Late Winter Bits and Bobs.

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Re: Late Winter Bits and Bobs.

Postby oldherbaceous » Wed Feb 10, 2021 10:47 am

Thank you Retropants, I like Leopard print duvets best.... :)
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Re: Late Winter Bits and Bobs.

Postby retropants » Wed Feb 10, 2021 12:55 pm

oldherbaceous wrote:Thank you Retropants, I like Leopard print duvets best.... :)


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Re: Late Winter Bits and Bobs.

Postby peter » Wed Feb 10, 2021 2:47 pm

My weather app is predicting -7°C at 2am tonight with a "RealFeel" of -10°C.

Altnaharra in northern Scotland dropped to -17.1°C at 6am today , coldest UK temperature since 26th December 2010.
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Re: Late Winter Bits and Bobs.

Postby Westi » Wed Feb 10, 2021 9:34 pm

Well we never got the -6C but cold enough! Unfortunately at work today & the rest of the week - or fortunately; as can't be tempted by the bad ideas to 'just check the plot' & it is warm & cosy in the office.
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Re: Late Winter Bits and Bobs.

Postby Compo » Fri Feb 12, 2021 8:49 pm

Out for a walk today and it was so cold, although only around 0 to -1 or 2c, but the cold breeze on your face. Brrr, I experienced that brain freeze you get from eating a very cold ice cream too quick. Bring on the next weather phase, a bit of 'dreich' as the Scots say.
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Re: Late Winter Bits and Bobs.

Postby retropants » Fri Feb 12, 2021 9:59 pm

Oh it was a bitter wind today, absolute brass monkeys!
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Re: Late Winter Bits and Bobs.

Postby Monika » Sat Feb 13, 2021 11:19 am

Same here, not rising above freezing all day today, it seems. The last three days the cold wind was alleviated by brilliant sunshine, but that is missing today, so it's jolly cold. We have now had 7 consecutive nights with night frost down to -5C at times. Well, it will have killed a few bugs at least and milder weather is on the way!
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Re: Late Winter Bits and Bobs.

Postby oldherbaceous » Sat Feb 13, 2021 11:42 am

A real bonus for me is, where I got late Winter digging, the rain didn't flatten it but, the frost will now crumble it beautifuly..

All the plants look like they will never recover, where the bitter wind has made them wilt but, with a little warth they will be nice and perky again... next week looks quite Spring like, temperature wise...the Blackbirds will resume nest building again.
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Re: Late Winter Bits and Bobs.

Postby Clive. » Sat Feb 13, 2021 11:47 am

The soil surface here is dry and flaked this morning...but still cast iron hard underneath.

It didn't half blow around midnight, wild and howling.!

Down the garden here you can smell the soil off the back field in the air.....

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Re: Late Winter Bits and Bobs.

Postby Monika » Sat Feb 13, 2021 1:31 pm

OH, when we had the bright sunshine the last few days, I went round the garden and watered, yes, WATERED, all the winter pansies, dianthus, wallflowers etc, because I once read that during heavy frost with following sunlight, the plants actually die of drought because they cannot take up moisture from the frozen ground. So I thought at least if their leaves are wet and/or covered in frost, they may survive. Time will tell ....
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Re: Late Winter Bits and Bobs.

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Re: Late Winter Bits and Bobs.

Postby peter » Sat Feb 13, 2021 3:49 pm

Frosty ground today so son and I walked to Hatfield Forest and back, eleven miles, with the dogs.
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Re: Late Winter Bits and Bobs.

Postby oldherbaceous » Sat Feb 13, 2021 6:12 pm

I take it the pictures are from when you got back, Peter. :)
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Re: Late Winter Bits and Bobs.

Postby vivienz » Sun Feb 14, 2021 2:45 pm

Happy days - I've spent the morning pricking out my tomato seedlings that I sowed and kept in a heated propagator. As usual, there are far too many of them, but there are often casualties along the way to adulthood. Who am I kidding? There will still be too many of them!
It's our first day for some time when things are thawing out, but it's chucking it down, so we'll be going from frozen solid to mud pie again. Still, it should perk up the PSB which has been looking sorry for itself the past week or so, no doubt because it knows I want to eat it!
I may venture out for a peek into the greenhouses later and see how quickly the slugs are chomping my lettuces. I bought some organic slug pellets a while back after they scoffed anything young, green and tender that emerged out of the soil in there, but they just seem to treat them as a starter course, gobbling the pellets and moving onto the plants. Grrr.
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Re: Late Winter Bits and Bobs.

Postby Shallot Man » Sun Feb 14, 2021 4:15 pm

Had a busy day today. Fire watching. :wink:
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