Saturday, 29 June 2013
Friday was a strange day with some rain through the morning clearing away by lunchtime. Outside it felt muggy even though there was a strong to almost gale force wind blowing at times. We didn't get the amount of rain I expected from the forecast with just 2.6mm bringing the monthly total up to 26.4mm around half the amount we might expect in June.
Posted by Martyn Garrett at 09:41
Friday, 28 June 2013
Thursday was mostly dull. Light drizzly rain started just after lunchtime and continued into the early evening but produced a total of only 0.8mm of rainfall, hardly enough to wet the top of the soil.
It wasn't too bad though, for finally planting up the plot greenhouse with its summer tomato plants. As the dull weather kept the outside temperature down it wasn't too warm working in the greenhouse out of the drizzle.
Posted by Martyn Garrett at 09:18
Thursday, 27 June 2013
Wednesday was another decent sort of a day until around tea time when dark clouds appeared as though it was going to absolutely tip it down. It never did though.
So with June coming to an end I've had a look at how the month has been doing weather wise. Temperatures look as though they will finish up a little below normal but certainly warmer than last June.
Wednesday, 26 June 2013
Tuesday was the better of the two days with the temperature managing to make it to 20°C with some decent sunny spells. We did have a chilly start to Tuesday with an overnight low of just 8.9°C. Monday was cool and cloudy.
I've at last sorted out our plot greenhouse ready for some tomato plants. It’s a little bit late but I'm hoping for a good late crop.
Posted by Martyn Garrett at 09:09
Monday, 24 June 2013
Sunday, 23 June 2013
Saturday wasn't a very good day for the middle of June. It was breezy with a few heavy showers in the morning although the showers did miss us in the afternoon.
I saw Monty Don making an evil smelling plant food from comfrey on Gardener’s World. I did have a go at this last year but to be honest the evil smell really does put me off. I find using this stuff stomach churning to say the least so last year’s mix finished up on the compost heap and I continued using some liquid seaweed food.
Of course this doesn't mean our supply of comfrey has disappeared so I needed to find a use for a patch which was falling over some of our potatoes.
Saturday, 22 June 2013
We managed it the right way round for a change on Friday as after a dull morning we decided to visit the plot in the afternoon. No sooner had we arrived when the clouds melted away and the sun came out and we had a lovely mild sunny afternoon.
We managed to pick some more strawberries, mostly Marshmarvel with some Flamenco and Alpines thrown in for good measure.
Friday, 21 June 2013
Wednesday, 19 June 2013
The weather wasn't bad for Monday and Tuesday with more sunshine than forecast.
Things are moving on quickly on the plot now. Those potatoes’ flower buds in my last post are now open and one of our other potato varieties, Marfona, is starting to form flower buds too.
Posted by Martyn Garrett at 09:44
Monday, 17 June 2013
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Friday, 7 June 2013
After a dull start to Thursday the sun returned for Thursday afternoon. Although the last few days have been very pleasant through the day we've still had a couple of cold nights with the temperature falling to around 6°C which isn't particularly good for those more tender plants.
Posted by Martyn Garrett at 09:24
Thursday, 6 June 2013
The sun more or less disappeared on Wednesday and only managed to put in an appearance for 50 minutes rather than 10 hours on Tuesday. It was dry and mild though so not too bad a day.
I decided to finish the job I’d started by having a bonfire on Tuesday night and get this part of the plot ready for planting up. The pile of smouldering ash left on Tuesday night had totally burnt away and there wasn't even a pile of ashes to spread around.
Posted by Martyn Garrett at 10:31
Wednesday, 5 June 2013
Another excellent day weather wise with almost unbroken sunshine throughout the day. It’s difficult to locate my sunshine hour measurer somewhere in the garden that doesn't get shade at some part of the day. Tuesday provided a pretty good sunshine trace for most of the day.
Posted by Martyn Garrett at 09:58
Tuesday, 4 June 2013
The fine spell of weather continued on Monday with plenty of sunshine and the temperature reaching 21.8°C in the afternoon.
On the plot we got some more planting out done. Our sweet peas are planted out using more of our coppiced hazel branches for support. I'm hoping these will be strong enough in any gale force winds.
Posted by Martyn Garrett at 09:45
Monday, 3 June 2013
The first two days of June have got the month of to an excellent start with some long sunny spells and feeling warm.
I'm not going to be popular with the bees this week. My overwintered green manure which is a mixture of winter tares and phacelia is flowering well and the bees adore it.
Saturday, 1 June 2013
Friday was sunny and warm a lovely change from the last few days of cool, wet conditions.
Despite the cold weather a little part of the garden looked a little tropical as besides our palm deciding to flower for the first time ever our pot grown gunnera next to the palm is forming a flower too. I’m not sure how such a moisture loving plant is surviving in a pot but it is.