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20 past 4 just been to get some potatoes for tea and the soil was so hot the spuds were realy warm so for the first time ever i have broken the rule dont water in full sun but i felt that they needed the soil cooling is soil warm spoiling your crops and flowers

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I was amused to read your blog, perhaps you won't have to cook them soon!
Also amused that your last blog (shown on the right) was be-moaning the fact it was raining again - just what we could really do with now.
I watered some sorry plants last week, knowing I shouldn't and they got scorched, so be careful!

17 Jul, 2013


i have been watering every other day but today i had to take a chance and cool them down temp in the full sun here for 3 days pushing 30 cel one day 34

17 Jul, 2013


I've been watering my veg this past few days and once even had to do the flower beds - felt really guilty at using all that water but what can you do? Saved washing up water doesn't go very far and the washing machine and shower outlets go straight into the drain well below patio level. 31 in the shade here today but a nice breeze thank goodness.

17 Jul, 2013


I have been spreading my homemade compost aound my borders as they were so dry, in amongst the plants and its surprising how much they have perked up, my rinsing water I've been putting on the grass, couldn't possibly describe them as lawns at the moment, the waterbutts are being used on my toms, cucumbers and veggies but they are very low now so will need a topup soon, we had a breeze here as well Stera but it was not a cool one, even my shady bit was too warm, hubby and daughter both gone all croaky again, at least they can't blame me as the grass is not likely to be getting a trim for a while.....

17 Jul, 2013

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