Friday, 4 August 2017

Wrong Month's Started

Thursday was windy with the occasional very light shower. Any rain wasn't heavy enough to wet the ground as the showers were quickly blown away in the gale force wind. It certainly wasn't much like an August day in the height of summer.
RSPB - Fairburn Ings
We visited RSPB Fairburn Ings in the afternoon and if you could find somewhere sheltered from the wind in was quite pleasant.

Although we've had un-August like weather to begin the month we have picked the first tomatoes of the summer from our greenhouse at home. As is usual for us these were Sungold which always is the first of our varieties to ripen. 
We are lettuce free at the moment as my successional sowing of lettuce and salad leaves has failed again this year. However, our experiment of trying to grow watercress in our pond has been very successful, in fact too successful, as the watercress is doing its best to take over the pond.
It looks like some will soon have to be pulled out and composted.

The forecast doesn't seem to suggest that summer will be restarting any time soon.


  1. Laughing ... what wouldn't I do to have some cool? some sleep? Well, the time is past to move to Yorkshire, so I just have to endure the heat. Wasn't like that when I was a kid. We put on sweaters at night. hard to imagine these days, though.

    Just looked through your Sledmere album. I'm so glad you put up things like that. It was more than many English gardens very refreshing, exuberant, less mannered, vibrant. I really liked it!

    1. Glad you enjoyed the Sledmere album Jane. It's situated in one of the wetter areas of Yorkshire.

      After a promising start to summer it has fizzled out to be very average. No oppressively hot nights so no sleep problems. Most mornings fresh and cool around 50 F. If only we could swap some hot and cold!!


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