Thursday, 5 October 2017

A Windy Start to October

October has got off to a windy start will gale force winds dominating the weather over the first 5 days of the month.
 Temperature & Wind Speed Records 06 September - 05 October 2017
We'd avoided any really strong winds since the middle of September when the gales brought down our runner beans at the allotment. The winds over the last few days haven't done any damage at home apart from overturning a bird table which the birds won't have been too happy about.
As I looked around the garden this morning after more overnight gales, I didn't find any other damage. I noticed that this allium head had parted company with the rest of the plant. It's a pity as I think the dead heads look attractive and usually last through autumn and into winter.

It's also rained on the first 5 days of the month too which means we've had rainfall on 35 of the last 37 days going back to the end of August. Surprisingly there's no rain forecast for tomorrow (Friday) so maybe we'll get a rare rain free day.


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