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Gardeners beware - weather

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OhYouBadBadKitten Mon 22-Apr-13 13:35:40

Quick heads up for keen gardeners, whilst the weather does look set to get warmer for many this week, at the moment it does look like the temps will drop sharply at the end of the week with the risk of frosts by saturday.

If you've got tender stuff in already, youve got just a few days to get some fleece or whatnot to get it all covered on friday night!

bastard weather

SconeInSixtySeconds Mon 22-Apr-13 13:36:26

Thanks for that Kitten.

<stops planting>

OhYouBadBadKitten Mon 22-Apr-13 13:39:56

you are welcome, if things change I'll cancel the 'alert'!

It's not fair! I've got little carrot seedlings germinating. last year they refused to do anything and this year they've decided to co-operate. I'm going to sit out there at night with my hairdryer all night long and keep them warm I reckon!

digerd Tue 23-Apr-13 15:39:39

I just did a short stint at pruning my many dead thin brances of my Kerria Japonica - it has its tiny buds of little pom-pom yellow flowers already and usually blooms in May.
Soon afterwards back indoors, my hamstrings of my gammy leg are killing me. Did 2 hours last weekend and no damage shock angry.

ChippingInLovesSpring Wed 24-Apr-13 20:11:00

Digerd sad Hope it eases soon!

OYBBK - poor little things, good job you love them smile

Do you have any updates for the weather in (southern) Wales from Friday to Monday - still can't decide whether to go or not?

unebagpipe Wed 24-Apr-13 20:13:33

Nooooo.... :-(
First year of being green fingered. Don't want my poor little cucumber plants/tomato plants/green beans to be ruined!

Ok- will fleece. It'll all be fine (deep breaths). Could I use a couple of handtowels instead?

OhYouBadBadKitten Wed 24-Apr-13 22:29:55

Sent you a message chipping smile

OhYouBadBadKitten Wed 24-Apr-13 22:40:18

Hand towels would be fine if you don't squash them! Just remember to remove them later in the day.

EleanorFarjeon Wed 24-Apr-13 22:44:08

I was just admiring all the new shoots of my new-last-year hydrangea bed which cost me a lot. Please don't let the frost wreck it!

ChippingInLovesSpring Thu 25-Apr-13 01:31:10

Thank you smile We are going to go so hopefully the rain wont be too bad!

Do you think I need to do anything for my baby oak tree - he's still only a tiddly thing mostly due to the neighbours cat eating him last year he's about 20cm and has just sprouted some new greenery.

AThingInYourLife Thu 25-Apr-13 01:49:36

This is all very well, but whom do we complain to?

And what is going to be done about it?

Somebody in weather is not doing their job properly and they must pay.

digerd Thu 25-Apr-13 11:18:17


Min temp in my living room last night was 20.5 - wow, no heating required in the morning for the first time. smile

The air is still fresh, thanks to a fresh breeze, atm.

chipping Getting better slowly, thanks. I will not stretch down with straight knees again, although my other leg was fine confused <wretched ageing process>sad

digerd Thu 25-Apr-13 11:39:10

Just seen the weather in SE for tomorrow on TV and it's supposed to rain in the night - hooray. Just hope it stops in time for little dog's walk.

Just hope we do get it as often we don't. Still haven't got round to mending my hosepipe !

digerd Thu 25-Apr-13 18:08:33


Just looked out the window and no sign of it going to rain tonight.

They did say by midnight. Hope they haven't got it wrong for Thames valley North, as we seem to be the driest part of the country and my garden and pots need rain, please!!

PeneloPeePitstop Thu 25-Apr-13 18:10:26

Oh bloody poosticks. Just spent 2 days planting...

digerd Thu 25-Apr-13 18:17:14

.They said the rain would be finished by morning except lingering longer in SE.

OhYouBadBadKitten Thu 25-Apr-13 20:51:32

We do need the rain, I've emptied a water butt already.

QuintessentialOHara Thu 25-Apr-13 20:53:47

Thank you.
I have lettuce, Coriander, spinach and pumpkins out, along with cornflower and other butterfly happy plants.

digerd Fri 26-Apr-13 06:58:35

Yeah smile. It did rain in the night, but not enough.
And just as the forecast said, we had a reduction in temperature of 8 degrees and went to +8 last night which it still is.
No frost though, suppose that is for tomorrow morning.

digerd Fri 26-Apr-13 07:32:53

Just noticed it's raining atm. We needed more, but had hoped it would pour down in the night and be dry and sunny in the morning < no harm in wishing>

Grumpla Fri 26-Apr-13 08:28:00

Nooooo! My new pear tree is in full bloom!

GloriaSmud Fri 26-Apr-13 09:54:16

We've just had a thundery graupel/hail shower here (Leicester) and it's fascinating to watch how the temperature's dropped ~ was 10.2c 10 minutes ago but it's now 7.2c!

Perihelion Fri 26-Apr-13 15:05:21

Hail in Edinburgh. Was a beautiful blue sky this morning....feels cold again although the thermometer says 9C.

digerd Fri 26-Apr-13 16:06:51


It was lovely, with a refreshing wind 20 minutes ago. As I got with little dog to the fields, saw the dark skies in the north and the wind was coming from that direction too, but we were still in the sun and at the same time it hailed tiny hailstones all over us. Now stopped, at least 5 minutes away at home confused

digerd Fri 26-Apr-13 16:08:37

And sunny again. We had 14 degrees, now 13.

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