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Wild life...

Posted: 01/11/2013 at 19:51

obelixx - on iplayer you can fast forward the bits you don't want to watch. Will catch up with the other three programmes over the weekend, it looks like it'll be raining most of it .

Wild life...

Posted: 01/11/2013 at 00:28

Already missing Beechgrove  but if anyone is interested in wild life, Autumn Watch has been coming live from Leighton Moss for the past three nights, watched the first one on iplayer yesterday. It's not everyone's cup of tea but I enjoyed it as I live in Lancashire. If you want to watch it now you'll need to do it on replay or iplayer.

David Attonbourgh it's not...but it had a good bit about migrating birds. It was filmed live and the impression given it rained alot whilst filming as there were references to Nick Kershaw and 'I won't let the sun go down on me' 

Liked the part about birds to watch out for in the garden distracted from their migration by the recent storm. There was also a bit about recycling and why worms are good for the soil.

The starings display is good too.

Have any posters watched the programmes?

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 31/10/2013 at 20:51

We had yet more rain. Hope it fairs up by the weekend was hoping to clear out the GH.

AWB - Sorry to hear about the storm damage,

christmas soon

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 21:11

Buy a potted one, leave it in the garden until Christmas Eve and so long as it's not near a radiator or in too much heat it should be ok till after the New Year.

You can put it outside again then for next year. I still have mine from from 2012, bought it from Lidl .

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 20:37

It's been raining on and off for almost two days now here. No chance of cutting the lawn.

Black spot on roses

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 20:35

Will try spraying, is it better now to wait till Spring.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 28/10/2013 at 22:47

 for risk of causing another storm in a tea cup... Off topic....this is the weather thread where posters at the very least make a contribution about the weather and related gardening stuff , I do hope we aren't now going to start talking about cake because of the issues on other threads

Garlic

Posted: 28/10/2013 at 21:35

The shoots will survive under several inches of snow, hard to believe the first time grown but providing the plants have had chance to develop some roots underground when planted in autumn they romp away come spring.

I'm given to understand the plants need at least 30 days of frost to divide into cloves, me doesn't think that's consecutive days but I'm happy to be wrong.

Black spot on roses

Posted: 28/10/2013 at 21:23

I too have a problem with black spot on a climbing rose - Pauls Scarlet.

Honeysuckle grows close by and that too gets black spots on it's leaves. Both planted about the same time the honeysuckle has romped away over an arch but the rose hasn't done what the packet says. It should grow to 200 to 300cm, it's going to be several years before that happens at the current rate of growth

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 28/10/2013 at 20:16

Seemed to have missed the storm here, up to now at least.Hardly any rain where I was today but the nearer I got to home this evening the windy it got, with rain and a heavy hail storm.

Very clam first thing so friend went back to Aberdeen and had a reasonably good journey.  

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