Summer's coming

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Re: Summer's coming

Post: # 292748Post ina
Mon May 13, 2019 4:52 pm

Weedo wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 10:42 pm
Summers gone - first frost this morning but only light; daytime temps dropping below 20-C. The cold, "lazy" winds are here - they are the ones that are too lazy to blow around you so go straight through
Sounds like our weather! "Heatwave" here - I think it got as high as 17 today...
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Re: Summer's coming

Post: # 292767Post Green Aura
Fri May 24, 2019 6:47 am

Well, outside you'd think the summer's been and gone. It's more like November than May at the minute. Cold, wet and windy.

Indoors, however, is a different story. We've got lush herbs and salad in the hydroponics, tomatoes starting to ripen, buds on the chillies are starting to open and the calamondins are in full flower and smell lovely.

Oh, and the central heating is on. :roll:
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Re: Summer's coming

Post: # 292768Post Flo
Sat May 25, 2019 2:55 pm

It's sort of raining which is good as the high wind and sun has caused drought conditions here. Whether the rain will amount to much or whether it's out hosepipe even so tomorrow is another matter.

If the wind would drop, the summer sun and showers would happen then the allotments would be more willing to look fruitful.

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Re: Summer's coming

Post: # 292769Post Weedo
Sun May 26, 2019 10:50 pm

I think we are having an extended "Auter". Only few days from the "official" start of winter and Autumn is determined to hang on. Some trees have only just turned colour. the roses are madly blooming (should be ready to prune by now) Rhubarb and annual herbs are still acively growing and the early winter brassicas and onions are taking off (hopefully not straight into seeding as some of the feral brassicas are now). Rain is coming on the drip feed system; 2 - 4 mm every few days but enough to at least match the evapotranspiration rate.
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Re: Summer's coming

Post: # 292772Post KathyLauren
Wed May 29, 2019 12:32 am

May so far has been cold and wet. We struggle to get one sunny day in a row. When I was griping about the weather earlier, my wife said not to worry, by the end of May, all the leaves will be out on the trees. NOT!! There are buds everywhere, but their development has been stalled. Almost nothing has open leaves yet.

Our lilac bush, only two years old, was covered in flower buds. It would have been quite a show. But nothing has developed. We think the flower buds will abort due to lack of development. That's what happened last year.

Grrrr! @#$% climate change!

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Re: Summer's coming

Post: # 292778Post Odsox
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:55 am

You know that summer is on it's way when the tomatoes start ripening.
These are Gardener's Ecstasy, new to me, and are the first to ripen out of the other 23 varieties.

The weather over the last month has been reasonable for the way I grow. The wind in the north for most of the time means sunny weather here on the peninsula, but not very warm and with frequent showers. All the greenhouse stuff are quite happy as are the tunnel veg, with the exception of the squash and sweetcorn.
Outside the maincrop peas and potatoes love the cooler weather anyway, and are really looking lush. Unlike this time last year when it was too hot and dry.
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