Monday, 8 May 2017

Allotment On Hold For A Few Days

We don't seem to be able to shake off this persistently cool dry weather with a cold north easterly breeze. The lack of rainfall means that our seeds and young plants in the allotment need regular watering. It's rather odd watering when the weather's cold and not very pleasant. We could do some more planting out as our new perennials are ready and waiting in the cold frame.
However, it's much easier to keep them watered at home than if they're planted out in the allotment so I'm planning to delay planting them for this week until we get some rain. If the current forecasts turn out to be correct that should be on Friday.
The graphic shows that if the forecast turns out to be correct we can expect some decent rainfall on Friday. The temperature is forecast to remain on the cool side so I think our perennials will be OK for another week.

On Sunday we visited Hodsock Priory to see the bluebells.
When we visited to see the snowdrop in February I thought that there were lots of snowdrops but I think that there's even more bluebells. The rest of the garden was open for us to have a nosy around too.
If you'd like to see more of the bluebells you might like to watch a video of our walk through the bluebells woods by clicking here.


  1. Yeah, I have to hold on planting out seedlings, too, but for the opposite reason. It's usually too hot. Put out some melon seedlings when it was in the 80s last week. Then too cold. 47F last night. Cool for us and for melons. Mountains nearby got heavy snow. But, Martyn, where would we be without the vagaries of weather? Bored, that's what! Weird weather makes life interesting, doesn't it?

  2. It sounds like very nice weather! Beautiful temperate flowers everywhere that we can't have it here! ;)


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