Awful weather - typical Brits talk

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  • Dustyevsky
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    edited 20 September 2023 at 8:08AM
    twopenny said:
    Torrential rain and high blusters of wind and almost dark.

    We agree today! o:)
    Yesterday was expensive, sitting indoors catching up with things. :'( Ordered 2 more loads of logs, so that's the fuel allowance gone before it arrives, but at least we're sorted for heat, with those and loads of chilli sausages from the market. :D
    Then I discovered we're £150 in debit with the electricity for the barn.  :o So I put the kids' rent up! >:)
    And so it went on. Can't believe I spent £160 on cat food. I buy in bulk and some has almost doubled in around 18 months. They'll have to increase their productivity now. :*   If only Mrs Dusty was old enough for her pension.....Hmm, on second thoughts.. ;)
    Today's picture puzzle. What's this tree? Clue: They should plant it outside unconventional churches.

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  • Me three on the weather. I've been out already before it gets worse, which it already is doing. Worser again this aft. Ah well, I'll not moan cos I like autumn and I was beside meself with all that heat. 

    Maybe the washing line will hold your rasps up 2p, and it'll all be alright :) I can hardly even see my garden from here through all that weather. I was out this morning giving my swish roses a gentle kicking and 3 more critters fell off. That might the end of today's work like....

    I don't know what your pic is of Dusty. I'm guessing the clue is in "unconventional churches" but my brain isn't giving me anything :( 
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  • Dustyevsky
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    edited 20 September 2023 at 9:16AM
    I want to say Torminalis glaberrima (wild service tree), but I don't know how common they are in the UK and the fruit looks wrong compared to my reference images (hanging rather than held upright)...
    Good shout! o:)
    They're standing up in the photo here:
    It may be the fruit begins to hang down as it matures. Though 'rare,' we have two of these. Unfortunately, I was silly enough to plant one close to a purple beech on the edge of our mini-wood. After 10 years, one has to go, so it'll be the beech, as we've several more of those.
    Apparently, the rain stops here around 13.00 :) by which time the worst of what's left will be with Farway! :D



     How convenient that the elephant in the room vanishes when we change the methodology.
  • Farway
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    edited 20 September 2023 at 9:45AM
    I want to say Torminalis glaberrima (wild service tree), but I don't know how common they are in the UK and the fruit looks wrong compared to my reference images (hanging rather than held upright)...

    Apparently, the rain stops here around 13.00 :) by which time the worst of what's left will be with Farway! :D



    Yes indeed, sunny start but clouding over right now, the rest you know. 
    However, a weather report from DGD doing horticultural apprenticeship near Aberdeen, frost on their cars the other morning :o . Not at that stage here yet

    I'm sure I've seen a service tree around here somewhere, not that I knew it was or can remember where, and lovely to see the word Bletting used, mind you some of my apples get bletted by accident. I'll try and lob bletted into some conversation
    Talking of words, super cool no longer DGD is using Bothy and Tatties now, yay :D

    Message from T & M, my pansy plugs are on the way

    Public house fertiliser, also works wonders at poo farms with tomatoes, allegedly. Talking of which, I have some tom seedlings popped up outside, where one of my cherry toms bletted for too long :'(

    With manky weather on it's way, zero gardening today, unless postie brings the T & M plants
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  • twopenny said:
    PS Velvet puss is on the front page!
    Typical... I should have picked a picture when she wasn't covered in cobwebs and lord knows what! :D  

    I did very little today (well... I did the work I am paid to do, then very little). Too wet and a little cold. 

    I think I might have to muster the energy to clean out the fire and bring in some logs in the next day or two. 
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  • YoungBlueEyes
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    edited 21 September 2023 at 6:25AM
    Well the storm didn't arrive here yesterday so they were all wrong. It's cool again this morning though, and I had to give in and put the summer duvet on the bed last night :o (previously we were just using an empty duvet cover as a top sheet). So that's it, it is now officially autumn :smiley: They reckon it'll be dry today and that desperate wind has dropped so I've my washer on. I'm gonna be mad if they're lying. 

    Velvet Puss on the front page already, quite right too cos she's a beauty :)  If your furniture ever wants a new home Arb, I'm calling dibs! 

    Did your plugs arrive Farway? And yay for Bothy and Tatties! When I lived in Lincs they called them "tates" which I could never get used to. They called Sainsbury's "Sainbury's" (no s in the middle) and that stuck right away. Funny innit.

    Marvellous apples and nuts too 2p, I'd call that a good day :blush: Were they off your missing nut trees or have you discovered more...?  

    (Also, what's bletting?) 

    Edir - I've just D'Duck'd bletting, and one fruit it mentions as being better eaten raw after a dose of bletting is the wild service tree fruit. I'd never heard of that fruit before and there's twice in a couple of days.
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