Tuesday, 22 December 2015

It was a bright shiny day after days of gloom, so I went to the plot to survey the damage.  I'd been there 10 minutes and...



...then there was a rainbow and sunshine then there was torrential downpour, all in the space of half an hour.  That's English weather for you...

Went home.

Sunday, 20 December 2015

It snowed a bit last week, but didn't stay...





...but amazingly warm  at the moment.  For the past week the temperature has been in the teens, hovering between 10C and 14C even during the night.  The shops are complaining they cannot sell their coats and boots.
Not exactly shirt sleeve weather as it is quite wet and windy with it and there is very little sun, but better than the usual freezing temps at this time of year.
 Nothing happening at the allotment, the soil is too wet to walk on and nothing much to harvest except a few gone-to-seed leeks, one or two Brussells sprouts and some red cabbages. The parsnips I sowed in a box are so small as to be not worth peeling, so it will be bought veg for Christmas dinner.