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Re: Weather warning
« Reply #45 on: March 30, 2010, 19:28 »
Its my birthday at the start of April and there have been a few years where I have celebrated with a snowball fight although that was "up north" not here in Devon.

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Re: Weather warning
« Reply #46 on: March 30, 2010, 19:31 »
I am so pleased that I did not get taken in by the good weather two weeks ago, as we have had sleet, snow, gales for the last 24 hours and an emergency severe weather warning has just been issued with up to 45 cm of snow possible.
Today in the Times, there was confirmation that the end of March is well known for severe cold weather, not only in  the UK but across Europe as well.
There are many ancient folklore tales about the likelihood of extreme cold at the end of March. There is the rhyme :- March borrowed from April, Three days and they were ill, The first was Snow and sleet, The next was cold and wet, The third was such a freeze, The birds' nests were stuck to trees.
There is also meteorological evidence for this pattern. So do not get caught out next year!
'In like a lamb. Out like a Lion.'

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Re: Weather warning
« Reply #47 on: March 30, 2010, 19:38 »
Cloches out. Heater on, and fingers crossed

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Re: Weather warning
« Reply #48 on: March 30, 2010, 21:26 »
My local forecast is that it's going to pss.............pss, erm.............persistantly rain for the next ten days.  :lol:
I've been thinking of ordering 50 tons of prime english oak. Has anyone got a copy of the plans for the Ark.......................?  :)

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Re: Weather warning
« Reply #49 on: March 30, 2010, 22:22 »
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'In like a lamb. Out like a Lion.'

I much prefer that in the right order...........but it's not working this year is it??  :(
Lesley x
I'm not good, I'm not bad - I'm just me, and sometimes I have to apologise for that ;)

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Re: Weather warning
« Reply #50 on: March 31, 2010, 19:10 »
Hi guys,

Im new to this veg growing, do you think it is worth covering my beds for tonight as there is a predicted ground frost here in Kent. I have early spuds in and lots of varoius seeds sown direct over the weekend, nothing above ground yet.

Thanks  :)
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mumofstig

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Re: Weather warning
« Reply #51 on: March 31, 2010, 20:22 »
The spuds will be fine underground....what seeds have you got in already :)

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Re: Weather warning
« Reply #52 on: March 31, 2010, 20:55 »
hi there,
peas, carrots, courgettes, parsnips, brocolli.
We have never grown veg before its really exiting! I fee like a kid when i go down to the plot!

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mumofstig

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Re: Weather warning
« Reply #53 on: March 31, 2010, 21:12 »
Be prepared to lose your courgettes :( It's too cold and too early for them  :ohmy:

If I were you I would start some more in a couple of weeks, but indoors on a windowledge. They can't really go outside till mid may and even then you would have to cover them if we had a late frost :( if you can't sow indoors then IMO do not sow direct until the end of may/beginning  of june..sorry :(

The others will probably be ok where they are, fingers crossed it won't get too bad :)

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Re: Weather warning
« Reply #54 on: March 31, 2010, 21:21 »
Thanks for the advice!

Got lots of seeds left over so it won be the end of the world. My chuck it all in and see what happens approach will need to be refined!

Cheers! :)

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Re: Weather warning
« Reply #55 on: April 05, 2010, 18:36 »
my courgettes are in pots in the greenhouse and are just showing. They will be going outside in about 5 weeks. first early carrots are showing (under cloches) and the sky is darkening -  we are in for a storm!
There's more comfrey here than you can shake a stick at!

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