Early Summer Bits and Bobs.

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Re: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.

Postby retropants » Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:04 pm

we were driving home from dorset to middlesex yesterday afternoon in that appalling heavy rain. It was relentless, and visibility was shocking. So glad to have made it home in one piece. lots of drivers did not have their lights on, and you could only just about see the car in front.
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Re: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.

Postby Monika » Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:11 pm

No rain here yet, we could do with it. So much of gardening this morning, especially cutting back lots of lush vegetation and trimming the pyracantha hedges, to prepare for the deluge to come .......
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Re: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.

Postby robo » Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:39 pm

Torrential rain here again ,forecast the same for tomorrow ,the plot is flooded but we can't complain we were rain dancing last week my wife all ways said she is a witch ,she never said it like that more about her supernatural power as I said a witch
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Re: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.

Postby Geoff » Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:31 pm

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Re: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.

Postby Stephen » Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:49 pm

It certainly feels like it Geoff, I'm wearing a jumper.
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Re: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.

Postby Monika » Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:10 pm

Well, June is never 'flaming', is it? July and August tend to have much higher temperatures, at least around here. Still no rain here ......
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Re: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.

Postby Westi » Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:50 pm

I hate it when you have plant plans & weather says otherwise & then the said rain & winds don't eventuate. Mind, I do also like the nice shiny house - not as much as being on lottie though!
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Re: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.

Postby Geoff » Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:19 am

It was flaming June here last night - I lit the fire!
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Re: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.

Postby Diane » Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:59 am

Yes - we had the radiators on for a bit. Weird for June.
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Re: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.

Postby richard p » Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:49 am

look on the bright side.... last year both our blackcurrants and raspberries were abysmal due to the lack of rain, this lot has come at about the right time for them to be a bumper crop this year.
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Re: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.

Postby robo » Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:47 pm

I was three quarters off an hour driving one and half miles to the plot this morning , most of the main roads around our part of town are flooded a main road into town is closed due to flooding that puts all the other roads to full capacity
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Re: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.

Postby Elmigo » Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:18 pm

What's going on? The weather gods fooled us! Last week the temperatures were rising above 30°C and I got a sunburn while working on my balcony garden. Today I have water on places I didn't know existed and the temperatures are just low enough to catch a cold and sneeze over your hot chocolate in front of the fireplace. Gotta watch out for the containers to not become too wet but it's a difficult job moving everything away.
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Re: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.

Postby Monika » Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:10 pm

Not a drop here so far .......
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Re: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.

Postby oldherbaceous » Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:53 am

I see Wallis Seeds have finished, due to retirement.....a real shame, as I used to buy a lot of seeds from them.
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Re: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.

Postby retropants » Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:56 am

it's still raining here. It hasn't really stopped since Monday morning. I haven't been into my garden since then :(
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