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Wednesday, 21 July 2021

Heatwave

Just in from watering the greenhouse - for the second time today:



Notwithstanding all the dirt (definitely not an Instagram-ready-photo!) the thermometer had been placed in what I thought was a shady/sheltered part of the greenhouse and this was the temperature at 3.15pm. It is still 86 degrees at nearly 8.00pm although I am not complaining - in pre-Brexit days I would occasionally entertain the fantasy about running away to somewhere with a much warmer climate than West Cumbria. I like warmth, I hate being cold, and I am going to enjoy this whilst it lasts. I do have massive sympathy for anyone working full time, and those who do not have the luxury of a garden. Bag End is big enough that there is always a shady spot to be found, and I have spent all afternoon with my Kindle in one of them.




However you are keeping cool, take care of yourselves.





26 comments:

  1. Ooh that particular spot in your garden looks idyllic! No need to go anywhere. Let's enjoy it while it lasts.

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    1. Thanks m'dear, it is a lovely spot which I have not spent enough time in over the years but I am trying to remedy that now πŸ˜‰

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  2. Fire lit here & struggling to reach the teens lately & yesterday it was 10deg C.
    A little warmth would be nice & some "SUN". We've had the cloudiest year I've ever experienced so far. It would have been nice sitting by the big pond & chilling out. Take care & hugs.

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    1. That does sound chilly Susan. Weather patterns are distrupted all over the world.

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  3. Were you watering the greenhouse itself or the plants in it? We had some rain here this evening sometime between 7 and 8pm, it mustn't have been heavy or prolonged as I had all the windows open and didn't hear a thing. At first I thought my next door neighbour had been spraying his kids with the hosepipe but then realised the whole street was wet.

    There's a bar in Manchester city centre with several small individual greenhouses each with a table for four inside - I wouldn't like to be in one of those in this weather!

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    1. Hi Eunice, watering the big permanent beds.

      Lucky you having a little rain - we are due a change in the weather next week. Knowing my luck it will be torrential and all the new, soft plant growth will get squished 😟

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  4. That's a beautiful place for you to sit and relax, read and enjoy the warmth of the sun. We have a parasol over our table and garden chairs not nearly as nice as your shady place. I've just ordered a doggy paddling pool for Tilly, that's going to be so much fun for her. She loves jumping up and getting soaked with the water from the hosepipe I've been hearing our neighbour's little girl having fun in her paddling pool and so I thought why not for Tilly :-)

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    1. We did just the same for Ollie, but Daisy hated water. If you have an old square of carpet you might want to put that in the bottom to stop her slipping and protect against claws/punctures?

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  5. What a beautiful place to sit. We haven't had the huge heat over here in Suffolk - so it's been really good and I'm enjoying every bit of sun and warmth while its here

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    1. Thanks Sue. We are the same as you, I think - not nearly as hot as the south/south west of the country and it is rather nice.

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  6. Sounds perfect, sitting in the shade, we get lovely shade here but sadle not able to sit outside, enjoy it whilst it last.

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    1. I hope you can still enjoy your garden Marlene, despite the sun 🌞

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  7. What a gorgeous place to sit! Absolute perfection!
    I absolutely love this weather, I don't want it to ever end.
    We both dream of upping stcks and moving to an ancient stone cottage in a Greek mountain village overlooking the Med, one day we'll stop dreaming and do it! xxx

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    1. Portugal for me - or Italy, I don't mind which.

      Italian is a much easier language to get a grip of, but their bureaucracy is (allegedly) worse than Portugal's.

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    2. Festivals friends of ours moved to Portugal a couple of years ago, they're living off-grid and having the best time. x

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    3. why is there no "slightly jealous" emoji??

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  8. What a beautiful patch to sit and read....oh, my heart! Sheer perfection. As to the heat...is it humid, or a dry heat? Whichever it is, I hope you enjoy...with lovely shady bits to sit in, it's not quite too terrible. xo

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    1. Thanks Mel, it has taken years of hard work to get to this point but yes, it's a good sitting spot. Our heat - humid beyond belief but I am lucky in that it doesn't bother me much.

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  9. That looks idyllic, the kind of reading spot I dream of. x

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    1. It is only a dream occasionally! Usually there is either too much gardening to do, or it's raining πŸ˜‚

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  10. A lovely sitting place! We have our gazebo up but have retreated indoors

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    1. I can understood you going inside but I find it cooler outside. Yes, I am strange :-)

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    1. Thanks Anji, it is lovely and sheltered and I often have birds only a couple of feet away - I don't think they realise I am there.

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  12. That looks a delightful spot to sit and relax. I expect there is always something to watch by the pond as well. How you concentrate on reading, when you have such a beautiful garden to gaze at, is beyond me :)
    Enjoy this weather while it lasts. X

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  13. I've spent a lot of time out of Blogland recently too and now I have my brother staying and his wife coming up for August I don't think my Blogland life will improve. Having said that I just read this post and, coincidentally, it is also relatively (I use the word advisedly) here too. It reached 20ΒΊC although the sun meant that even with both ends open the polycarb soared well over 30ΒΊC at one point. You sitooterie [Scots sit-out(pron 'oot')-erie] would be a problem for me. I'd want to sit in it but the garden would always draw me first.

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