Sunday, 25 August 2013

Typical Holiday Weather

After the heavy rain in the early hours of Saturday the rest of the day was dry, well almost, with the total rainfall notching up another 0.6mm throughout the day. It was dull all day but the rain threatened by the heavy cloud cover never came.

It was the first rainfall of any significance since 28 July. Although we've had lots of showers in August they've never amounted to more than a few millimetres at a time and done nothing more than wet the top of the soil or plant foliage and drying out almost as quickly as they've fallen. In fact this little and often watering is just the way we're always advised by the “experts” not to do watering, but to give plants a good drink and then let them dry out again. Well nature’s chosen little and often this August.

It wasn't a gardening sort of a day with heavy rain threatening so I decided to use up the crumble topping left over from the famous courgette crumble Sue made. I’m not sure how much crumble mix was supposed to be used with the courgettes but Sue only made half the amount suggested in the recipe and I still managed to make four plum crumbles out of the remaining mix.
Rather dull and conventional but very tasty never the less.

Copyright: Original post from A Gardener's Weather Diary author M Garrett


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