Awful weather - typical Brits talk

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  • Farway
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    Well that sunshine didn't last long, tipping down this morning after a beautiful spring day yesterday, which enabled me to crack on and get some bits done, sowed some runner beans that I wasn't going to grow again, that was until the Great Veg Shortage earlier this year made me think twice

    Plus a pinch of Little Gem lettuce in large pot outside, I may never see them with my slug problem, but you never know
    And the Honesty was sown plus retry of the cherry plum toms, which given my glut I am in two minds about them growing on not

    While on the lily beetle safari in the sunshine I caught a whiff of my hyacinths, now out and doing just as hoped, filling the air with scent, of course now it's raining for a week so should rot away nicely

    The pear and plum blossom is out in full bloom, hopefully some bees got busy because a week of rain will put a stop to that
    At least I got to see them in sunshine and take photos.

    Pear blossom first, then hyacinths


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  • Dustyevsky
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    The week ahead looks err...'changeable,' with warnings for high winds and rain tomorrow and Wednesday. :s Right now, it's pleasantly sunny, but with the very brisk west wind, in five minutes it could be tipping-down. :/ 
    Those intending to use the tent tonight while returning from that county to the west of here, have decided to continue on to London after a quick break for a lamb curry. Sensible decision!
    No gardening news, and I've only a poor picture of hyacinths, compared with Farway's above, so here's a classic parkland tree I liked while on a walk two weeks ago.
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  • YoungBlueEyes
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    I'm sans hyacinths, although I like the smell it gives me a ripping headache :(

    It's given "changeable" weather here for the next few days too. Some cold nights coming, they say. Nice here today though, sunny but a chill breeze. 

    Here's a pic of the 2 mysteries that I've decided are cherry trees. They were seeds that birds had poo'd out in my last garden so I lifted and planted them. They're 3 years old now. One planted, one in a trug thing. I'll be that happy if they really are cherries :blush:

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  • Farway
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    Bright morning but more rain on the way, so unlikely to do much outside today

    I hope the lily beetles have drowned in the torrential downpours yesterday PM and I spotted another plant pot water butt, the hyacinths are now listing at forty-five degrees with the hammering they had :'(
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  • YoungBlueEyes
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    2 mysteries. The planted one looks v skinny!
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  • YoungBlueEyes
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    Oh Farway, will they survive without intervention?

    I meant to say - your lettuces, could you plant them in a hanging basket, to keep the slugs off them..?
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  • Farway
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    Oh Farway, will they survive without intervention?

    I meant to say - your lettuces, could you plant them in a hanging basket, to keep the slugs off them..?
    Hanging baskets, could be, except I don't have any, and I think me trying to fit some with my wobbles could be a shortcut to A & E
    I'm leaving hyacinths listing sideways, probably snap off If I try & straighten them but should they still be about next year I'll try & remember to put a small supporting stick alongside

    Those mystery trees, need more leaf, but probably self seeded weedy sycamores and not the choice whatever you hoped for >:)
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  • YoungBlueEyes
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    Aww no! I don't want sycamores! :( I'll get it up and put in the other trug then.
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  • twopenny
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    Fence is looking better Blue.
    Teescos have the dwarf cherry and apples that I've been so enamoured with but I don't have space to plant them so I'll keep looking out the window hoping inspiration will strike.

    It's cloudy, windy, cold and due to rain again so today is a mystery as planned activities are off but I'm pretty sure it won't be gardening.
    The lawn needs mowing but I'm always  conflicted at this time of year. I love to see the daisies.

    I w cheap hanging baskets in poundland. Made of woven bark which are much lighter.

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  • Dustyevsky
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    Cherry seedlings won't come true to variety anyway, Blue Eyes. You'll get a fast-growing wild cherry....good for firewood or wood turning, if you have the space. We have a few in our woodland, and they'll have to come down soon to make room for more valuable specimens. They escaped this winter due to my focus on the controversial elm hedge. >:)
    It took an age today for the much-vaunted heavy rain and wind to arrive, so I got in an hour of potting-on, splitting and re-potting. We got the 6-person tent down yesterday without too much drama.
    Our other guests decided to make a break for the Midlands ahead of the storm this morning, but the weather map shows this was probably a forlorn hope. Suddenly the house is eerily quiet. :)
    I leave as many daisies as I can, 2p, and always avoid the cowslips until they seed. o:) They and the primroses love our acid soil. I've spotted a few fritillarias in the shady bit under our big hawthorn, and they're opening. :) The hawthorn was tackled about a month ago when son-in-law and I raised the crown and took out crossing branches, so there's more light under there. It did get  troglodytical and even some plants that like shade began to fade away.... :'(
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