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Summer Garden - Scraps & Stitches
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Summer Garden
As dry as it has been in this part of the UK the only things that are really doing well are my Veg and salad plants, as I am out there watering at least twice a day. We haven't had any rain in over a month. My front lawn is looking a little sad hope it will recover once we get some rain.


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I have this small space between my stables and greenhouse, which is a real sun catcher. Thought this year I would try growing some squash in in pots back there. They have done really well even using the trellis I had left up from last year. Thought the weight might bring it down, but it's fine I will grow these again next year are really taste.



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Inside my greenhouse I have Plum Tomato's a Cucumber plant, that's doing really well. The rest are peppers sweet Bell Peppers and some really hot little suckers. Also tucked back in there I thought I would try growing some celery in a tub it's called self whitening celery so you don't have to keep hilling it up to get the nice white celery, it's doing great.


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I also have just standing in tubs outside the greenhouse Potato's and Butternut Squash.


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I have allot of Lavender in the garden for the butterflies and bees it's looking wonderful also at the moment, not that I have watered it to much really.


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We need rain so bad, nothing in the forecast for us today, maybe a 40% chance for Monday. I feel like I'm living back in Saudi, with the constant looking and hoping for rain. The heat has been for us very hot, my conservatory was 115 degree's yesterday only 106 degree's right now.
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andeincascade From: andeincascade Date: July 11th, 2010 01:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hi Janet's house! Oh, these bring back memories!
justmej From: justmej Date: July 11th, 2010 01:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
We did have a good time didn't we.. With the heat I am sleeping in your bed! it's much cooler down stairs..
snailbones From: snailbones Date: July 11th, 2010 01:23 pm (UTC) (Link)


Your veggies look like they're enjoying the heat! I don't know about you, but I'm getting worn out watering - I try to never ever use a hose. Still, I'm getting fab muscles in my arms *g*

justmej From: justmej Date: July 11th, 2010 01:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
As long as they get a drink twice a day there fine. I'm doing allot of carrying buckets,the hose only goes to the greenhouse so I can mist
everything as well. My veg garden across the drive into the paddock, the buckets get a little heavy by the time I get there, my marrows always say thank you by drinking it all up..
snailbones From: snailbones Date: July 11th, 2010 01:47 pm (UTC) (Link)


LOL - another woman with great muscles! *hg*

mairead027 From: mairead027 Date: July 11th, 2010 04:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
Poor front lawn!

I love your house, greenhouse and the rest of the garden. :-) It's so fun growing your own veggies.

I'm must say I'm intrigued by the Saudi story...when, where, why, how long?

justmej From: justmej Date: July 11th, 2010 05:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
When,
We arrived in the September of 1972 into Dhahran Airport we were met by hubby's new boss and he drove us to our new home a place called Ras-Tanura which is a US oil company's camp. The Company is called Aramco
Where,
Ras-Tanura is not to far from Dammam. Was wonderful camp had everything, I loved it there. The camp on the west side we had the Persian Gulf great beach. What's not to love.
Why,
We both wanted to come back to the UK to live, and couldn't afford the move. This way they took all our stuff out to Saudi and when we were ready to leave they shipped all our stuff to the UK.
how long?
I was there till October 1979 we both left at that time. Hubby went back to the Middle East in 1980, but this time working for Honeywell...He had worked for them in Chicago, and hired on with the Brussels office in 1980. They sent he back to The Arab Emirates. Worked there till the mid 90's... When he hired on again with Aramco and we both went back to Saudi in 1996.
Things were changing very fast when I got back so hubby decided he wanted me out of there so he only had himself to worry about. I came home again in 1997. He stayed till 2006 he was the only US citizen working on the off shore rigs at that time. So when a death threat was placed on his bed and he quit...
mairead027 From: mairead027 Date: July 12th, 2010 06:15 am (UTC) (Link)
I have a vague recollection of this story, I might have asked you about it before. Thanks for indulging me again.

Very scary about the threat!
justmej From: justmej Date: July 20th, 2010 03:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
It was for me as well! Him being 40 minutes by hellicopter out in the gulf, and the only American on the rig. I was pleased when he was on dry land again then out of there for good.
bluewolf458 From: bluewolf458 Date: July 11th, 2010 08:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'll do you a swap - some of your sunshine for last night's rain here. July has been... wet. Last night filled some ponds beside one of the nature trails here that have been just about totally dried out after the dry May-June that we had - okay, they're only 2 - 3 feet deep but big enough that we didn't expect them to be filled again overnight!
justmej From: justmej Date: July 20th, 2010 03:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sorry this has taken so long internet problems.
WE have now had just a little rain, not enough to make a puddle.. Weather people keep saying rain for this area but we've not had enough to water the plants properly still having to water every night..
I think you are still getting allot more that most parts of the country. But we know one day it will come..
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