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Jun 2, 2012 1:44 AM CST
Name: Julie Kennedy
As the UK and Commonwealth prepare to celebrate the Queens Diamond Jubilee this weekend, we have an extra public holiday - so a 4 day weekend....thanks Ma'am Smiling

In true British style, after nearly 3 weeks of glorious sunshine, the weather has broken today, with temperatures due to halve by tomorrow - pouring rain morning til night.

So many people have been planning street parties and events all across the country - what a shame...and I have nothing but sympathy for the poor people be-decked in their ceremonial uniforms for the parades and pageants. They will be very heavy and soggy by the end of it! ...and thousands of soggy spectators in London Crying

Waterproofs and wellies at the ready Thumbs up
Jun 2, 2012 6:13 AM CST
Name: Doug
Lamoille County, VT
I'm very sorry to hear that the weather will be so terrible for the Queen's Diamond Jubiliee Sad We have the same awful weather here - way below normal temperatures, wind driven rain, and no sun in sight for at least 4-5 days. Not easy to grow Hoyas with weather like that. We will see how many of my plants lose their roots Thumbs down

Jun 2, 2012 7:56 AM CST
Name: Julie Kennedy
It is a shame Doug, we've had temps approaching 30 degrees, its 16 today and due to be 10 by tomorrow. No wonder us Brits are obsessed by the weather Rolling on the floor laughing

I've put the heater on standby in the greenhouse again! I agree that this variation in temperature really plays havoc with watering the hoyas. I'm always really cautious when it's cold, and probably didn't give them enough when it was hot!

However...I have a special bloom open for the first time - and I had to wait nearly as long as a hoya to get it!! (4 years from planting)
My baby pink wisteria:

Thumb of 2012-06-02/JulieK/48a3a0
a close up of the flower:
Thumb of 2012-06-02/JulieK/bc256d
Jun 2, 2012 7:59 AM CST
Name: cindy
Delta, BC,Canada
I also have had the same rainy weather all week long.A few of my hoyas are showing sighs of some sort of fungus on the leaves.I do hope the sun comes back soon.
Julie sorry to hear that the celebrations will have to be carried out in the rain.
Jun 2, 2012 11:06 AM CST
Name: Doug
Lamoille County, VT
Stunning Wisteria Julie - That was worth waiting for I tip my hat to you.
Jun 2, 2012 3:38 PM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
Beautiful Wisteria...yes...and I bet the fragrance is heavenly!!!
Leap. The net will appear.
Jun 2, 2012 5:29 PM CST
Name: mj
Deleon Springs, Fl
Oh my gosh Julie...that is to just die for....gorgeous..........
Jun 2, 2012 7:31 PM CST
Name: Alka
South Florida
Wisteria looks so romantic. Lovey dubby

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