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    Chucking it down in North Devon - hopefully won't get the thunderstorms that the Met Office are warning about.
    Water butts are filling up and the frogs seems happy. Probably has more in the last two hours than we had in the whole of June.

    Guess I'll just watch a bit of football indoors...

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    I hope it travels up to me! Boiling hot here - I can't garden in this weather either - and the ground is desparate for a drink. I've lost some of my summer flowering plants I'm on a meter here so the only thing that gets watered is the GH once the butts are empty.

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    Same here, Scarlet - the plants' tongues are hanging out.
    Sky looks dark over Somerset so hoping it crosses the Channel and reaches us soon. Otherwise, we'll be down at Baldy's asking him to fill our watering cans.
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    There's a breeze picking up - I have my fingers crossed. The Courget plants are all slumped and my bean leaves are burnt!
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    Its raining....................not much.

    I've filled all the watering cans with the remaining water in the butts and laid out all the trugs and buckets in the hope of catching some. Even brought my washing in.

    There's that funny sulphurous smell in the air - and it has nothing to do with last night's broad beans.
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    Ohhh I love the smell before heavy rain, we've had 3 days with rain since first may bank holiday, its getting beyond a joke for the garden. It sounds bad to wish for rain but so far the weather is set fair here for at least the next two weeks according to the forecasters.
    My father in law tripped up on the farm last week in a field and skinned his forehead open, it was hard not to laugh when he said it was the soil that cut his head open not a rock!

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    you lucky lot with some rain,Scarlet hope your lucky,we have had a light breeze all day,but still scorchio,what on earth would it be like without,i dread to think.
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    Rain's stopped.............
    You wouldn't know there had been any!
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