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Title: If April Showers Bring May Flowers.... What do May Showers Bring?
Post by: CliffordK on 26/05/2011 21:36:11
If April Showers Bring May Flowers....  What do May Showers Bring?
Title: If April Showers Bring May Flowers.... What do May Showers Bring?
Post by: imatfaal on 26/05/2011 21:58:20
Happy gardeners if the reaction in a rainy London this afternoon was anything to go by.
Title: If April Showers Bring May Flowers.... What do May Showers Bring?
Post by: CliffordK on 26/05/2011 23:57:11
I suppose.

I've been trying to set up drip irrigation for everything, but nothing beats a good soaking, and it savings me pumping it from the well.

However, a little sunshine would be helpful too.  I'm still waiting for spring to come.

Wednesday average
49F, 7F below normal.

In the last month or two, perhaps we've had 1 or 2 days above normal.

We have rain in the forecast for:
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, (Maybe Sunday), Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
Title: If April Showers Bring May Flowers.... What do May Showers Bring?
Post by: Geezer on 27/05/2011 06:01:56
It's still @#$%^& snowing on the mountains around here. You can still go skiing if you want to.

Bass is not going to like this.
Title: If April Showers Bring May Flowers.... What do May Showers Bring?
Post by: CliffordK on 27/05/2011 08:54:41
I went up (snow) skiing a couple of weekends ago.
The first time I went out I got pretty badly sunburnt.
The next trip, I had suntan lotion.  It was about 60F or so out.  Quite nice, I must say for skiing.  There were a couple of women skiing in bikinis. 

Apparently the ski resorts have troubles getting good spring-time crowds, but you can't beat sunny spring skiing weather.

There is one resort in Oregon where you can ski in July or August if you wish!!!!!!!!!
Title: If April Showers Bring May Flowers.... What do May Showers Bring?
Post by: Karen W. on 27/05/2011 21:36:28
Thats cool.. Its been raining here evening and early mornings and clearing with sunshine throughout the day! Kind of nice really! One exception is that it clogs up my lawnmower bag cause the grass is too wet!...lol
Title: If April Showers Bring May Flowers.... What do May Showers Bring?
Post by: graham.d on 31/05/2011 12:59:04
If April Showers Bring May Flowers....  What do May Showers Bring?

June Bugs?

See if anyone can go right through the year with this theme :-)
Title: If April Showers Bring May Flowers.... What do May Showers Bring?
Post by: Karen W. on 07/06/2011 10:25:41
Jun-ipers...LOL...LOL..
Title: If April Showers Bring May Flowers.... What do May Showers Bring?
Post by: CliffordK on 07/06/2011 12:55:55
Jun-ipers...LOL...LOL..

I'm not sure about that one...  at least around here the Junipers don't seem to need too many showers, although they certainly need more moisture than what southern Arizona provides.
Title: If April Showers Bring May Flowers.... What do May Showers Bring?
Post by: Don_1 on 14/06/2011 16:57:16
If April Showers Bring May Flowers....  What do May Showers Bring?

Soggy flowers???
Title: If April Showers Bring May Flowers.... What do May Showers Bring?
Post by: Geezer on 14/06/2011 20:26:20
Not if they got blown away by August of wind.
Title: If April Showers Bring May Flowers.... What do May Showers Bring?
Post by: Don_1 on 15/06/2011 10:24:22
Not if they got blown away by August of wind.

Only if they were punsies pansies.
Title: If April Showers Bring May Flowers.... What do May Showers Bring?
Post by: peppercorn on 15/06/2011 12:01:05
Not if they got blown away by August of wind.

Only if they were punsies pansies.

July noted!
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Post by: Don_1 on 15/06/2011 14:51:30
In a Scotts accent

Och to bear all this responsibilty
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Post by: Geezer on 16/06/2011 00:57:13
I knew a night watchman who had a brazier (no - I said brazier) of hot coals to keep him warm. When he went to work, he schlepped embers with him so he could get his brazier going.
Title: If April Showers Bring May Flowers.... What do May Showers Bring?
Post by: Geezer on 16/06/2011 01:09:44
There's a local brewery near here that started making zero alcohol content ale. Apparently sales have been very unimpressive which may not be very surprising as they decided to call it No Fun Beer.
Title: If April Showers Bring May Flowers.... What do May Showers Bring?
Post by: CliffordK on 16/06/2011 01:57:15
I knew a night watchman who had a brazier (no - I said brazier) of hot coals to keep him warm. When he went to work, he schlepped embers with him so he could get his brazier going.

I do have a foot warmer around here somewhere that you fill with hot coals and then put your feet on it to keep them warm.  I haven't tried it myself as it is probably toxic.


Did we get away from April & May showers?
Title: If April Showers Bring May Flowers.... What do May Showers Bring?
Post by: Don_1 on 16/06/2011 13:24:22

Did we get away from April & May showers?

Not here, we haven't, it's still peein' down.
Title: If April Showers Bring May Flowers.... What do May Showers Bring?
Post by: CliffordK on 24/06/2011 21:07:06
I've been told that one of the milestones for gardening (in the Northwest USA) is to get the Corn:

Knee High by the 4th of July

With a little luck, I may just make that goal this year.
Title: If April Showers Bring May Flowers.... What do May Showers Bring?
Post by: Airthumbs on 26/06/2011 23:57:06
The answer is in the question..... May showers bring life to April flowers  [;D] In June and July the flowers look to the sky, after that they multiply, soon after they simply die!
Title: If April Showers Bring May Flowers.... What do May Showers Bring?
Post by: Karen W. on 27/06/2011 14:32:13
That is a cool post!