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Greeting of Northern California
I’m sorry to say that gardening has been very difficult this past couple of days as we have had temp over 110 F. The only thing to do is to get up very early and water and hope the plants can survive.We are also on water conservation so we are really using our gray water more and more. Now it is going to the plants instead of saving a flush for the toilet.Those of you that have regular rainfall in the summer feel blessed.Happy Gardenning

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Have you read all the blogs on our great British weather? We don't feel very blessed at the moment - pity we can't import some of your sun and warmth and give you some (most!) of our rain. I am trying to think positively, so please spare a minute to read about the rainbow I saw this evening - you might feel better, too! :-)

9 Jul, 2008

 

As Spritz has mentioned the weather has been shocking in the U.K...... Gales, rain, thunder and well over an inch of rain fell on Bristol again today. We have had this awful weather for some time now. In our area the reservoirs are overflowing.Please send us some sunshine!.
We need some flippers!

9 Jul, 2008

 

Oh dear! Now i wish I wasn't coming south for my hols! We've had nothing like that up here in our "neck of the woods". Sorry to hear about it, I thought that last year was a one-off!

9 Jul, 2008

 

I read sum where that because of Global Warming &change in Climate Englands weather is getting Warmer&Wetter ,Have u noticed how warm the day is even when raining?

9 Jul, 2008

 

Well I'm fed up with all the rain and high winds we've been having lately but I prefer it to 110 degrees. I don't think I could cope with that atall. Anything over 27 C and I'm finished !

10 Jul, 2008

 

Hi Blodyn and hi Susanne. When I lived in WA we had hot dry summers and each summer we would be sweltering with 40 and over temps. I agree 110F=43C is pretty hot. But you would certainly die in England as the heat has more humidity. Dry heat is more easily tolerated, provided you are not sitting in the sun. I had my second child in 110F heat, can you believe? Most plants can adapt to that heat as you plant to the environment. You wouldn't grow tulips in that heat e.g. But water restrictions are a pain and most Northern European countries really have no idea what it implies. In places like S.California and Australia as a whole we have to learn to use water wisely. Always water early in the morning or late at night, handwater plants. I know that the whole of Perth for instance has all yellow lawns, because there just isn't enough water for sprinkling. We were lucky on the farm where we had dams. Blody it sounds funny to me when you say anything over 27C and you're finished, when I only then begin to thew out, LOL.

10 Jul, 2008

 

I supose I'm not used to high temps Marguerite. If it goes above the high 20s C I get headaches and I tend to feel depressed aswell. I prefer it on the mild side. It's the same in winter. We don't get servere cold here but sometimes it falls to -1 or maybe -2 C for a night or two. Then I get these headaches again and start to feel melancholly. ( by the way, I'm not in England ) : D

10 Jul, 2008

 

No tolerance for high heat here. In the 70s (degrees) is about all I need. Here in Michigan we have a great deal of humidity as well, usually starts in the 80's, 9'0's forget it...miserable for this gardener. I don't have an understanding for your celsius? versus our degrees. Could someone explain to me the conversion? Thanks in advance for the enlightenment/education.

10 Jul, 2008

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