Friday, 29 June 2012
Thursday was warm and humid with heavy thundery showers occurring several times during the day. They were very short lived so we didn't experience the flash flooding that other parts of northern England suffered. On a day with very little sunshine we managed to push up the warmest temperature this month as it reached 25.6°C late in the afternoon.
Whoever had thought of nesting in my rain gauge thought better of it and kindly removed all the material that had been placed there. They didn’t replace the cover leaving that for me to do.
So my spare rain gauge has been cleaned out and is now fully operational once again.
I transplanted some more winter brassicas. One tray is cauliflower “Clapton” which I hope will produce some tasty picking in autumn. Most of the seedlings once transplanted have been transferred to my cold frame where they are more at the mercy of ravenous slugs and snails especially in this damp and humid weather.
The seedlings have survived so far but it only needs one attack and most of the plants could be devoured in one night. I’ve still some more seedlings to transplant but I’ll need to set up another tray alongside these first.
Posted by Greenfingers41 at 09:51