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hi everyone
Accoding to the met office forecast for Swansea the temperature will be 1 degree at nine oclock tomorrow.Today it has been absolutely pouring and not that cold~surely it can’t drop that much overnight? I have taken soggy dirty fleece off a couple of plants and it is currently being washed and dried and that won’t take long so I can redo everything if necessary~how cold is it elsewhere anyone?

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hi Arlene, meant to be dry and cold here the weekend with overnight frost, think the temp tomorrow is meant to be around 5 degrees

5 Dec, 2008

 

Today was actually sunny and windy but we had heavy rain last night again. I think the forecast is sunny tomorrow but chilly, more rain on Sunday.

5 Dec, 2008

 

Extremely cold nights are predicted.

5 Dec, 2008

 

Very cold here today Arlene with heavy showers on and off all day but some sunshine too. Probably Spritz's rain from last night moved this way! Tomorrow due to have sunshine, no rain but 4 degrees! North westerly winds.

5 Dec, 2008

 

~ thanks everyone~overnight frost on this rain! it will be like glass tomorrow!Think I will go out and wrap everything to be on the safe side!

5 Dec, 2008

 

After heavy snow falls this has set like concrete here today.Hope we get temps of + 5 degrees would be quite balmy .lol

5 Dec, 2008

 

~i think all the brewing keeps Dublin warm BB!
~I'm sorry you still have snow and ice~it's those winds on the east coast from Siberia!

5 Dec, 2008

 

Aye Arlene and what Dubliners do with it all that keeps them warm!

Never known frosts like it usually sea air will reduce chance of frost - perhaps we getting global freezing instead of warming .lol

5 Dec, 2008

 

~just been out and it has stopped raining and is noticeably colder~ may not be going very far tomorrow!

5 Dec, 2008

 

I'm glad to hear that BB and Jane have electricity, even though you have snow up there. Try to keep warm and safe, won't you!

5 Dec, 2008

 

I didn't get to read this yesterday but it was mild here.and showery but with some sun. Strange because I'm not very far from you Arlene.
Having said that it did pour down last night. Maybe that's when you wrote this.

We have a slight ground frost this morning. (6th). Not very slip though when I went for a walk with Blodyn about 8.o'clock.

6 Dec, 2008

 

Some of the writing on this blog is big and some very tiny . Why is that I wonder. It looks very strange. Is it only on my pc ?

6 Dec, 2008

 

Hywel ~ on my pc all the comments are in the same font, but Arlene's text at the top is of two different sizes. It also happened on Arlene's blog about her Harvey avatar, so no need to worry about it. Not a fault with your pc. :o)

Sunny here today with a lovely blue sky. A very pretty robin perched on my bird feeder so all is well with the world. :o)
Well, almost. :o)

6 Dec, 2008

 

:o)

6 Dec, 2008

 

Hi Hywel, here the blog is strange looking too. Guess the puter at GOY had gone haywire. Having said that and disecting this word, I wonder what haywire really is. I only know bailing twine, which really is no wire. Wire is steel, twine is, well, twine.
Arlene I don't even DARE to mention what weather it is here....you'd be green with envy. Just have a look at my latest pictures, blue skies all morning. I am begging for rain, last inch+ was more than a week ago and I have started to sprinkle again, grrrrr. Even snow will do for that matter, as it will melt into water. Send some up and I'll be your friend.

6 Dec, 2008

 

~no worries people !it is something I'm doing this end I think!I will sort it out for next time.
I have decided to decamp to your house until March Marguerite~do you require hired help,plant or dog sitter?,the only trouble is will have to post myself in a parcel so could be some time before I arrive......in the meantime will try to blow the clouds south!..

6 Dec, 2008

 

The sun is shining brightly here this morning but the grass is still very crunchy in the shade due to last night's frost. I had to collect my son from work just after midnight; the car needed a good de-icing and the roads were white with frost.
Not much can be done in the garden apart from putting up the lights for Christmas. Paul and I have bought some solar powered lights this year for the trees so we shall be out there trying to create a bit of fairy wonderland.

7 Dec, 2008

 

Good luck with those Xela ! Solar power whats that ?

7 Dec, 2008

 

Arlene, do tell me what you were doing at my most favourite nurseries....Ashwood as you live nowhere near there. We have been buying from them for over 30years, John the owner gave us a private visit to his garden last time we visited as we had missed the open day, we live too far now to visit on a regular basis, it is still one of the best in the country. maybe we are slightly bias!!!

7 Dec, 2008

 

~ we were on our way home from somewhere in the midlands after picking up an ebay item and my husband took me there as thanks for being dragged all round the countryside the previous day!I love Hellebores and have quite a few so was keen to see what they had~it is a really nice nursery~I was wondering about going to their talk in February but it would mean an overnight stay.We will see!

7 Dec, 2008

 

Okay, so Paul found a slightly different use for solar power. Seeing the sun made him feel so good that he decided to set to a job that has been hanging over us for quite some time now.
Armed with a strong rope to gently drop the offending limb to the ground and his new petrol powered garden tool fitted with the extension rod and small chainsaw he set about removing a branch from his ash tree which was fearfully close to the power-lines running alongside the road at the front of his property.
When the weather is evil it has been a constant worry that the two would become entangled and create a hazard, indeed a few weeks ago the high winds caused the two to collide and flashes to occur.
Yes, you are right, it was totally foolhardy and the pre-power-cut light display was remarkable. I am very relieved to say no-one was hurt (although Paul was highly embarassed) and two and a half hours later the power was restored.
The solar powered lights? Still in their boxes waiting to be put up.

7 Dec, 2008

 

Oh Xela sounds like the sort of think I d do !
Glad he s OK my comment was relating to the use of solar power as we ve not seen the sun for weeks !

7 Dec, 2008

 

One small consolation which might make Paul feel better - Ash wood is the best for burning, and doesn't have to be seasoned!

Have either of you got a wood fire/log burner??

If not please send it this way!

7 Dec, 2008

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