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  1. See! knew you guys could find better charts for my holiday
  2. You couldn't find a chart that brings it forward to the 13th could you? Arrive at Centreparcs Longleat on the 13th and leave on the 17th. The last 3 years we've had non stop drizzle, or grey skies and nippy and last year came back from Elveden on the glorious Friday 4th May (after a naff few days there) that had office workers leaving early for the bank holiday and took me 4 hours to get home rather than less than 2. Most miffed.
  3. About a mile or so away but nearest gauge to me at Catford ( http://weather.lgfl.org.uk/map.aspx?view=london ) says 34mm and it feels like it. That's a lot of rain, my poor plants, but at least the pond has been topped up. TWO have released early autumn/winter thoughts; http://www.theweatheroutlook.com/twoother/latest.aspx?id=UK+autumn+and+winter+2014%2f15+weather And these guys who ever they are...... http://www.ukweatherforecast.co.uk/uk-winter-201415-weather-forecast-predictions/
  4. At least there shouldn't be any queues!Feel sorry for anyone who's organised an event today, it takes a lot of time and often given free by volunteers to get something organised. Word for the day.....Yuck! No excuse not to catch up on the ironing and housework today.
  5. Thank you, that's a great idea I made one of those at college many moons ago. I'm going to make a mini one next year. Beautiful morning here, shame it's only 10c, but at least it's sunny
  6. Show off! I know how to grow them, I just wanted to see if I could without a greenhouse and a shadyish south facing garden. I have a £1 bet with hubby that I could. I'll do it next year, I've found a better spot and I'll keep the cover on more often. I do like a challenge. I use this site to get outside temps, does anyone know if it's reliable? http://weather.lgfl.org.uk/map.aspx?view=london
  7. Looking daggers at me for growing them outside in the cold. Plenty of flowers but no fruit yet and I think it's too late this year now, so hubby may have won the bet. But there's always next year Are there any autumn forecasts out yet? I've not been able to find any.
  8. Yep and it dumped it's rain on what was, a sunny Sydenham. 15c wearing a fleece and picking blackberries in my garden in the rain. Feels very autumnal for August. I hope there's an Indian summer to look forward to as I'm not ready for wet and windy weather yet.
  9. Hi Lassie Yes I'm fine and pleased 'real life' has calmed down now and I can get back to other important things......like the weather and here! Thank you very much JP for the update. We're all grateful as every I'm sure. I'll advise my son to make Wednesday a 'not to far from tent' type day and after that they'll just have to make the best of it. It's looking nice for them for the next couple of days so that's something I guess.
  10. Evening all. My first quiet and relaxing hour for weeks so I thought I'd pop in to see if the weather is going to be nice for my son and friends who are camping next week and what do I read.........a storm coming! They're off to Epping Forest so I hope it isn't near there at least. And my outside watermelon has it's 1st male flowers out, so the female ones should be out soon and I'll be gutted if they're ruined. I'll have to put a plastic cover over them. Is a storm likely?
  11. 28c in my living room and bedroom. It's going to be a difficult night to sleep again. I'd love a really good storm right now, it would clear the air and drop the temp a bit. But on a positive note my watermelon plant is happy and finally putting on some good growth. Just need it to flower asap so I win my bet with Mr Tadpole, but I do have a great butternut squash crop this year, that's much better than last year.
  12. Loads of thunder and lightening here, and tipping down. Stuck it out in the shed for a while then made a run for it.
  13. Thunder and wet here again today. I'd appreciate it if it could dry out 11am-1pm as I will be out in it otherwise.
  14. Rain and distant T & L here, mum said it looks good coming over the channel from France. She may be old and disabled but she's always loved a storm.
  15. I'm probably out on a limb here, but I love this weather Might have something to do with the fact that I'm a housewife these days. I used to be a grumpy manager in this weather but no more. The upside of being made redundant in 08 and discovering we can scrape by just, on one income. Hubby on the other hand HATES anything over 20c so he's grumpy but I remember what it's like, so I really feel for anyone working in an non airconditioned office / shop / warehouse or outside.Wouldn't it be nice though to have air con bedrooms.........
  16. Promise!? I'm in the wrong bit of London. It's still raining and miserable here
  17. You're in the wrong bit of London. It hasn't stopped here since I got up at 7am. At one point it whilst I was out this morning it was so heavy the road drains couldn't cope. It's wet, damp and miserable.
  18. Been so windy here my pond plants keep blowing over and my squash frame's been swaying so I put some hooks in the fence and tied it to it. Other than the wind it's been quiet pleasant here and I need a dry Sunday please, well at least near Guildford. I'm at my mother in laws on Sunday and don't want to be stuck indoors all day especially as she has a nice large garden so my daughter's dogs can run around. 5 Adults and 2 dogs in a small 2 bed bungalow isn't good. I know I've done it before. I'd like a nice day down at Greatstone too on Saturday as I'm back at mums on the beach again. British beaches are miserable when it's wet. But alas I seem to have rain forecast every day for the next few days. When's the next batch of sunny weather due?
  19. Yes, I watched a big dark cloud go over but dry as a bone here and no rainbows either. It's been very average here after a damp start but I can see blue sky in the distance just in time for sunset. Can I put in a request please for a hot and sunny next Saturday down at Greatstone. It's always nicer going to mums/ the beach if it's hot and sunny.
  20. A big THANK YOU JP, you've just given me my excuse not to go to a boot fair tomorrow with a friend at some daft early hour when I, and normal people, should be asleep, especially on Sundays. She doesn't like going if it's wet
  21. No, you spoke too soon. It's tipping down here but it was dry whilst I was out which I'm grateful for. Might even have a watering can full in my water butt now. It's been empty for weeks.
  22. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Plant-revitalise-Eazifeed-/131089976245 Only it's cheaper at the 99p store if you have one near you Water melons are happier now it's hot but I don't think they liked the cooler nights I forgot to cover them. I've had a lovely time in the garden in the sun. Looks much tidier now but the squashes are trying to take over everything. It's hard to beat a warm summers day pottering in the garden listening to the birds in the trees and watching them in my birdbath and on the feeders. The swifts were out on training flights again, the baby birds look bigger now and my neighbour cats have learned I have a hose at the ready to soak them! It's hot sunny days like this that remind me that the British summer can be nice. Although I'm concerned that the Silver Birch trees behind my garden have their autumn colours already! Autumn can naff off 'till October. It's 24c in the bedroom, I'm off to find my fan.
  23. Thank you so much JP, I really appreciate you taking the time out to do it. I shall now go prepared on Saturday with waterproof shoes and a brolly! After have some nice hot weather for a change I won't grumble about about 1 day's outing in the rain. And the wildlife and trees need it too.
  24. Hope your plants pick up soon. I can't remember the name of it at the mo but there is something I buy 4 sachets for £1 water once a year and the plants seem to thrive even if I have to use rock hard London water. I discovered it during the drought a few years ago. I'll pop to the shed tomorrow and find it. Can't let the weather get in the way of gardening.I picked my 1st outdoor cucumber of the season tonight and the last summer raspberries, both early this year and I have blackberries turning red already! I have the next 2 days free and I'll be in the garden Thank you JP for the updates, much appreciated. Now if it could be dry on Saturday till 3ish I'd be so happy! It can rain after that.I hope all this early fruit and the reports of early autumn behavior of some wildlife doesn't mean an early winter. That won't make for a happy Tadpole
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