"Going to start to warm up here, a Chinook by Friday to next Thursday.+ single , maybe double digit temperatures. Almost forgot to put wash in drier, done. All the clothes worn to deal with snow. Have 9 DVD discs from 3 photo albums almost done of…"
"Currenty it is 80f or 28c inside house, and air con is off and doors and windows open. Hotter out side in the sun, I have just come from clipping some hedges and bushes. One was camellia sasanqua, so just about to make a pot of green tea and revive…"
"Wow William 70 degrees on Thursday! Wild temp swings. We warmed up to 40 today but tomorrow it goes down to 20's again. That is new news. I love watching the weather here. Yesterday am the pundits were telling us it would rain all week but they…"
"Keryn I don't get powdery mildew on tomatoes here. If the heat gets above 90 F the flowers won't set and therefore we get no tomatoes. I don't have to paint much here for we got a brick home and not much to paint but the trim. Warming…"
"William, I find tomatoes love the heat.
They get powdery mildew after the Autumn rains here and that kills them. I only ever water the ground for tomatoes not the foliage and make sure no runner are on the ground.
I plant all the soft…"
"Hi all, It has cooled down for while, still about 32c but you can outside and do things. We are still painting the outside of the house. ( The Never ending Story ) So was able to do some house painting, the wind…"
Thanks to all for the welcome. Today is Tuesday, March 5th, and Nashville, Tenn., has been experiencing cold, intermittant rain and snow. Had a brief warm break a few weeks ago and got started on the beds, but Thurs-Sat. promise to be 45-55 degree weather and dry, so hope to get out and set up 3-4 more raised beds. Two-thirds of the backyard is flowers and relaxing area, a third for fruit and vegetables. Planning to grow more vegetables this year, so turning grass space into raised beds. Have a bank of blackberries along the north side of the back yard, and three heavily producing fig trees, with raspberries in between two of the fig trees. Three compost pits form the eastern edge of the vegetable garden, along with an old potting shed that needs to be replaced. Planning to put in couple of connected ponds on the other side of the back yard this year, if I find the time. That side of the yard has a miniature magnolia tree, lots of Hosta varieties, ferns, flowers that reseed themselves, and rooted greenery that bursts forth as soon as spring arrives. Lots to do, but I'm bless, and I love being in the garden. Always feel closer to my God there.