Thursday, 17 May 2012
Wednesday had plenty of sunny intervals again but down on the plot in the afternoon the sunshine disappeared for an hour or so and it really did feel cold in the strong breeze. Still I managed to get the grass cut and tilled those beds cleared of weeds last weeks.
Remember that report forecasting May to be the coldest in 100 years. Well as we’re half way through May I thought I’d have a check and see how that prediction is looking. Unsurprising it’s looking rather good which is bad news for us gardeners but then I guess we all know just how cold the last two months have been.
The record is currently 1996 with an average temperature for the month of 9.1°C. At the midpoint of the month the average is exactly the same at 9.1°C. If we’re lucky though the temperature will warm up a little for the last two weeks and we will not set a new record.
Whilst the nights continue to be as cold as they are the strawberry harvest is on hold as all the flowers are showing black centres from the cold nights indicating that these flowers wont set fruit. The temperature last night fell to 2.8°C so at the moment there is not a let up in the bitterly cold nights.
Posted by Greenfingers41 at 09:54