Monday, 7 June 2010

Welcome rain

Note for Sunday 6th
Today was our wettest day since the end of March. The garden and plot will appreciate the rain it always seems to beat any amount of watering.
From 02 Weather 2010
On the plot our broad beans are in flower so hopefully the rain has come at a good time for them.
From 02 Weather 2010

Note for Saturday 5th
BBQ weather
We made the most of good weather and had a BBQ on the plot with our plot neighbours. It did cloud over at lunchtime but cleared up mid afternoon to give another fine dry day.
The weather continues to bring the roses into flower. Elmshorn is the second of our roses into flower.
From 02 Weather 2010

Note for Friday 4th
More sun
More or less a repeat of yesterday. In the evening it clouded over and threatened rain but it never arrived.
Potatoes caught by the frost are now recovering well. These are Sarpo Mira a blight resistant variety which certainly survived the blight last year when all other potatoes succumbed. Just a little weeding required.
From 02 Weather 2010

Note for Thursday 3rd
Summer’s back
It was another very nice summer’s day today. I’m gradually updating my weather station information. Today was the first full day of recording sunshine amounts. The amounts will be added to the daily charts at the moment.
Meteorologically June is the start of summer and our rose Jacqueline du Pré is out to welcome its arrival.
From 02 Weather 2010

Note for Wednesday 2nd
More like it!
After a dull and dreary day yesterday it was more like summer today. It was sunny most of the day and pleasantly warm with just a gentle breeze.
Ferns in the garden are growing well despite the dry weather.
From 02 Weather 2010

Note for Tuesday 1st
Dull and damp
Today was a repeat of last Saturday. It was cloudy all day with spells of drizzle or light rain, I’m not sure of the difference, but in the end just 1.4mm of rainfall. The poor weather gave me the chance to tidy up the records for May and add them to our web site. The details can be found by clicking here.
In the greenhouse it’s good growing weather. I sowed some 2 year old alpine strawberries (Mignonette) seed on the 18th May. As it was old seed I sprinkled it rather thickly expecting poor germination. It’s not the case and the seed has germinated well. Tiny fingers will be needed to prick it out!
From 02 Weather 2010

Note for Monday 31st
The month has given us some highs and lows but it went out on a very average note. Temperatures were around average and some sunshine made it a pleasant enough day. It was obvious on the plot though that the 5mm or so of rainfall on Saturday had done little to ease the dry conditions.
Our strawberries are now protected with straw and all that we need now are some ripe strawberries. I think we will need to be patient for a couple of weeks longer.
From 02 Weather 2010



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