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Hi,

Good day to you too Logan; I hope it's a goon un. :)

Gale is trying her best to remove everything from our valley side; why didn't we buy a bungalow at the other side of the valley where it's shielded from these terrific winds; Blackie too is joining in putting down showers so everything is soaking wet outside; for once though I'm not moaning because last year we enjoyed a very rare lovely summer and only a short while ago enjoyed beautiful weather; the rain will be beneficial to the seeds I've broadcast giving them a good start so it's not all bad. :D

Because of the poor weather I've been in the workshop and yesterday fired up the mower after decoking and grinding in the valves as seen here;

https://www.gardening-forums.com/threads/32-year-old-mower.15939/#post-168147

Bad weather won't stop me it just slows me down a bit.

Kind regards, Colin.
 

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Good morning all light rain showers and moderate breeze temp 9 to 11c
Sunrise was 6.25
Sunset 18.10
Still very windy
 

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Hi,

Still windy here too Logan and wet with it.

Two 50g packets of Cornfield Annual flower seeds have just arrived so this wet weather is perfect for them; I'm hoping for masses of assorted wild flowers this year with a garden buzzing with life.

Kind regards, Colin.
 

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Good morning all sunny intervals and moderate breeze temp 11 to 12c
Sunrise was 6.23
Sunset 18.12
Have a good day all
 

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Hi,

Thanks Logan. I was so fed up of the rain and high wind yesterday I decided to get off my backside and do as I wanted in spite of the weather; as I was changing into my workshop clothes Bron said it's pouring down outside so obviously Blackie was waiting for me and his sister Gale was still trying to blow the bungalow away; I had started and come what may the seeds were going to be broadcast. I battled to hold the shed door against the force of Gale whilst I put my wellies on then with shed door secured I went to the top of the mountain; Blackie was having a breather so just Gale trying to blow me over; it was hopeless at first the seeds disappearing in the wind then I thought if you want to play games with me Gale then you can jolly well help me; I went downhill and with my back to the wind tossed a few seeds into the air; WOW this scattered the seeds nicely so I worked across the garden tossing more seeds into the air and I could see where they were landing; with this section new seeded I wandered down to the side garden and repeated it; with luck we'll enjoy two flower meadows this year; I can trim back any excess flowers; the top of the rear garden was laid to grass which was in very poor condition being mostly moss so a couple of years ago I turned the grass under using a spade it being hard graft; I've been over at least five times since using a rotavator so now the soil is wonderful; the soil is actually too good but we'll see what happens; I won't be cutting the grass and the neighbours who've let their millions of dandelions seed into our garden can have meadow flowers in exchange. :)

Showers today but still very windy; I need to wash the car AGAIN.

Kind regards, Colin.
 

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Glad that you sowed your seeds Colin and hope that they'll do well.Your soil should be alright,as long as you haven't put any feed on it. I've got a few Cowslip plants that came from nowhere so i collected some seeds in a tray and they've all come up, got to find somewhere to put them.

Yes showers again for us, going to prick out my marigold seedlings.
 

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Good morning all
Cloudy with a moderate breeze
Temp 9 to 11c
Sunrise was 6.21
Sunset 18.13
Have a good day all
 

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Hi,

Blackie's putting a splash of rain down again which is quite normal; I note Fenay Beck is mentioned in the flood warnings; this beck is well down below us in the valley bottom so we won't be troubled but it's interesting watching water pass us on the way to the beck.

https://www.examinerlive.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/torrential-rain-sparks-flood-warnings-15983231

If we suffer a cloudburst then I've installed flood defences diverting the water to each side of the bungalow where it discharges harmlessly from us; we often see our 5' wide pathway converted into a stream; down the lane it usually pops manhole covers giving huge water fountains that are good for washing under cars as they drive over. We have a flight of steps up into the rear garden and it's very pretty when these are turned into a cascade; it's been terrible here for days with heavy rain and high gusts of wind. We'd much rather live up here exposed to severe weather than down in the valley bottom with risk of flooding.

Kind regards, Colin.
 

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Blowing a gale here, but we've seen how bad it is across the rest of the country, hope everyone's ok :eek:
 

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Good morning all sunny and light winds temp 4 to 9c
Sunrise was 6.16
Sunset 18.17
A bit cold at the moment
Have a good day all
 

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Good morning all light cloud and light breeze temp 7 to 11c
Sunrise was 6.14
Sunset 18.19
Have a good day all
 

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Good morning all light cloud and light breeze temp 10 to 14c
Sunrise was 6.11
Sunset 18.20
Have a good day all
 
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Not to bad a day here. Supposed to get up to 53F (11c) and mostly sunny. Hopefully more of the snow will disappear.
 

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