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  • Bren In Pots
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    Evening it’s been coolish with rain most of the day here, feeling more like late September than early August It’s supposed to be nicer tomorrow though.

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  • bramble
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    Good evening all.
    What started out a dull day turned into a warm and breezy one and temp went up to 23 degs.
    The temp in the greenhous went up to mid 30's this afternoon and that was with the double doors and vents openl
    I think this has been the best year ever for my tomatoes.
    I have started saving my flower seeds already and dont know where the time has gone.
    Had a nice walk to the library, it's good to see some places opening up again.
    Have a good night all.

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  • rary
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    Well that dry spell was short, anyone like a drink of water as there us quite a lot here at the moment

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  • rary
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    Good evening still raining it has been non stop today and cool we have the central heating on, Nicos I have 18 plants with lots of tomatoes hanging on them but so far I have only pulled 2 tomatoes and that was from a black russian plant hoping to start harvesting soon I think I will need to cut back on the watering to get them to ripen, hurrah the rain has stopped I am going outside

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  • burnie
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    My greenhouse does smell a bit of tomato, but there also sweetcorn in there, the pollen is flying about just now and that has quite pungent smell/taste to it.

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  • Nicos
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    I've just been going through my tomato plants taking out new side growths and a few of the rather sad looking lower leaves.
    My hand is black with juice and smells wonderfully of tomatoes
    Cant wait for the first one to get ripe!!!
    I bet those of you with them in greenhouses must love opening them up in the mornings and catching the first scent of them?( or dont they give off their scent until heated or touched?)

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  • burnie
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    Afternoon all, proper soggy and cold too up here, only 8 degrees in the greenhouse last night and only 15 now, but all looks ok, picked a few Gardeners Delight and Red Pear tommies to have with lunch, the lettuce won't need washing today that's for sure.

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  • rary
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    Good afternoon, that is very good advice Snoop and worth remembering, LD glad your onions have done well, I have started lifting my own though as I planted them very close together there are a number of small ones in the crop but they will get used and yes Nicos, summer has returned here also, torrential rain with flooding, just the usual tipical summers day decided to take OH out shopping didn't really need to go but thought as it's heavy rain the shops would be quiet and it would let her get out for a short time just went to the one shop and it was quiet, now back home and thankfully home safely as the roads are getting flooded, so there will be no gardening today, might watch a film or whatever and depending what the whatever is I might pick that enjoy your day and keep safe

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  • lottie dolly
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    Morning all,dull here,was trying to rain,but i welcome a bit cooler.
    Thanks snoop,i often think about Lumpy,is a good job none of us know what lurks around the corner,to jump out the blue.
    Will have to inspect drying onions again,earlier this year,there was some peeps,me included,that were late putting the early ones in,well,i was very suprised to see they done really well,so a happy body,that will be plenty to string up,i sowed 3 kg of sets,and most are good,also about 5 only with a little rot,have a good day and stay safe

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  • bramble
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    Good morning all.
    Not a great day here either.
    Dark clouds and breezy and 16 degs.
    Domestics for me today.
    Stay safe all.

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  • Nicos
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    Mornin n'alln'all
    Looks like summer has returned for a few days...could have done with some rain though as the stored water is depleting.

    Good to see you on here bobbin -I was only thinking of you the other day-how is your second plot coming on?...you had said you were creating a cutting patch ...bet it looks delightful!
    Sadly I've neglected my flower patches in the garden but the perennials are looking good. It's made me think though that apart from geraniums this might be the way forward for me as it's much less demanding on my time - can you recommend some hardy cutting perennials I could focus on adding to my garden?
    It's a tricky one for me and I've not really got my head around it as we have very dry hot summers (40C at times) and cold wet winters (down to -18C at times) Oh and we have voles which adore munching tubers

    Any recommendations from anyone would be gratefully appreciated!

    Not sure what today will bring but I do need to return a temporary router to a shop so it looks like a trip into town is in order at some point today.

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  • Snoop Puss
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    Morning all.

    Morning Bobbin. Always good to have more contributions that raise the jolliness quotient and keep the spark alight. Looking forward to reading yours.

    So, a bit breezy here today, a respite from the heat wave, which is due to pick up again tomorrow. Plenty to do indoors, unfortunately. In fact, if I was being sensible, I'd probably make a list of all the jobs I've got to do in a bid to feel more productive as I cross them off. Only trouble is I find it demoralising carrying things over from one day to the next.

    Still, nothing like getting started for getting things eventually done. So, on with the show. Catch you later guys. Have a good one meanwhile.

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  • Bren In Pots
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    Morning, it was only 9c here earlier here as well MrB on the bright site at least it wasn't raining along with it.

    Enjoy your day

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  • Snoop Puss
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    Yes, LD. Since my mum moved in with my brother and his wife, not only has her life improved immeasurably, but mine too. But here's my advice, take the maximum care package available. Don't make out you're super capable (even though you are) and don't suggest your family will help out more than they really will. If the care package is bigger than you find you need, you can always cancel some of the support later. But in addition to the care provided to my dad, what my mum needed and something that she left too late for it to be any good for my dad or her was something that enabled her to go off and do her own thing. Go shopping, go and have a coffee and a natter with a neighbour, whatever. If anyone suggests a club for a few hours, don't feel like you're letting the side down or that you shouldn't leave him. He'll be with trained professionals. You need some time for you too.

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  • Mr Bones
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    Good morning folks

    Sunny for now but forecast to be overcast later. Only 9C (for early August... ). Supposed to warm up as the week progresses though.
    Not sure what's on the cards for today, so catch you later

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