Thursday, 20 October 2011

Just a memory now

Wednesday gave us our coldest day of the month. That warm start to October is just a memory now as an autumnal chill has kicked in. The average temperature for the 1st of October was 19°C but today we could only manage a maximum of 11.2°C. 

Our average temperature for Wednesday finished at just 7.2°C. The forecast is for a frost Thursday morning with the cooler weather remaining until the weekend.

With frost anticipated it’s probably time for us to pick our medlars the last of our tree fruit for the year. They will need to be bletted, a technique we have still to master. Bletted to me is just before the fruits begin to rot completely and it’s a fine line between bletted and rotten. I’m sure we ended up with rotten last year.


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