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by Monika
Sun Aug 16, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid-summer Bits and Bobs
Replies: 140
Views: 4505

Re: Mid-summer Bits and Bobs

3mm rain here - whoopee! Well. better than nothing anyway .......
by Monika
Sat Aug 15, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY
Replies: 17
Views: 532

Re: VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Happy Birthday, OH! May all your carrots grow downwards and your peas and beans fill out.
Hope you had a grand day!
by Monika
Sat Aug 15, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid-summer Bits and Bobs
Replies: 140
Views: 4505

Re: Mid-summer Bits and Bobs

Oh wow, Peter. That's not good.
by Monika
Sat Aug 15, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Growing Advice for beginners
Topic: Decimated Radish Crop
Replies: 5
Views: 251

Re: Decimated Radish Crop

If it flowers, it's already too late. The radish will be hard and inedible. Make sure you give the whole lot a good watering - radishes are thirsty things. They want to grow fast and lush without dry spells.
by Monika
Sat Aug 15, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid-summer Bits and Bobs
Replies: 140
Views: 4505

Re: Mid-summer Bits and Bobs

Less hot but still no rain. The tenderstem broccoli is still producing masses of side shoots and we are eating tomatoes for almost every meal ...... Must be August.
by Monika
Fri Aug 14, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Growing Advice for beginners
Topic: Lemon Thyme didn't flower this year
Replies: 2
Views: 135

Re: Lemon Thyme didn't flower this year

Perhaps you were too kind to your lemon thyme, fed it too much and it used the energy to grow and grow rather than flower?
by Monika
Fri Aug 14, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid-summer Bits and Bobs
Replies: 140
Views: 4505

Re: Mid-summer Bits and Bobs

Still no rain here. The sun is shining, the buddleias, single dahlias, red valerian, hemp agrimony, purple loosestrife, field scabious and many others all in full flower - but where are the butterflies? Apart from quite a few whites we have had just single red admiral, peacock, small tortoiseshell, ...
by Monika
Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid-summer Bits and Bobs
Replies: 140
Views: 4505

Re: Mid-summer Bits and Bobs

Not a drop of rain here but at least the temperature has gone down a bit to the LOW 20s.
by Monika
Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid-summer Bits and Bobs
Replies: 140
Views: 4505

Re: Mid-summer Bits and Bobs

Not a bad county, Peter. Three of my children were born there.
by Monika
Wed Aug 12, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Happy Birthday.
Replies: 10
Views: 346

Re: Happy Birthday.

Happy Birthday, Primrose! I think you and I go back together quite few years, both in life and on this forum.
Hope you had a great and weed-less day!
by Monika
Wed Aug 12, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid-summer Bits and Bobs
Replies: 140
Views: 4505

Re: Mid-summer Bits and Bobs

Always good to see Keighley, I have a cluster of cousins around there, Settle as well though dad was born the other side of the river in Giggleswick, grandparents are buried at the village church. Quite a local then, eh? No rain here either and it's 29C at the moment. Lots of watering to do tonight...
by Monika
Tue Aug 11, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid-summer Bits and Bobs
Replies: 140
Views: 4505

Re: Mid-summer Bits and Bobs

Fascinating. Our son lives in Clapham (North Yorkshire, not London!), right under the densest lightning part on the map. He had 21mm of rain but says the storm went on for three hours last night!
by Monika
Tue Aug 11, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid-summer Bits and Bobs
Replies: 140
Views: 4505

Re: Mid-summer Bits and Bobs

That's interesting, Geoff. We saw lots of lightning between midnight and 1am west of us but heard no thunder, so we realised it was far away. We eventually got a little bit of drizzle, but not even enough to show up in the rain gauge. How we envy you! 29C at the moment and very close.
by Monika
Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Butternut Squash
Replies: 20
Views: 634

Re: Butternut Squash

Thank you for this interesting and useful explanation, Sally!
by Monika
Sun Aug 09, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Butternut Squash
Replies: 20
Views: 634

Re: Butternut Squash

An interesting comment from Sally Wright about the strange looking squash (on the second photo) not having been pollinated. This year I have had a few courgettes with a bulge at one end and a much thinner other end, so I assume they too have not been pollinated. I have taken them off the plant becau...

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