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This is our second day without (much) rain and OH is cutting some of the grass!!! I never thought it would work but it seems to be successful so far. Its pretty cold but there’s a strong drying breeze which helps.

I ventured up the veg patch and found my new polythene cloche run blown over and too distorted to put right – it looks as though some animal (Rowan??) has forced its way in and slept there – the ground is all flattened at one end. The poor broad beans underneath it are looking pretty miserable. Now comes the challenge of trying to fit it into a black bag…lol.
There are so many weeds everywhere – there will be plenty to do as soon as its fit to disturb the soil.
If anybody would like some hairy bittercress I have plenty to spare ,lol.

Sorry no photos, its too cold and windy to stay out any longer. My ears are tingling something ’orrible.

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Well done on trying to do anything outside today :o)

12 Jan, 2016

 

Hi Sue, thanks for the offer of some hairy bittercress, but I won't take you up on it, I have a constant battle with it, it seems to be up and flowering/ seeding before you know it, Derek.

12 Jan, 2016

 

Lol -wouldn't it be nice if everything grew so easily? But where would the challenge be? I wonder if you can actually eat it.

12 Jan, 2016

 

I managed a little tidying today Steragram. Not too much but it was nice to be outside for a change.

12 Jan, 2016

 

I did make it down to the g'houses but it was much too cold to stay out and the lawns are like a wet soggy sponge, the bottom one is hardly growing but up near the house its really growing madly, will be a nightmare if left for much longer but heighho I should be able to cut it myself this year, really looking forward to that.....I did spot a crocus already flowering whilst outside though...

12 Jan, 2016

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You were brave even looking at the garden for 'jobs to do' today Sue , I ventured as far as the greenhouse which I do everyday I'm astonished at how green the floor is from dripping water and moss stuff growing on the glass / staging ledges it will need a jolly good spring clean this year ...

12 Jan, 2016

 

Hi Sue, I believe it is edible, but never tried it myself, don't think I ever will, Derek.

12 Jan, 2016

 

Amy I feel better now that someone else has the moss on the glass as well, mine looks as though it hasn't been cleaned for years, never had it as bad before...

12 Jan, 2016

 

Lol Derek, its the hairy bit that puts you off isn't it?

Sue its unusual to hear of somebody looking forward to cutting the grass - but I guess we can all understand why you are!! No crocuses showing here yet but the cyclamen are still pretty.

Amy mind you don't slip on all that green stuff!

Yes Linda, I think we've all missed being able to get outside for a bit.

12 Jan, 2016

 

I am amazed that you can cut the grass and so wish I could do mine but as well as being long and straggly it is very, very waterlogged. I can't even walk on it! But I am celebrating too - it stayed dry today (up until about 15 minutes ago)

12 Jan, 2016

 

I don't think I am ready for grass cutting yet. Mine is too wet and we are expecting snow tomorrow. :0/

12 Jan, 2016

 

I put on four layers of clothing and managed about half an hour in the garden today, working from paths as the soil is too wet to stand on. The recycling bin is full of wet leaves, ready to be emptied tomorrow.

12 Jan, 2016

 

I'm raring to go Stera, went for my checkup yesterday and got the all clear from the oncology consultant, he signed me off, I came out on cloud nine.....

12 Jan, 2016

 

Lincs thats AMAZING news you must be on cloud nine!!! I have been locked in my tunnel all week too wet and windy outside to get started on anything...and the ground is so wet its lethal..take care out there ...

13 Jan, 2016

 

We were suppose to get our first snow today, but the wind was so strong, the storm blew clear overhead without a flake to be seen. The icy wind just howled and groaned something out of a nightmare.

13 Jan, 2016

 

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Cloud nine and happy rainbow for you 😊
So very pleased with your news πŸ˜†

Almost sunny here so will venture out I thing, the bird feeders are empty againπŸ“

13 Jan, 2016

 

Hi Sue, yes, that and the 'bitter', I have a very sweet tooth, but even if I hadn't, I don't think I'd fancy munching my way through my weeds, hoeing is much easier, lol, Derek.
Hi Sue, {Lincslass}, so good to hear your news, no wonder you're on cloud nine, Derek.

13 Jan, 2016

 

Brilliant,Lincs, can you hear me cheering?

Lol Derek, might try a tiny bit one of these days just to see...

Andrew, Linda and Gee - I was amazed as well. Some parts do squish when you tread on them but the back one slopes a bit, and we had had two dry days for a wonder. Back to normal now though.I wondered whether the sea was going to be all used up (!) until I remembered its all going into the rivers and round back to the sea again...

13 Jan, 2016

 

Well Steragram I think we should think about building an ark the rain here in South Wales is just relentless πŸ™ƒ Soggy lawn wet patio it's just never ending brollys blown inside out but a glass of red at the end of the day makes me forget about the weather 🍷 Lol

13 Jan, 2016

 

I'll pass on the hairy bitter cress thanks, unless you want lots of doves foot cranesbill(strange cos my garden is soaking wet yet the lawn is full of these things which it's reckoned, prefer dry soils. Also black medic, trefoil, self heal...the list goes on!!!)
I hope to cut my lawn Friday as its been so mild that it's growing like mad but it's been too wet! Hopefully another dry, sunny breezy day tomorrow and Friday!

13 Jan, 2016

 

Fantastic news Lincs.......Kath's post on Facebook now makes sense although I guessed that's what it was. Superb......enjoy being back to hands on gardening!! I'm very pleased for you!

13 Jan, 2016

 

I'm glad you were able to go outside for a while. Sorry to hear about your polythene cloche. I hope you were able to salvage it.

I'll say no thank you to the offer of some Hairy Bittercress. I've already got some :D

13 Jan, 2016

 

Lincs so pleased to hear your good news, such a relief for you...went out and had a look at the garden but too cold to stay out there, OH did some pruning and then came in pretty quickly...

14 Jan, 2016

 

Kidsgran, that's not a bad idea!

Paul at least you have weeds with pretty flowers if they are given the chance, lol. I have self heal and silverweed but not the others.

Shame nobody wants my hairy bittercress. It will just have to go into the barrow when its dry enough to get at it. I liked that little notice that is in Sandra's garden that says Weeds, pick your own...

15 Jan, 2016

 

What a sense of humor she's got. My favorite 'weed' is Creeping Charlie. I saw a hillside covered with it in Central Park. I heard it was edible.

17 Jan, 2016

 

Not heard it called that. I have a small patch under the Viburnum tinus but there's no room for it to get out of hand. ~didn't know it was edlble.

17 Jan, 2016

 

yep - it goes by a number of names.

17 Jan, 2016

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