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Re: Glorious Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby Geoff » Wed May 16, 2018 10:21 pm

You've panicked me! Forecast says minimum 5 yet it's fallen from 5 to 4.5 in the last half hour so I've been out and pulled my polythene sheet over the potato bed but as you say everything else takes it's chance. We were only saying today it's probably the first time the Dicentra hasn't got frosted, hopefully it won't affect the beautiful apple blossom.
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Re: Glorious Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby PLUMPUDDING » Thu May 17, 2018 7:48 am

Hope your plants are ok. It got down to 1.2°c at 04.45 this morning in my lower garden.
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Re: Glorious Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby Geoff » Thu May 17, 2018 7:49 am

Went down to 0.2 so guess there was a ground frost but can't see any sign of it so far.

PS : Haven't found any damage but the 0.2 is 10' in the air so must have been a ground frost.
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Re: Glorious Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby PLUMPUDDING » Thu May 17, 2018 2:44 pm

Yes it was close but everything looks ok. I've mowed the lawns and am wondering whether to get the hose out to water everything. I don't think we've had any rain since I sowed the peas and they've all come up quickly. The pond level has dropped by 6 inches this week.
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Re: Glorious Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby Monika » Thu May 17, 2018 4:52 pm

Got away with just 0C but the potatoes and non-hardy fuchsias were covered up with fleece but I took everything else slightly tender into the greenhouse. The car roof was certainly covered with frost this morning.
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Re: Glorious Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby oldherbaceous » Thu May 17, 2018 5:25 pm

We were lucky, as i think the strong breeze here, kept the frost off....it was nippy though!
Things really are starting to grow at a pace now, what is lovely to see.
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Re: Glorious Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby Monika » Thu May 17, 2018 7:11 pm

Yes, OH, doesn't everything look so fresh and green? On our large wild patch in the garden there are flowering red campion, aquilegia of different colours, honesty, hedge garlic, camassia, allium, the last primroses and masses of white woodruff ..... The bird cherries have just finished flowering (the strong northerly wind yesterday produced a veritable 'snowstorm' of white petals!) but the hawthorn, rowan and crab apple are just starting to open up. Bring it on!

Not much work doing on the allotment until (1) there is no threat of frost and (2) we get some rain. Everything is very dry and I don't want to risk planting the leeks, for instance, or sowing more peas before the ground gets a good soaking.
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Re: Glorious Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby Geoff » Thu May 17, 2018 10:17 pm

I've covered my potatoes again tonight but I think there is less risk. It has come out a bit odd but here is why I am worried about frost getting to my fruit blossom.

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Re: Glorious Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby PLUMPUDDING » Sat May 19, 2018 8:39 am

Thank goodness it's a nice day, I can avoid all media coverage of the wedding and the football. And what on earth is "bowl food"? It conjures up images of a row of dog dishes.
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Re: Glorious Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby robo » Sat May 19, 2018 8:51 am

I'm going down to my plot I'm going to lock myself into the shed but I will be home just before 3 o clock as the magic weekend kicks off this afternoon ,the first decent match is my team v widnes
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Re: Glorious Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby PLUMPUDDING » Sat May 19, 2018 7:37 pm

Did you try the free Quartz sugar snap peas last year? They were a bit puny but tasted lovely and even though we were given only 9 seeds I had enough to eat and saved another 9 seeds to sow this year. So far 6 have germinated and are making nice plants so better germination than last year.
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Re: Glorious Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby Westi » Sat May 19, 2018 9:22 pm

I watched the wedding hoping to criticise, but was pleasantly surprised with the dress, down played to show the veil. I had one young flower girl at my wedding who threw herself on the floor half way up the aisle, she had loads of 'bridesmaids' in kindergarten! Mind in my case it was a distraction from the demented vicar who mixed up my names so our wedding certificate wasn't valid & had to be re-written. By the time we got out of the church 90% of the invited guests were at the reception which blew the photos by the river! Mind we laugh now as we did then. I believe we were the last wedding he conducted! ;)
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Re: Glorious Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby PLUMPUDDING » Sat May 19, 2018 9:43 pm

Your wedding sounds entertaining Westi. I'm not a wedding fan but it sounds as if they've tried to be a bit more down to earth than the usual royal extravaganzas. She's a brave woman marrying into our royal family.
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Re: Glorious Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby Pa Snip » Sun May 20, 2018 7:03 am

At least she has married into the generation that is a bit more in tune with the common world,but yes its a brave risky move. but she just reminds me of Wallis Simpson at times. One things for sure she wont be hard up in future

Bishop Michael grabbed his moment of glory with both hands, some very bemused and amused faces during his extended performance, for performance it was.

What the hell was that thing sitting on Camilla's head !!
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Re: Glorious Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby Colin2016 » Sun May 20, 2018 7:25 am

Thought the gospel song was brilliant turned it up full belt on the plot.

Remember a wedding when the vicar failed to turn up.
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