Friday, 24 May 2013
Thursday, 23 May 2013
Tuesday, 21 May 2013
Monday continued with warm cloudy weather as the temperature only just failed to make it to 20°C again.
The last week or so of May last year was one of the best spells of summer with May 28 being the hottest day we had all year with a temperature of 82°C. The forecast this year seems for the weather to cool off over the next few days rather than warm up.
Whatever the weather is until the end of May it’s not going to improve the average temperature for the spring months of March, April and May.
Posted by Greenfingers41 at 09:30
Monday, 20 May 2013
As if by magic Sunday was a much better day allowing us to get down to the plot and plant out some broad beans, peas and plant a few more potatoes. It was mostly cloudy all day with a few short sunny breaks in the afternoon but with the temperature making it to 19°C it was very pleasant working on the plot.
Our quince Meeches Prolific is almost into flower on the plot. It’s absolutely loaded with flower buds.
Posted by Greenfingers41 at 09:59
Sunday, 19 May 2013
Saturday, 18 May 2013
After a better day yesterday Friday was back to more like we've become accustomed to. Cloudy and cool all morning with a few brighter spells in the afternoon and a little rain again into the evening.
The rain and wind has given blossom a hard time this spring so that blossom on trees and bushes hasn't lasted very long. It’s a case of hoping that the fruit blossom has lasted long enough for the bees to have done their pollinating work. In the garden our Conference pear blossom is over but the apples are still in flower.
Posted by Greenfingers41 at 10:05
Friday, 17 May 2013
Thursday was dry and bright and feeling much warmer in the sunshine.
There still seems to be talk of frosts on the weather forecasts. I thought I’d look back over the last couple of years for which I've records to see when we had our last frosts. In the end I decided to make a note of the last day in spring when the temperature fell below 0°C and 3°C. Then out of interest I found the corresponding days these temperatures occurred in the autumn and calculated the number of days between each of the dates.
Posted by Greenfingers41 at 09:33
Thursday, 16 May 2013
Wednesday was our wettest day for quite some time with rain continuing from late Tuesday night through to Wednesday lunch time. It did brighten up a little bit in the afternoon. By the time it stopped raining we’d had 15.8mm in the day, more than the whole of April. The last time we've had over 10mm of rain in the day was 09 March 2013 so the rainfall was much needed.
It was also the coldest average daily temperature of the month with a figure of just 7.4°C
Posted by Greenfingers41 at 09:13