Early Summer Bits and Bobs.

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Re: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.

Postby Primrose » Wed Jun 16, 2021 12:07 pm

That,s reassuring Snooky as I have no idea how much water we use but it feels like a lot, even thiugh we water in the evenings generally to try and reduce evaporation.
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Re: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.

Postby retropants » Wed Jun 16, 2021 12:35 pm

Thankyou for the reassurance Snooky. Its only 2 of us, 2 showers a day, the odd bath, dishwasher every other and washing machine 3-4 per week. We don't wash our own cars, and I am careful with water in the garden. I do, however make a bit of handwashing up due to my soap making business. It will be a different story for our next but one neighbours, the dad washes all 3, sometimes 4 cars every weekend with the jet wash. We've always joked he'll have no paint left on them, but he might have to reign it in now. They gave us a weeks' notice before they came and put them in.
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Re: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.

Postby Primrose » Thu Jun 17, 2021 9:01 am

No doubt this novelty will rapidly wear off but excited to wake this morning and see the first flower on my courgette plant !!! (As well as some steady rain after several days of very hot weather ).
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Re: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.

Postby retropants » Thu Jun 17, 2021 10:02 am

Lots of rain yesterday evening. Hoping the waterbutts are full !
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Re: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.

Postby Shallot Man » Thu Jun 17, 2021 10:06 am

Being pensioners, we were offered a metre fitted, if after a year we could go back to the old system [new tenants would have no option] best thing we did. Saved money.
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Re: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.

Postby retropants » Thu Jun 17, 2021 12:35 pm

I hope it works out that way for us too Shallotman. We have no choice and there's no going back.
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Re: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.

Postby oldherbaceous » Thu Jun 17, 2021 1:29 pm

Annoyingly, we missed most of the rain, just a heavy shower this morning but, that has dried up now....maybe tomorrow.
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Re: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.

Postby Monika » Thu Jun 17, 2021 5:10 pm

No rain here, not a drop ......
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Re: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.

Postby peter » Thu Jun 17, 2021 7:01 pm

It was pretty moist here yesterday evening.
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Re: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.

Postby robo » Thu Jun 17, 2021 7:16 pm

Not had a drop of rain for over a month all the promises for last night and today all have vanished even Sunday which was forecast as rain all day is looking doubtful
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Re: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.

Postby Westi » Thu Jun 17, 2021 9:15 pm

No thunder & lightning but got a persistent drizzle today on & off. Just what I needed with the dry soil - nice & gentle so hopefully no run off. Primrose I also spotted my first baby courgette with the flower not fully open so must have attracted the bees right from the start. Mind if I was a bee currently I'd be getting a bit sick of poppies!
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Re: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.

Postby robo » Thu Jun 17, 2021 10:16 pm

I’m having a meter fitted next week at present I pay £55 a month I’m usually on my own but my grandson has been with me since lockdown started it’s like getting rid of v.d. he just won’t go
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Re: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.

Postby oldherbaceous » Fri Jun 18, 2021 7:22 am

Proper rain here now...you can nearly here the plants growing....
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Re: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.

Postby retropants » Fri Jun 18, 2021 8:11 am

My tomatoes were a foot taller yesterday afternoon. I started to tie them in, and the rain began again, heavy!
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Re: Early Summer Bits and Bobs.

Postby Shallot Man » Fri Jun 18, 2021 8:36 am

robo wrote:I’m having a meter fitted next week at present I pay £55 a month I’m usually on my own but my grandson has been with me since lockdown started it’s like getting rid of v.d. he just won’t go


Stop feeding him. Usually works. :wink:
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