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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 28/09/2012 at 22:41

Here in the NW we had blue sky for a while

I've a couple of 'jobs to do' lists for tomorrow - one indoors, the other outdoor. The lawn was cut last weekend, just wondering if it's too late for an autumn feed. My lawn get's dandelions in it, even after a re-turf several years ago they still come up but aren't noticeable when the grass is kept short. Going into autumn it's also a few feet smaller...no it didn't shrink with all the rain...I made a new border and planted some evergreen shrubs along the fence, they've liked the rain. 

Balcony railing pots

Posted: 28/09/2012 at 21:48

Ebay currently have some metal balcony planters which hook over the rail, not sure how secure they would be on a windy day though. 

Spammers are back :- (

Posted: 27/09/2012 at 22:05

Me thinks there is still one left unless you guys have reported them.

I hovered over the poster and it comes up gogle de guk. I was one of the first to  respond to it a couple of days ago  and my computer went into busy down load mode so I switched it off!

Dhalia Novice needs some advice.

Posted: 27/09/2012 at 20:45

Dahlias can also be grown from seed sown in the spring. I've grown them more successfully from seed rather than planting tubers. The tubers I stored last winter, for some reason only two or three actually grew this year. They were stored in the house though, not sure if that made a difference, the room was unheated.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 27/09/2012 at 20:27

The rain has subsided here, a few showers and there were black clouds overhead driving home but we seem to have come through the worst.

A guy at work, after he saw his neighbours car stuck on the flooded road gave up trying to get his car home on Tuesday, left it on high ground and waded through the water, fortunately he lives on higher ground so the house wasn't flooded.

Water on flooded roads seems to have receded fairly quickly. Was due to come across to Stockton on Wednesday Frank but cancelled the trip, probably no chance of me getting through. Hope things dry out as quickly for you guys as they have here.   

 

Deformed beans

Posted: 26/09/2012 at 20:40

Runner and french beans have been one of the few plants which haven't been attacked by pests here. They've produced an excellent crop and still going strong I've just got fed up with eating beans and as the freezer is full have all but stopped picking them. They still look quite lush growing over the path on arches but I was thinking of letting them die off to save some beans to sow next year.

Beetroot pest

Posted: 25/09/2012 at 21:19

LOL

Balcony railing pots

Posted: 25/09/2012 at 21:12

If hanging planters from a balcony be mindful if there are people living below. A planter with holes in the bottom is going to drip water when watered on a daily basis,  particularly during the summer if you are growing tumbling toms.

Purchasing a planter without bottom holes but with a reservoir for water is advisable so if you do have neighbours living below this won't drip.        

Deformed beans

Posted: 25/09/2012 at 20:05

If we get a dry day at the weekend I was going to reap a final harvest. I sowed some late veg in July hoping August and September would produce some sun and late crops but it wasn't to be. Caterpillars have feasted on my chad, spinach and sprouts

And slugs must have teeth because something has even started eating a late sowing of kohl rabi.  

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 25/09/2012 at 19:48

Here in the NW We've had none stop rain now for two days. 

Came home through the local villages today. Most of the fields were  flooded. The council have worked hard to keep the water back in streams, most have turned into rising torrential rivers, tractors and diggers were out this morning piling up the banks with soil, clay and sand. A lot of roads are closed and the drains are pushing out water rather than the other way round.  Heard on the radio it isn't much better in the NE.

If we get a hose pipe ban next year I'll be writing to the water companies

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