearing snow...

Posted: 09/12/2012 at 23:21

 Just want to add when the original Q was asked, I was fully expecting to be in the UK  for the worst of the weather over the New Year and had visions similar to last year,slipping and sliding on ice but I'm now going to Tenerife.

 It's along story but to cut to the chase, was asked a couple of days ago if I'd like to take the place of some who can't go, it wasn't a difficult decision to make and we've changed the flight names today so I'm going to climates warmer.

Your advise has still been good, I've friends coming down from Scotland after the New Year, staying whilst I'm away, and advised my road maybe closed off, they change their car tyres to a winter grip and are confident the weather conditions here in the NW won't be worse than Aberdeen.

Clearing snow...

Posted: 09/12/2012 at 22:18

Thanks. The advise on the websites is very clear and I've changed my mind, I will go out and clear a path along the pavement, who knows it may encourage neighbours to do their fronts.

Aldi are selling bags of gritting salt for £2.99, a couple would probably see me through the winter.   

obellix. There's a scheme in our area called Street could be a national thing... . The council choose a street/day to give it a good clean, pruning tree's, etc and if you want your front garden tidying up they do that too, neighbours are encouraged to join in but most people on our road work, so not many neighbours were there on the big clean up day. We had to move cars by 8am. Our road is reasonably clean and tidy although we get lots of weeds growing through the cobbles by the side of the road but what a difference the council made. Not sure if they run the scheme over winter and following snow, we had a clean up at the end of November but if they do Street Pride over winter it'll get a big thumbs up from me.

The road running along side ours gets gritted, ours gets closed, me thinks usually after an accident because it's on a hill and off the beaten track. The car was snowed in for about 3 days last year but as it was needed for work, a neighbour helped reverse it out of the road and after that I parked on the 'A' road until the weather improved. It does make sense regarding car insurance not being valid if you choose to drive on a road closed.

Not had chance to check out the snowraks yet.  

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