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A cold wind howlin round the house today and it's just started raining again -- will wait till after lunch time to see if it clears before contemplating a ride.
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Absolutely beautiful, around 25° and light wind; so of course the song of the lawnmower is heard in the land.
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Meanwhile I'm thinking surely there can't be any more rain left up in the sky?
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Cowsham wrote: 13 Apr 2024, 11:17am A cold wind howlin round the house today and it's just started raining again -- will wait till after lunch time to see if it clears before contemplating a ride.
Knew it'd be windy, but wasn't anticipating gale force winds. Literally had remains of a sandwich blown out of my hand, late lunch

But incredibly lucky with the rain, had presumed I'd be soaked for a couple of hours, but somehow, the horrific cloud masses developing this afternoon, literally just skirted past me. Was fantastic, I presumed I'd be soaked, instead found myself witnessing absolutely solid, dark grey formations, whilst remaining in absolutely clear, blue skied terrain
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gbnz wrote: 13 Apr 2024, 8:55pm
Cowsham wrote: 13 Apr 2024, 11:17am A cold wind howlin round the house today and it's just started raining again -- will wait till after lunch time to see if it clears before contemplating a ride.
Knew it'd be windy, but wasn't anticipating gale force winds. Literally had remains of a sandwich blown out of my hand, late lunch

But incredibly lucky with the rain, had presumed I'd be soaked for a couple of hours, but somehow, the horrific cloud masses developing this afternoon, literally just skirted past me. Was fantastic, I presumed I'd be soaked, instead found myself witnessing absolutely solid, dark grey formations, whilst remaining in absolutely clear, blue skied terrain
We have had a dry, overcast day with a gentle breeze, so I managed to prune the rosemary back and take the dog for a good walk. No rain!
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pwa wrote: 13 Apr 2024, 9:26pm We have had a dry, overcast day with a gentle breeze, so I managed to prune the rosemary back and take the dog for a good walk. No rain!
I finally had enough cash to buy a Rosemary specimen, end of December '23. Mine has purely had the tip's to removed, to encourage "bushing" out. May have a BSc Horticulture, formerly member of the Institute of Horticulture, 25+ yr's formerly managing plants !

But both attempts to obtain cuttings when on the bike & root during the past two years and grow from seed, had utterly failed.
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gbnz wrote: 13 Apr 2024, 9:46pm
pwa wrote: 13 Apr 2024, 9:26pm We have had a dry, overcast day with a gentle breeze, so I managed to prune the rosemary back and take the dog for a good walk. No rain!
I finally had enough cash to buy a Rosemary specimen, end of December '23. Mine has purely had the tip's to removed, to encourage "bushing" out. May have a BSc Horticulture, formerly member of the Institute of Horticulture, 25+ yr's formerly managing plants !

But both attempts to obtain cuttings when on the bike & root during the past two years and grow from seed, had utterly failed.
We have three rosemary bushes around the garden, all cuttings from the original. They are getting a bit leggy, so I took a few of the longer cuttings today and pushed them into the soil to get the replacements on the way. We get better than 50% success rate doing that. I reckon I pushed about 10cm into the ground, which should be deep enough to stop them drying out before roots form. The old specimens will probably go next year when the new plantings have grown sufficiently. I use a lot of rosemary in the kitchen.
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gbnz wrote: 13 Apr 2024, 8:55pm
Cowsham wrote: 13 Apr 2024, 11:17am A cold wind howlin round the house today and it's just started raining again -- will wait till after lunch time to see if it clears before contemplating a ride.
Knew it'd be windy, but wasn't anticipating gale force winds. Literally had remains of a sandwich blown out of my hand, late lunch

But incredibly lucky with the rain, had presumed I'd be soaked for a couple of hours, but somehow, the horrific cloud masses developing this afternoon, literally just skirted past me. Was fantastic, I presumed I'd be soaked, instead found myself witnessing absolutely solid, dark grey formations, whilst remaining in absolutely clear, blue skied terrain
Well you've had everything else happen to you so you might as well add " struck by lightning " to the list has anyone ever told you -- you're a chancer.
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Roads are like rivers -- expecting Noah sometime soon
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Icy sleet this morning !
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Centre for the Cotswolds:

It rained last night/early morning and is very windy at the moment.
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Weird, heavy rain to sunshine between 7.30 and 8.30. Strong wind a constant!
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We were walking around Whernside (N Yorks) on Saturday. Tops were meant to be cloudy in the am, with an 80% chance that the cloud would lift in the afternoon, so we walked to the and of the ridge in the morning, watching the occasional cover the hillside and started going up about 1pm.
About 2pm The cloud came down and it started to rain, hard and horizontal. By 2:30 we decided that discretion was the key and started coming down, along with several other parties who had made the top and were looking quite bedraggled. Cloud followed us most of teh way down. Cloud finally lifted about 5:30 but we were safely in the pub by then.
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Hailstones ! -- " Sometimes It Snows In April "
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Several bouts of hailstones here today, 15 miles south of Cambridge.
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