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Awful weather - typical Brits talk

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  • in_my_wellies
    in_my_wellies Posts: 1,650 Forumite
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    It was dull and showery here yesterday so more inside decluttering done and a visit to three charity shops (to drop of not buy)

    YoungBlueEyes You were busy ;) . Good luck with the job application. When I left school, early '70s, I worked at a nursery where they grew tomatoes. I think they did a lot of cross pollinating and seed collecting so not a huge commercial scale. That wasn't my department but I do remember being interested. I expect the process had changed beyond recognition. 

    Today I'm aiming to !!!!!! out various seedlings, take some cuttings and organise the greenhouse so I get my dining room windowsill and table back. I shall plant potatoes in the allotment just to keep the soil turned over and the rest will depend on timings and where I am. I'm hoping for news about that so can't say more

    The sun is out already!
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  • Farway
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    No sun here, misty & damp so postponed trip to buy compost, more fun indoors

    YBE, hope job application goes well, the only tomato picking I've seen was in huge greenhouses and the pickers were up in the sky using "cherry picker" jibs because the toms were trained up & along, miles of them

    I think today I'll pot up the cannas I started in water in the airing cupboard, they don't seem to have progressed much since the white root sprouted and this morning I dredged up a memory, maybe false, that some roots "need" to feel soil or something to push against before they can grow & know what is Up
    Sounds like one of those quiz questions that could be true. Time will tell

    On a slightly more positive note, the Californian poppies sown in the conservatory last week are just poking up, and the Hot Lips I potted on have been drowned in the rain and need draining off before they rot, I'll raise the pots up to drain, especially with more rain due
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  • twopenny
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    Blue you're on a roll!
    Our lidl doesn't have anything like that.
    Morries has gone down the expected route and now selling the cheap plants at double the price so almost no one is buying.

    It's gloomy and wet here as usual, although temperatures risen it feels very cold.
    At least my baby tree isn't being blown double.

    Was thinking of going on a journey for a healthy greengage and a swim but the persistent gloom makes me want to stay at home.

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  • YoungBlueEyes
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    I think I might quite like to be a tomato picker. As long as I can just plug my headphones in and get going :)

    Now, I am not an expert but, I'm sure I've heard something about you won't get any movement out of some plants 'til their feet are in the soil so they know up from down. I'd just get it planted Farway, and see what occurs. If it goes wrong I'll send you my fritillery thingy :blush:

    My nearest Lidl is at Willerby if individual stores show up online...? There was all sorts! I did really well not to just swoosh my arm across whole shelves and fill my trolley with exciting and random goodies. Particularly that frog watering feeder system. 

    Been sunshine and showers all day today, far more showers than sunshine. More like 'slightly brighter clouds that temporarily don't have water pishing out of them'. Mild ish though :) 
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  • RAS
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    In my Lidl .....
    I bought more little tom plants - Golden Sunrise - cos they looked happy and healthy too. A tray of 6 for £1.99
    Thanks for the intelligence. Needed to go down for foodbank stuff.

    I wouldn't have checked the plants outside, spotted trays of chard and peppers and lifted a tray sitting on top of another.

    I like Golden Sunrise, has done really well for me in the past, and there was one pack tucked into the back of the lower tray.

    Five decent plants and a runt. Will pot them up and swappsie a couple? 

    Am also minding a friend's plantlets so the attic is already getting interesting
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  • YoungBlueEyes
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    I think they only caught my eye cos they're healthier than the other ones I bought  (...moneymaker?). That has 2 duds and 4 fairly happy ones. The GS are all v happy and taller and leafier.

    Attic? Sounds like a lot of effort. I'm humping pots and trays from the front - SE facing - to the back of my house to follow the sun. You're a good friend to be up and down in the attic!

    Mild here this morning and the birds are singing goodo. Blacky especially. I don't know why people go on about other songbirds, for me blacky tops them all. It's a nice dawn here too, the first peachy fingers are just beginning to show :blush:  
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  • Farway
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    Sort of weak sun this morning, but wind already increasing, and the cherry blossom opposite is coming off, and tonight is supposed to be awful, Yellow weather warning here for tonight & tomorrow :o .

    I have potted up the canna seeds, I checked about the roots needing soil as well YBE, seems some truth in it, root tip is different from the rest of the root and is the gravity sensing part, so I guess swilling around in water up could be down 24 hours later. Time will tell, now back in airing cupboard in pots of compost

    Only gardening is going out & moving my newly potted on Hot Lips before the grotty weather arrives and drowns them

    I think I saw a sparrow this morning, may not be a surprise to some, but they do not seem common here, even though DD has zillions near Southampton and use her nesting box
    Sign of the times, I've seen more woodpeckers than sparrows around here, hope the sparrows stay, Used to see them everywhere when I was a lad, but that was not here

    My toms on the window sill are doing well so far, must be time for me to knock them onto the floor
    Eight out of ten owners who expressed a preference said their cats preferred other peoples gardens
  • twopenny
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    Hammering down with gale force winds. Thunder storms forecast. Warmth (11c!) Making dense cloud hanging over the hills.
    Trip for greengage not good. The ones they had were poor but I did get sungold toms, a bit weedy and leaves had a touch of black. Mght have been the cold. So im keeping them seperate till i see how they go.
    Also picked up more gold and silver thyme because they looked healthy and last years aren't big enough for the jar i need through winter.
    Waas very tempted by lidl Bouganvillia. I've always wanted one but no way to get it through a winter.

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  • YoungBlueEyes
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    Funny I checked my toms this morning, there's wee shoots coming up! When I finished being giddy about it, I thought "ooh best not drop em like wot Farway did" ha haa! 

    Poor forecast here overnight. Mind you it gave rain all day so I put a wash on - it's out on the line now in the beautiful sunshine. Take that drunkards :p 
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  • twopenny
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    Just paddled out to look at the garden.
    My thymes are bursting into growth. Ah well, good to have back up.

    Good luck with the washing Blue!

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