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Re: Summer bits and bobs

Postby Shallot Man » Thu Jul 28, 2011 7:42 am

I seem to recall being told many many moons ago by an old gardener, that he always put a bit of rhubarb [leaf,stalk?] in the hole prior to planting seed potato's, for the life of me I am unable to remember why. Any ideas. :?
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Re: Summer bits and bobs

Postby peter » Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:43 am

This morning I saw five cleared and tilled fields. :shock:
They don't hang about these farmers.
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Re: Summer bits and bobs

Postby Nature's Babe » Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:57 am

I have seen our local farmers working with floodlights on their machinery
in the dark, they certainly do work hard. :)
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Re: Summer bits and bobs

Postby Parsons Jack » Thu Jul 28, 2011 4:24 pm

Bit on the warm side today :)
One of my plot neighbours is on holiday, so I spent quite a bit of time watering his plot and two greenhouses this morning. I do get to pick his crops though :D
How is it with courgettes, that no matter how often you pick them, there is always one that you have missed and grown into a monster :roll:
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Re: Summer bits and bobs

Postby oldherbaceous » Thu Jul 28, 2011 7:43 pm

Been a scorcher here today, and the next five days look good too.

Suppose we will all end up with watercan arms again, a foot longer than a normal persons. :wink: :)
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Re: Summer bits and bobs

Postby Parsons Jack » Thu Jul 28, 2011 8:00 pm

oldherbaceous wrote:Been a scorcher here today, and the next five days look good too.

Suppose we will all end up with watercan arms again, a foot longer than a normal persons. :wink: :)


The good news with that is when your arms get long enough, just fit some wheels to the watering cans and push them along the path :D
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Re: Summer bits and bobs

Postby Mike Vogel » Thu Jul 28, 2011 11:36 pm

Back to page 1, if the first day of summer is June 21, why is it called MID-summer's Day? I have always found an easy rule of thumb, which has worked throughout this period of climate change: Winter is Dec, Jan and Feb, Spring is March April and May, Summer, June July, Aug, and autumn is Sept, Oct and Nov. The amount of daylight is crucial, I think, although it is true that temperatures usually follow a bit behind.
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Re: Summer bits and bobs

Postby MikA » Fri Jul 29, 2011 6:59 am

Mike

Mid-summers day is when the the sun is at it's furthest north and after then the days get shorter.
Your seasons correspond to those used by the met office. I seem to remember seeing somewhere that the overall temperature in this country is influenced by the sea which as you say lags behind the progress of the 'Sun' seasons - so summers are later and winters are warmer than other countries at the same latitude.
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Re: Summer bits and bobs

Postby peter » Fri Jul 29, 2011 7:41 am

Longest day & shortest night. :D

Hence Midsummers day.
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Re: Summer bits and bobs

Postby Nature's Babe » Fri Jul 29, 2011 10:48 am

MikA, You are right without the gulf stream our weather would be less temperate. There was also some talk that the melting icecaps may possibly eventually change the course of the gulf stream.
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Re: Summer bits and bobs

Postby donedigging » Sat Jul 30, 2011 7:50 pm

Quite dark here this morning, had to put the headlights on, to go to work at 5.30 am.

Turned into a lovely warm day, enjoyed the afternoon on the riverbank watching my OH fishing..the wild life was unbelievable :D
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Re: Summer bits and bobs

Postby oldherbaceous » Sat Jul 30, 2011 8:14 pm

I suppose that makes you an early bird, Donedigging. :)

Hope there weren't any wild beasts about. :twisted: :)
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Re: Summer bits and bobs

Postby donedigging » Sat Jul 30, 2011 8:28 pm

Good evening OH,

Yes I was here well before you this morning...I know it makes a change :lol:

Well earnt lie-in tomorrow :)

The only wild beasts that annoyed me were the midges...so much so , I left OH to it and went home :lol: :lol:
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Re: Summer bits and bobs

Postby oldherbaceous » Sat Jul 30, 2011 8:53 pm

I just love getting up early Sunday mornings, it's always so peaceful, i can get up to all sorts of mischief. :)

Last Sunday when i went to wind the clock very early, i was whistling, rather loudly, a good rendering of Rupert the bear, when someone suddenly shouted, "shut up", from one of the big houses.
I can only think they couldn't have been Rupert fans. :)
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Re: Summer bits and bobs

Postby donedigging » Sat Jul 30, 2011 9:15 pm

Try whistling tomorrow the theme tune of "The Good,bad and the ugly". Bet you won't get anyone shouting at you.... :D

Bet you do :lol:
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