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Bedraggled Primula After the Snow Melted
Autumn in January (Climate Change Sceptics Take Note)
My Favourite Autumn Colour in January (Tayberry)
   As most of my regular readers will know, My blog posts recently have been, one per week generally speaking, (or rather typing). The 2 main reasons for this have been the continuing naff Winter weather and also, when I've been lucky enough to get down to my plots during a break in the weather, the scenario has been much the same, that of clearing N2 Plot, for this seasons sowing and planting.

Snow Melt
Snow Melting 1 Hour Ago
This week has been yet another none event due to snow covered allotments. I made 1 visit to my plots a couple of days ago, but only because one of my buddies wanted to borrow my wheelbarrow for removing turf from his garden. The snow has almost disappeared here now, after overnight rain, but within the last half hour more is coming down mingled with rain. Now that the snow has melted it is evident that the ground is still waterlogged and any further "gardening" will be on hold for some time, I fear. From my point of view that may be good news as I will be in hospital at least this coming weekend and out of action for a while after that. To compensate for these delays my plans for this year were to sow and plant more veggies in situ, rather than into pots, early, giving me twice as much work. Funny how you miss blog posting, reading and gardening when its not there.

Peeking Through the Snow
Peeking Through the Snow 2 Days Ago
 Speaking of waterlogged ground, remember the almost nationwide flooding before Christmas. Spare a thought for the residents around the Curry Moor, North Curry and East lyng areas of Somerset (Taunton Rurals). Flood warnings are still in place and water is still being pumped from the Somerset levels at a vast rate. As I type heavy snow is again falling here.
Snow Melting
Snow Melting 1 Hour Ago
5 Minutes Ago (Golly Gosh)

There's Always Tomorrow!!


  1. I hope that your hospitalisation goes well and you are soon back home and raring to go.

    1. Thanks Sue, The sooner the better. I hate waiting around and not having something to occupy me, especially down the plot.

  2. Who would have guessed that discussing the weather is our National Obsession...?
    P.S. I liked the story about the Polar Bears! :)

  3. Glad you liked the Polar bear story, at least it was topical. The snow here had gone whilst I was writing this post. Believe it or not we've got 4 inches of it here now at 2200.

  4. You must have it warmer down there as our snow is still exactly the same not a sign of it going which makes life a little difficult. Good luck with the op I am sure everything will be back to normal soon and digging can resume.

    1. Thank you for the good wishes Elaine and I hope things are improving for you. It has been milder here and snowing continuously since 1430 yesterday. It's the wet type of snow which is thawing from underneath but there's still a good 4 inches (10cm) here. A lot of the surrounding areas are clear. It's worse on the Mendip hills and other areas of high ground near here. I think the main problem though, is the still saturated, ground underneath the snow, it will take some drying out for the coming growing season. Should be another good crop of Lettuce though. There's always an up side.

  5. Although not being held back by the snow, I've little or nothing to do in the garden - I don't know that if it's because I can't be bothered or there really is nothing too do :) I'm not spending much time thinking about it.
    I've been spending days on the computer getting some inspiration for next year - far too much inspiration I should add!
    Hope all goes well with your procedure and make a speedy recovery!

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