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    Marb67 is offline Cropper
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    Default Who else is not keen on this time of year ?

    Well I may be alone here but I generally find this time of year around mid July onward not very nice because of.

    1) Dry winds drying out soil and compost very fast.
    2) Humidity
    3) Pests at their worse
    4) Plants going leggy and veg bolting
    5) Things starting to look more tatty and dying off.
    6) Hey fever
    7) Blight
    7) Did I mention wind ? I hate wind.

    I personally love the time of early spring from late Feb up to about June with fresh, green new growth. The high hopes. I also like Autumn in it's proper place but sadly things are getting too unreliable.

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    It can get a bit too hot for me somedays
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    I like this time of year for the long light evenings, soft fruit picking, flowers, butterflies and baby birds.
    November and February are my least favourite months.
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    I keep reminding myself that it is still only mid-July as it feels like late August - so much is dry, brown and crispy.
    But, loving the late evenings for doing the watering, all the flowers and too much veg to know what to do with.
    Pests have eased off - the slugs are hiding from the heat and the wasps and birds have eaten most of the CWB caterpillars. Only the flea beetles are persistent little b*****s.
    So no, I feel as though this moment, right now (drought and 40 degrees aside) is what the veggie garden and all the hard work has been building up to.
    Hayfever is done - it is a May/June problem for me.
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    I love Spring it's my favourite time of year, everything is fresh and things are starting to grow. There's the promise of warmer weather and light evening ahead but July is my favourite month of all! It's my birthday month, most of my friends seem to be born in July and August and I really love parties
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    I quite like this time of year bit like Scarlet as its a count down to my birthday. I don't like it if its to hot though.
    I like fact that nature is well and truly in the swing of things and there are plenty of things to pick in the garden. My only thing that bugs me are the weeds. They seem to grow twice as fast as my crop so its a constant battle.
    Least favourite must be February/March as its nearly the end of winter but not quite there.
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    Outside of growing...I love the cold crisp frosty mornings but dislike regards drying winds Marb, we have had those virtually all this year
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    I love this time of year, no worries about frost, the mad spring panic of sowing and planting is over and light levels mean things are much less likely to be leggy. Harvesting is picking up and soon I'll be filling the freezer and shelves ready for winter. Thankfully don't get hay fever so don't have to worry about that and now the schools are breaking up the roads are going to be pretty empty so I can get home quicker and do stuff in the lovely light evenings. Don't associate this time of year with winds so guess that must be regional.

    Some of us live in the past, always talking about back then. Some of us live in the future, always planning what we are going to do. And, then there are those, who neither look behind or ahead, but just enjoy the moment of right now.

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