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  • Farway
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    twopenny said:
    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.
    Have you considered Hibiscus as a second choice? The flowers are showy but not a climber


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  • YoungBlueEyes
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    I’ve just fetched my washing in cos it’s bone dry already :smiley:

    Here’s my toms. Bit of a squiggly pic cos I’ve tried to get everything in. I’m gonna end up with a bladdy forest of em aren’t I…. 


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  • Nelliegrace
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    Hoping we don’t get frost or hail because the apricot tree is in blossom. 
    We had 2 apricots in 202, 20 apricots last year. I do want to make apricot jam this year. 
    I like fruit trees. When they have covered the initial cost, every crop is a bonus.
  • Dustyevsky
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    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 
    They have all that technology stuff, but if they're like the rest of us round here, they'll ignore it, say, “Oh, us'll use that dreckly,” stick their head out the window instead and then extrapolate! It's been raining here, on and off, for many days now. :(
    If anyone's interested, Lidl have their long-running, long-reach hedge trimmer in today @£70. I'm replacing mine, although it's not quite broken after 7 years.

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  • YoungBlueEyes
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    "Oh, us'll use that dreckly" Beautiful :) That puts you a bit further south than I am.
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  • twopenny
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    Nelliegrace if necessary you can make apricot jam with dried apricots..........following what you say because I'd love apricots but have been warned off by disease and such with them..
    "dreckly" well Dustyevesky that puts you in my neck of the woods :)Have you seen the Cornish weather stone?
    Blue great about the washing. If you have too many plants put them out for sale for charity or just for neighbours. They do that a lot around here. Loads of money for the Air Ambulance and Homestart.
    Farway, I tried Hibiscus. Flowerd like mad for my neighbour but not for me. Years I waited and I'm not that enamoured. The Bouganvillia takes me to lovely holidays and my time in Oz. Just one of those things :)
    We got some dry and sun and it got very warm, I'm talking teeshirt weather.
    Bought a meah type red jasmine from Morries for £2.50. I don't really like them but they grow like Topsie and give a greenish look to my huge orange fence. Maybe take cuttings and grown them down the alley to disguise the fence there as they retain green stems in winter and don't become bushy so good for clothing a fence.


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  • Dustyevsky
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    "Oh, us'll use that dreckly" Beautiful :) That puts you a bit further south than I am.
    Where the Met is, almost everywhere is 'up north,' even Taunton! :D They should be in the middle; like Coventry ;) But we should  include that lot those fine folk over the Wall, which would mean a central base somewhere in Northumberland. Wouldn't that be closer to you? Hopefully, you'd get more accuracy.
    Be warned, though, if we send them up there, they'll put house prices up by a mile! I remember it well; we started looking for a place down here in 2001. Suddenly, in 2002, we were priced-out. The agent said, “It's the Met; they're coming down from Bracknell.”  Must admit, having Bracknelled a few times, I couldn't blame them.
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  • YoungBlueEyes
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    Don’t be sending em up yet, we’re looking to move! 

    I’ll have to check a map. I might actually be closer to Northumberland than I am to you… 
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  • Dustyevsky
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    Hmm, every hourly box on my weather forecast till 02.00 reads heavy rain; all of it with high winds. :| There seem to be very few places that might escape this scenario, even for an hour or two. To me, it looks like a classic depression centred on Birmingham, just like the ones we did for O levels. There's probably a point where it feels calm, like the middle of a tornado.....Cadbury World, perhaps? I could be calm in there. <3
    So, no gardening today, but I will unpack my Lidl long reach hedge trimmer. Not being an influencer, I won't make a TikTok video about it. o:)
    You want to move Blue Eyes? Thought you were just settling-in? You're not one of those property flippers are you? :o
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  • Dustyevsky
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    twopenny said:
    "dreckly" well Dustye ;) vesky that puts you in my neck of the woods :)Have you seen the Cornish weather stone?
    I've been to Crapstone; does that count? It's very nice there, and staying on-topic, just down the lane is The Garden House. An interesting fact I probably ought not to tell people is that a public footpath goes right through The Garden House garden.

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