Sunday, 1 July 2012

You're having a laugh?

Someone's having a laugh, right?  June rainfall totalled out at 151mm, approximately 6 inches.  In truth it could have been more, the little plastic cone is hardly a sophisticated and accurate measuring device and it rained half the night as well (but Hobbit is not dedicated enough to go outside on the stroke of midnight to take a reading).



July's not looking much better - already 5mm in the cone and it's not even 8.00am




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  1. If someone is having a laugh I for one don't see the joke - it's just not funny!

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    1. Nor is it funny that on 1st July I have just put the heating on for an hour and am wearing a fleece and wool waistcoat :{

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  2. July's turning out a dry month for us with no rain at all so far!

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    1. Martyn, behave yourself :} It's barely mid-morning, things have still time to change!

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  3. *whine* We are hot and in drought. Send rain. (In inches, please. My plants don't know nuthin' 'bout no metric.) ;-D

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    1. You're welcome to come and get as much as you like.

      I'm horrified and somewhat embarrassed to note that in mid-June I was pleased it had started to rain because (I quote with shame) "it is just what the garden needed". The first person who says "be careful what you wish for" risks a sharp slap.

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    2. Actually, you might be more appreciative of the rain bounty if only your temps would be more summer-y. Last year we got near 60" of precip with temps in the 80s. My gardens were full and lush and I could have rooted a rock had I planted it. But COLD and wet? You poor dear...

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    3. One day last week the overnight greenhouse temperature was 7.9 degrees C. In Spring we wait for the temp to RISE to seven so we can think about sowing seeds ... sheesh.

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  4. I think 'Sheesh' says it all, among real hills this morning with a walk in mind ,,, the weather dictated otherwise ,,, 14 degrees, cold, windy and raining ,,, AGAIN!

    I don't think it has stopped raining for more than a day since we were declared to be in drought!

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    1. Do you still have a hosepipe ban? I thought last summer was bad when it was so cold but this is worse.

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  5. Hmm, perhaps you should give up on being a gardener and be a fish-keeper instead?

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    1. Why stop at fish Sue, we'll be needing Noah and an Ark soon.

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  6. Grim isn't it! As I type this on 4th July, we have just had another downpour and the forecast is pretty much the same for all of this month too it seems. Never mind Bilbo, better Cumbria in the rain than anywhere else in the sunshine! You know you love it really.

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    1. better Cumbria in the rain than anywhere else
      You're absolutely right m'dear, especially as I have just seen a most interesting cloud inversion over Bassenthwaite and now the entire valley has filled with cloud rolling up the river - it's quite ethereal, very spooky and beautiful and completely impossible to photograph!

      (PS: tried to comment on latest pics of Little One but Google wouldn't let me sign in ... sorry, not ignoring you)

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  7. I haven't got such a high tech water measurer as yours Bilbo...but me barrow's filling up nicely - does that count???
    Still trying to grow stuff in the cold and wet..and failing!
    Still trying to dig out the bottom pond properly ...but it keeps filling up on its own, even without the liner in it!
    Still struggling with me knee, but it'll be better when the schools break up next week (YAY!) and I can actually rest it properly for a bit - 'cos, let's face it, there's not going to be much gardening going on if the Radio 4 long range forecast is correct! :-(

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    1. Ey Up, Nutty, sorry to take so ruddy long to reply to you - hope you got terribly over-long email at the beginning of the week?

      Sorry The Knee is still giving you trouble but hope now schools have broken up you can make some progress, look forward to the updates.

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