Monday, 21 June 2010

Warm and sunny

Note for Sunday 20th
The weather made a complete turn around today and it was a warm and sunny day. It took a while to warm up but by early afternoon it was a nice June day.
From 02 Weather 2010
Finally our kiwi flowers are starting to open. Any sort of kiwi fruit would be fantastic as it would be our very first fruit. Fingers crossed!

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Note for Saturday 19th
Cool and Cloudy
It was the coldest day of the month with an average temperature of just 11.3°C. It’s the first time since May12th that the average temperature for the day has only reached the average daily minimum. The cloud did thin late afternoon to give a bright if cool end to the day.
We still have lots of plants growing on in our rather untidy nursery plant area at home. Next week is forecast to be fine so hopefully more plants will be transferred to the plot.
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Note for Friday 18th
Mostly cloudy
In contrast to yesterday it remained cloudy and cool today until the middle of the afternoon when the sun broke through. This gave us a pleasant late afternoon and evening.
In the greenhouse our grapes are beginning to look more like bunches of grapes.
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Note for Thursday 17th
Another glorious day
Today turned out to be slightly warmer than Wednesday with dawn to dusk sunshine and a gentle breeze.
The sky around lunchtime was a super clear blue.
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Note for Wednesday 16th
It was a repeat of yesterday but better as following the cold start it turned out to be a glorious June day with un-broken sunshine and a light breeze.
In the greenhouse our grapevine is growing well with a tempting crop of grapes now forming. Despite my best efforts at pruning in an attempt to stop it taking over the entire greenhouse it usually escapes through the open window to do its own thing and spread over the greenhouse roof. Just to be different this year the grapevine has escaped outside whilst the Conference pear tree growing outside has managed to find a way in .
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Note for Wednesday 16th (morning)
Following the 6.6°C overnight last night it was even colder with a low of just 5.7°C at 05:30 Wednesday morning. We are less than a week away from the summer solstice!

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Note for Tuesday 15th
Cold overnight
The temperature fell to just 6.6°C overnight. Somewhere must have been close to a frost. Temperature trace is shown below.
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After the cold start in the morning Tuesday turned out to be a lovely sunny day.
When we arrived at the plot a blackbird was helping itself to our redcurrants which are just starting to ripen. It was time for the netting to come out!
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Note for Monday 14th
Cold and Dull
This week is off to a cold and cloudy start. We had just a drop of overnight rain but dry through the daytime. At the mid point of the month it seems that the early promise of an excellent June is fast disappearing. The mini heat wave for the first few days of the month sent June’s average temperature rocketing to near record levels but the last week has seen the temperatures sink back to average for June. We have had some welcome rain, just about on the average for the month.
Rose Baroness Rothschild is on flower. Pity I can’t blog the perfume of our roses.
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  1. What a beautiful rose, and your plot is looking fabulous, so green. We are heading for drought conditions here and I'm nervously inspecting the weather forecast hoping for some rain

  2. Hi Jome
    Our roses have been very good this year. Perhaps they need a cold winter.
    We are also heading for drought conditions. Virtually no rain in May and half of what we expect in June. It's 29°C today with no forecast of rain next week. At least the fruit is ripening quickly.


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