Glorious Spring Bits and Bobs.

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Re: Glorious Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby Diane » Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:51 pm

21 degrees here .....yay.
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Re: Glorious Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby Geoff » Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:58 pm

Took a while to get out from a grey start but despite the sometimes strong breeze it as managed 18.6. Herbaceous borders starting to look something like as a result though there are a few bodies left to see if they do make it. Euphorbias in particular seem to have taken a beating. Lots of bumble bees and two butterflies on the heathers.
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Re: Glorious Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby Westi » Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:37 pm

It's still 17 degrees here & not a cloud in the sky! The bog at the back (aka the lawn) is drying out nicely and I may be able to tackle it in the next day or so. Can't wait to retire & not stare out the window wondering what I could be doing on lottie!
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Re: Glorious Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby Primrose » Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:17 pm

Whoppee! Dug my shorts out of their winter mothball storage and gave my pale legs a touch of sunshine! . And finally managed to get a coat of wood stain on a fence - a chore which has been pending all winter because it,s always been too wet to coat it.

Everything is so far behind on the planting front. Have just noted on my planting record that on this dqte last year I planted out all my kohl rabi seedlings. This year I only sowed them about four days ago. Let,s hope for some reliable weather and lots of sunshine from now on so things can catch up.
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Re: Glorious Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby Colin2016 » Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:53 pm

Well done Primrose, you beat me to it regards the shorts...Never mind there is always tomorrow if the promised sea mist rises quickly
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Re: Glorious Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby Gerry » Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:09 am

You are all very lucky.
Relentless rain all day yesterday with mist in the morning.
Today not much better, thick fog and at 10.30am only 10c in the pollytunnel and the greenhouse managed 14c.
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Re: Glorious Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby oldherbaceous » Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:01 pm

Things will work out in the end, Gerry, i'm sure you will get good weather, while we have bad weather, another time.... :)
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Re: Glorious Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby Pa Snip » Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:20 pm

AT LAST !!!!
Managed to get some work done on plot put in two rows each of first earlies, Lady CristL and Sharpes Express. = 60 tubers.
by lunchtime it was too hot for me to carry on, my legs now telling me I've done some work.... just about holding me up.
Alien also giving me gyp
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Re: Glorious Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby robo » Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:26 pm

Seen the first cabbage white of the year today I hope it's not a sign of things to come
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Re: Glorious Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby Geoff » Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:47 pm

Don't forget the proper gardening programme, Beechgrove, comes back tonight - BBC2 Scotland, 970 on my Freesat don't know about other platforms.
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Re: Glorious Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby Monika » Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:03 pm

Willow warbler and garden warbler singing, the first of the year!
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Re: Glorious Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby tigerburnie » Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:21 pm

Nature puts on a show at Balgavies Loch
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Re: Glorious Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby oldherbaceous » Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:35 pm

All the years we have been married, I never realised our Anniversary was on Hitler's Birthday..... :)
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Re: Glorious Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby Primrose » Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:51 pm

I wouldn,t remind Cook of that OH. She probably has enough to contend with being married to you :lol:
I,m sure if you google your anniversary date you’ll come up with some alternative preferential options ...just in case you’re in danger of foegetting the date!
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Re: Glorious Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby Pa Snip » Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:30 pm

Completely poleaxed tonight. Spent from 08:45 until 13:45 on plot doing some weeding and then got rotavator out. Alien now constantly letting me know it is flexing its powers.


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