Category Archives: Weather

Thunder and rain at last

It was almost 10pm on Sunday 27 July, and I was out in a sleeveless top watering the Preston Circus Planters. Warm nights have been an unusual feature of the weather in South East England for the past few weeks. … Continue reading

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Overwintering

I visited the station gardens for the first time this new year … 2014. We’ve had yet another very distinct winter: this year, warm, windy and wet, wet, wet.  Many parts of Southern England are suffering again with floods, after … Continue reading

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November seedlings

I wasn’t expecting to be potting up seedlings in November but the basil, parsley and lettuce seeds we planted in August are growing strongly in the greenhouse. Along with the basil, we have some spiky leaved plants: did we get oriental mustard … Continue reading

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Watering and old tights

Currently in the London Road Station garden, water is the obsession. Our water rota seems to be working well, but it’s been hard getting enough water into our raised beds, the shady but dry ornamental garden, our herb planters and … Continue reading

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Mid-May update … cold, wet but progressing

May started with hot weather (finally, up towards 20C) and we were worried again about keeping seedlings out of the sun and plants well watered. We even had the shading up in the greenhouse. The rain started again, though, on … Continue reading

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Compost restores optimism

It’s grey, it’s cold, the temperatures haven’t got above 5C in the last few days and it’s already March. We should be out there enjoying the longer evening light, but it’s freezing – literally. This is wrong, this is depressing … Continue reading

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At last – the season begins

At last, it looks like the gardening season can begin. It was around 8C this afternoon, though colder when I came in at 6pm. But no rain, no icy wind and no snow. We’re already the beginning of March and … Continue reading

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