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Boland
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Someone send some heat my way...please!  The weather has been crazy here...in the past week we went from 4 C high to 23 C the next day, back to 5 C the next then 19 the following and now this past three days have been only 5-9 C again.  Not surprising I have  a cold!

Todd Boland
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Zone 5b
1800 mm precipitation per year

cohan
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Todd wrote:

Someone send some heat my way...please!  The weather has been crazy here...in the past week we went from 4 C high to 23 C the next day, back to 5 C the next then 19 the following and now this past three days have been only 5-9 C again.  Not surprising I have  a cold!

That's nippy! Here was odd, we last had -30 in March, I think, then May was quite warm, no snow! Snow is forecast for many places in western and northern Alberta tomorrow and Sat though!

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

Hoy
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I have had very nice weather the last few days here at our summerhouse. We arrived Wednesday in warm (that is 20+ Celsius) weather and it has stayed that way since :D :D :D
Won't last for long I am afraid. . . .

No I am sitting in the shade of the oak tree (all meals have been here too - even early breakfast) catching up with all the posts with a slow phone internet connection.

Some of the view:

In the early morning the fjord is like a mirror - not the smallest wave disturbs the tranquility. But then some not so noiseless boats approach :(

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

cohan
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Nice view, Trond! I can imagine it does not stay quiet all day with the density of population it looks like there is..

We did not get the snow that was forecast as possible, or if we did, it was mixed with rain overnight and no sign of it... Rain possibility for 6 of the next 7 days, but June is historically the wettest month here--good for agriculture if/when farmers are able to get seeding done in May!

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

Toole
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It's just over a couple of weeks until the shortest day and yet it's forecast to reach 15c this afternoon ,so still quite pleasant here.
What has been noticeable is that night temps have been so mild with only a couple of good frosts so far .....

In saying that there is very little in bloom ---just a few Narcissus and this this lone Gentiana acaulis .(I'll post it here as i don't think there is a thread for 'Sexy Plants') .  ;)

I just love the voluptuous, corseted shape  :-* :-* ;D

Cheers Dave.

Invercargill
Bottom of the South Island New Zealand
Zone 8 maritime climate
1100mm,(40 in),rainfall p.a.
Nil snow cover

Lori S.
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Very nice, Dave.  Isn't it odd that Gentiana acaulis is blooming here and on the other side of the world at the same time, or is it just me??  :D

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

Hoy
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Toole wrote:

It's just over a couple of weeks until the shortest day and yet it's forecast to reach 15c this afternoon ,so still quite pleasant here.
What has been noticeable is that night temps have been so mild with only a couple of good frosts so far .....

In saying that there is very little in bloom ---just a few Narcissus and this this lone Gentiana acaulis .(I'll post it here as i don't think there is a thread for 'Sexy Plants') .   ;)

I just love the voluptuous, corseted shape  :-* :-* ;D

Cheers Dave.

I don't think I'll have Gentians flowering in my garden in 6 months! How is the light level at your place midwinter ???

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

Toole
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Hoy wrote:

I don't think I'll have Gentians flowering in my garden in 6 months! How is the light level at your place midwinter ???

We could do with a bit more sun in the winter Hoy.

The flip side of a sheltered woodland garden is that while frosts can be up to -9c out in the open country side, we are well below that ,(less than -4c), so Datura sanguina and Japanese Banana ,Musa basjoo, (both in pots), continue to grow at this time of the year when placed under partial cover.

On the edge of the bush other 'marginals ' such as the tall Kangaroos paw Anigozanthos flavidus clump up and flower,(yellow/green), without any attention....

Cheers Dave.

Invercargill
Bottom of the South Island New Zealand
Zone 8 maritime climate
1100mm,(40 in),rainfall p.a.
Nil snow cover

Tim Ingram
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At last the dry spring has begun to break and we have had significant rain for a couple of days - nice and persistant today. I'm not sure if it will make much difference to farmers and the wheat crop but any grower must be breathing a sigh of relief.

I've never thought of gentians as being voluptuous before! Now I see them in a different light, and of course they are!! Does this make G. verna 'sylph-like'? I do hope so.

Dr. Timothy John Ingram
Faversham, Kent, UK
I garden in a relatively hot and dry region (for the UK!), with an annual rainfall of around 25", winter lows of -10°C and summer highs of 30°C.
 

cohan
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Heavy downpours night before last, causing localised flooding--especially in the small town of Eckville, 11 miles from here.. lots of water in fields, and yesterday when we were going to town, ditches were full of running water, much like spring run-off, but water was even running over the highway at once junction, something I've never seen...
https://picasaweb.google.com/cactuscactus/July122011WetWetWet

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

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