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Grow Your Own / Re: Frost forecast
« Last post by Snow on Today at 09:24 »
I use quite a few apps/websites and also record them temperature at the allotment and compare. It's in a frost pocket so I tend to take the bbc forecast and subtract 2c from the minimum as a worst case scenario.

Accuweather and Yr are the best two apps I've found for weather so far, Yr is the Norwegian met office app and its good for scottish weather
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Grow Your Own / Re: Frost forecast
« Last post by whaleroad on Today at 09:11 »
My boiler has just broken so I'd say it was almost guaranteed  :)
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Here we have 10C patchy sun and cloud, windy from the North, so the garden is mostly sheltered from the worst gusts.
Overnight in the greenhouse was 4.5C :(

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Grow Your Own / Re: Frost forecast
« Last post by AndyRVTR on Today at 05:40 »
Try 'weather & radar' app at weathersndradar.co.uk I use it daily and it's spot on!
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I think that getting older means bugs and problems take longer to shake. Oh for the Grandson's constitution! That there Covid 19 made him feel slightly off-colour for a whole morning in the pandemic. :)

As for food security, the most worrying thing is the lack of preparedness of our government. They seem oblivious to the potential problem not so far down the road.

Our just-in-time supply lines are very short, which is good practice for a business but if things go wrong we could be in a mess in a couple of weeks. On the other hand, I don't want to be known  as that chap who keeps ranting 'the end is nigh!'
At the moment our personal stocks are low - we've nearly used up the 2020 dried milk we got in case the plague became serious.  :D
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Grow Your Own / Re: Frost forecast
« Last post by AnneB on Yesterday at 21:50 »
Try the BBC or Met Office weather apps.  They give their prediction for your location.   I find the Met Office one more accurate.
I prefer the Met Office too.
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Grow Your Own / Re: Frost forecast
« Last post by Aunt Sally on Yesterday at 21:19 »
Try the BBC or Met Office weather apps.  They give their prediction for your location.   I find the Met Office one more accurate.
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Sorry to hear you are feeling poorly John, I hope that soon changes for the better!

Weather, illness, etc. can be very frustrating when there is a lot to do!  I can sympathize, just hope it changes for you.
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General Gardening / Re: Hot lips
« Last post by jaydig on Yesterday at 20:42 »
We have one in our garden that has been there for some years now, and they do make quite a big plant. I don't know, but perhaps it just needs more room at the roots.  Ours flowers prolifically, and if it's very hot the flowers turn white, then get the red colour back when it cools down a bit.  If you have a longish branch towards the ground they are very easy to propagate by scraping the bark from one side of the branch, then pinning it into the soil. Leave it there until the next year, tug very gently and you will more than likely find it has rooted and you can cut it free and plant another one out. I also wait until all risk of frost has passed and then trim the shrub quite hard, making sure that there are green shoots below where I cut it and it soon grows back again, flowering on growth made in the same season.
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Chatting on the Plot / Re: What’s for tea? 2024
« Last post by mumofstig on Yesterday at 18:48 »
Chicken with Cajun spice plus peas, green beans and a small boiled potato.
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