Hupor's Hardy Horticultural Blog

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Post by kata » Sat Jul 06, 2013 9:21 am

Carnage in the garden today; gales have wiped out several trees and torn off tree limbs. My weeping ash has probably wept for the last time.
What a terrible price to pay for your beautiful outlook Steph,
My yaks (rhodies are in full bloom
Gorgeous they are too.

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Rain...nowt but rain...Welcome to Lancashire............ :lol: :lol: :lol:


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Post by huporhaha » Sat Jul 06, 2013 6:07 pm

Thanks Kata - today has been really appalling. Gale force winds have ripped through the garden, cauliflowers ripped up and broad beans flattened in the other half's veggie patch. Rambler roses have been torn from their anchorage and sambucus black lace is broken off. Even the rabbits have taken cover!

Right now, we are sitting in front of the fire with a soggy moggy and a soggy doggie. Not my idea of July at all.

South - - - here we come. I am already choosing the best plants to nurture and keep in the greenhouse in pots ready to transport southwards next year - or the year after - or whenever we sell here.


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Post by flounder » Sat Jul 06, 2013 6:27 pm

You wouldn't have liked today Steph, high twenties and no wind....it was stifling! :lol:
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Re: Hupor's Hardy Horticultural Blog

Post by Steph » Sat Jul 06, 2013 6:53 pm

Sorry to hear your update, your weather does sound quite horrid.
Do you ever get any interest from buyers in your house, I mean would it sell at the right price or is it just no one comes?
You certainly have a better view than any of us!
When you get back south you won't miss the weather but you will miss the space.


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Post by huporhaha » Fri Jul 12, 2013 7:45 pm

Hope to sell sometime next year Steph. 10 years ago, the future looked rosy but since 2008, the economic climate has made the area less popular for all but the mega rich who want an "extra hideaway" or bolthole. The statistics look bleak. The local secondary school serving about 200 square miles has shrunk by a third, the birth rate has slowed to almost zilch whilst three elderly folk have "gone to glory" from the local nursing home and two others from the local community in the last WEEK. Funerals have outnumbered births 8 to 1 in this area for five consecutive years. Another funeral tomorrow - this time - Kay Matheson - the spirited lady who joined forces with 2 men and nicked the Stone of Scone (destiny) from under the throne at Westminster Abbey. My other half used to help her out in latter years. I will walk down the third of a mile to the funeral in the morning - she was quite a character. Gotta get out sooner rather than later though...... :wink:


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Post by huporhaha » Mon Jul 15, 2013 4:06 pm

Meh............'nuff said. Can someone just nudge the jet stream 100 miles north..........cool, very windy and quite wet today. Coat and hat when walking the dog..............my tropicals may be hardy, but they are not that hardy!!!! :evil:


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Post by huporhaha » Tue Jul 23, 2013 3:27 pm

Typical - three fine days and a thunderstorm brewing............. :evil:


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Post by huporhaha » Fri Oct 04, 2013 7:55 pm

Sorry - it has been a very busy year this year - everything has grown phenomenally and I have been working my little socks off all summer - I'll try and put some pics up in the near future................


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Re: Hupor's Hardy Horticultural Blog

Post by huporhaha » Fri Oct 04, 2013 7:59 pm

Not sure why this is appearing in the main forum and not member blogs, but it is a blog...........honest :oops: a late crocosmia.............
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Post by fern Rob » Fri Oct 04, 2013 8:29 pm

I do like Crocosmia, it reminds me of a other plant icon_scratch
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Post by huporhaha » Mon Nov 18, 2013 6:49 pm

Well, winter has arrived - white stuff falling........trying to nurse smaller specimens through the winter as we plan to uproot ourselves in the near future and return to a more hospitable environment.....i.e. south......

I have not been that active on here recently as we have been doing decorating and other stuff prior to putting the property on the market. We will miss this garden but then we can start again further south. :wink:


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Post by Deedee » Mon Nov 18, 2013 6:58 pm

I dont blame you Huporhaha, (moving south) ive just saw the local weather forecast. Jeez.


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Re: Hupor's Hardy Horticultural Blog

Post by Dave Brown » Mon Nov 18, 2013 7:08 pm

You won't exactly get passing trade where you are. How easy is it going to be to sell overwinter? and where darn sarf will you be hoping to go?
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Post by Yorkshire Kris » Mon Nov 18, 2013 8:58 pm

Are you moving proper down south like Northumberland or just further south in Scotland?


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Post by huporhaha » Mon Nov 18, 2013 9:16 pm

Yorkshire Kris wrote:Are you moving proper down south like Northumberland or just further south in Scotland?

As far south a possible Kris..................south coast of England preferably :wink:


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