Sunday, 14 May 2017

It Rained But Not A Lot

In the early hours of Sunday morning we got our first rainfall of the month.
Temperature & Rainfall Records for May 2017
It was our first rainfall for 15 days which is unusual for us. However, it was only 2.8mm (0.11in) so it's unlikely that such a small amount will have done any more than dampen the top of the soil and we'll still be busy watering the allotment. There is more rain forecast for the coming week, so our watering duties might be coming to an end.

I started erecting our sweet pea supports on Saturday. 
It will be made from our coppiced hazel branches. Pushing the sturdy poles into the ground was difficult. I was using a large dibber made from an old wooden spade handle to push into the ground to make a hole for the poles. However, as the ground is so dry the hole filled back up with dry soil as I was removing the dibber. Once all the uprights are erected they will be braced diagonally and horizontally to make the whole support more rigid. Our sweet peas are almost ready for planting out so it's a job I need to get finished. I don't think Sunday morning's rainfall will have made the ground any easier for erecting hazel poles. 

1 comment:

  1. It's the same in Edinburgh - Some rainfall this weekend but ground bone dry!


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