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sean
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 13 5:38 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

We've had a week without rain. It's probably a sign or a portent or something.

Jamanda
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 13 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

sean wrote:
We've had a week without rain. It's probably a sign or a portent or something.


Hopepipe bans

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12Bore



Joined: 15 Jun 2008
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Location: Paddling in the Mersey
PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 13 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

sean wrote:
We've had a week without rain. It's probably a sign or a portent or something.

*Drought warning*

Nick



Joined: 02 Nov 2004
Posts: 34012
Location: Hereford
PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 13 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Jamanda wrote:
sean wrote:
We've had a week without rain. It's probably a sign or a portent or something.


Hopepipe bans


You lot have hope piped in?

Long range forecast is chilly, bright, dry, windlessish. Couldn't be happier.

sean
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 13 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Naturally. Hot, cold and hope taps. Doesn't everybody?

12Bore



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 13 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Nick wrote:
Jamanda wrote:
sean wrote:
We've had a week without rain. It's probably a sign or a portent or something.


Hopepipe bans


You lot have hope piped in?


Chez



Joined: 13 Aug 2006
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Location: The Hive of the Uberbee, Quantock Hills, Somerset
PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 13 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

sean wrote:
You must be such a cheap date.


That's been said before .

Our puddles are slowly disappearing and there is grass coming through the mud. I am starting to hope that I might actually be able to dig a hole in the ground and not have it instantly fill with water.

Treacodactyl
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 13 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

They've been cutting the grass round these parts for a couple of weeks now and I don't think it's rained for over two weeks. (Actually similar to last year IIRC, a very dry spring).

I noticed many of our fruit trees trying to grow, so I've had to nip round and finish the winter pruning.

SandraR



Joined: 22 Oct 2006
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Location: Devon
PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 13 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We've gone from months of rain and mud to hard frost and frozen ground - better- but still no hope of it being warm enough for the grass to grow.

Cathryn



Joined: 16 Jul 2005
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Location: Ceredigion
PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 13 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I was hoping to start digging over the future vegetable plot. I thought it woudl be good exercise and the weather has been lovely. instead I spent the afternoon cleaning out the lambing pens as we had twins born overnight. A little ahead of themselves it has to be said and not at all premature. Not sure how that happened.

I have made the mistake of sitting down before tackling tonight's meal. I might need waking in a minute.

robkb



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 13 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Lawn needs cutting but is still too damp.

Mind you, the drier weather has made the allotment perfect for digging as my back is reminding me this morning.

Nicky Colour it green



Joined: 25 Jun 2007
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Location: Devon, uk
PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 13 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

SandraR wrote:
We've gone from months of rain and mud to hard frost and frozen ground - better- but still no hope of it being warm enough for the grass to grow.


same here - and the sheep are getting a bit miffed about it.

Nick



Joined: 02 Nov 2004
Posts: 34012
Location: Hereford
PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 13 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Aye, I've got cows sitting down for the first time in ages. I don't think it's because it's going to rain, rather than the ground is dry enough for the first time in ever.

Green Rosie



Joined: 13 May 2007
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Location: Calvados, France
PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 13 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Mine was nearly dry enough to mow and then it snowed

gardening-girl



Joined: 25 Feb 2009
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Location: Somerset.
PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 13 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Never mow ours until March.
Residents may moan,but a hard frost after a good cut doesn`t do the lawn much good.

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