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Title: We have rain
Post by: ACE on June 03, 2020, 07:40:14
A very light rain, better than nothing, it will freshen the leaves but it will only take 10 minutes of sunshine to dry it up.
Title: Re: We have rain
Post by: pumpkinlover on June 03, 2020, 07:58:56
The cooler weather will help as well. Phew it's a relief.
Title: Re: We have rain
Post by: ancellsfarmer on June 03, 2020, 08:58:08
A very light rain, better than nothing, it will freshen the leaves but it will only take 10 minutes of sunshine to dry it up.
Now you've told us that, I want some !
Title: Re: We have rain
Post by: Obelixx on June 03, 2020, 09:36:30
None here, not even a dribble forecast but we do have some clouds about so it's a bit cooler and the wind has fnally dropped and swung round to the west.  It's been very wearing - and drying - having a strong north easterly for days on end.
Title: Re: We have rain
Post by: saddad on June 03, 2020, 09:49:56
Vert light at 9, moving to light now... so hoping it will carry on... meant to peak around 2pm so might do some good!
Title: Re: We have rain
Post by: Redalder on June 03, 2020, 14:14:23
I have just sat here in the west Country watching the rain on the radar move down the country and missing us altogether by about 10 Miles!

We have brown grass and struggling veg that I managed to get out of what was left of last year's seed (most of this years seed order never arrived). GRRRR
Title: Re: We have rain
Post by: tricia on June 03, 2020, 15:49:24
You're too far west Redalder! Here in Torbay it's been raining,  albeit lightly, since around 10 am. I don't think it will be enough to replenish my three empty water butts though :BangHead:

Tricia  :wave:
Title: Re: We have rain
Post by: AlanP on June 03, 2020, 16:10:21
Heavy rain overnight here in South Cumbria, guess all the weeds will appear at the allotment now.

Alan
Title: Re: We have rain
Post by: ACE on June 03, 2020, 17:39:22
Better than expected, it has just slowed a bit, enough to do some good and maybe a bit more tonight. Bit parky though.
Title: Re: We have rain
Post by: saddad on June 03, 2020, 17:41:03
Similar.. has rained lightly on and off all day.. now needs to bucket it down for a few hours overnight...
Title: Re: We have rain
Post by: cudsey on June 03, 2020, 18:30:06
It started to rain during the night and continued until about 2 and there was a chilly wind I think more rain is expected here in Sth Yorkshire during the next few days
Title: Re: We have rain
Post by: Paulh on June 03, 2020, 20:32:09
Just a sporadic very light drizzle here, not enough to wet things properly. It should pour on Sunday - our son and daughter who we've not seen since early March are visiting.
Title: Re: We have rain
Post by: Deb P on June 06, 2020, 17:07:16
Very odd weather today, bursts of typhoon like rain, followed by bright sunshine and quite cold winds. Plenty of water on the ground though!!😁
Title: Re: We have rain
Post by: BarriedaleNick on June 06, 2020, 18:32:29
It has just smashed it down here.  Heavy hail and rain just as I left the plot on my bike - great to get a much need soaking but I fear some of the stuff on the plot will have taken a beating. 
Title: Re: We have rain
Post by: tricia on June 06, 2020, 18:41:13
Gloomy, very windy, but not a drop of much needed rain  :BangHead:.

Tricia  :wave:
Title: Re: We have rain
Post by: pumpkinlover on June 07, 2020, 08:05:37
Gloomy, very windy, but not a drop of much needed rain  :BangHead:.

Tricia  :wave:

That's the most frustrating weather pattern when you have already had a hot dry period.
Title: Re: We have rain
Post by: Tiny Clanger on June 07, 2020, 11:31:55
We've had weather more like April than anything else. Sun, wind rain, hail and thunder and lightning.  :blob7:
Title: Re: We have rain
Post by: Obelixx on June 07, 2020, 11:54:02
Forecast for today is dry with cloudy spells.   Started off just so but we've just had a downpour and now it's raining steadily.   Happy Obxx.
Title: Re: We have rain
Post by: ACE on August 14, 2020, 10:21:22
Proper bit of wet stuff this morning, that will lay the dust and freshen the crops up.
Title: Re: We have rain
Post by: Obelixx on August 14, 2020, 11:32:31
And wake up the weeds.  We had our first rain in weeks on Monday and a couple of good downpours since and they've gone mad, especially in the 3 new beds i've been planting up and in the veg plot.

A previous owner planted a campsis next to the well here and it has grown 6' since Monday.   It's in the middle of the drive between the gates and the garage so that's another haircut needed.  On the other hand, the new pear trees, planted ast autumn, and the brassicas, soft fruits and pumpkins are all looking much happier.
Title: Re: We have rain
Post by: Redalder on August 14, 2020, 11:35:47
All week we have been watching the thunder storms ( on radar) come West and veer north over the Bristol Channel within miles of us. On Wednesday we watched one come within about 100 yards of us and miss us, same thing yesterday. We need rain!
Title: Re: We have rain
Post by: Deb P on August 14, 2020, 12:05:00
Dry as a bone here in Derbyshire....
Title: Re: We have rain
Post by: JanG on August 15, 2020, 06:47:45
Dry as a bone in Lincolnshire too. The forecast rain keeps shifting a day later. Now forecast for Sunday. We’ll see. .....
Title: Re: We have rain
Post by: pumpkinlover on August 15, 2020, 08:31:09
Same here I even check in the night if I wake up.
Title: Re: We have rain
Post by: gray1720 on August 15, 2020, 09:19:41
Bizarre - down Sarf (Oxfordshire for me) it's been wet and grim since Wednesday evening, and in Essex my Mum's had 45mm in less than 48 hours.

Apparently it's the 50th anniversary of the Crumlin festival - which ended early after people were going down with exposure in August.
Title: Re: We have rain
Post by: ancellsfarmer on August 15, 2020, 10:11:25
Only 5.8mm month to date here in N E Hants (crondallweather.co.uk), but in dribs and drabs.Mostly evaporated within minutes. No proper thunderstorms, they seem to circumnavigate us. Still a chance for 7pm tonight-heres hoping!
Title: Re: We have rain
Post by: gray1720 on August 15, 2020, 13:30:23
Started lifting spuds today - thoroughly soggy on top but dry as a bone underneath that first half inch.
Title: Re: We have rain
Post by: lezelle on August 15, 2020, 14:09:45
Hi Ya, We live in a dry area admitidly but since the 27th July we have only had 5mm of rain. We had a shower yesterday and today but only got 2.5mm. !0 miles away they got a torrent and suffered some heavy flooding. Scratch the surface here and it's dry as dry can be. Suffering with a bit of scab on tatties and found out dry soil will not help. Oh well never to old to learn. Happy Gardening
Title: Re: We have rain
Post by: tricia on August 15, 2020, 15:37:25
Light rain overnight and on and off all day.  Murky and muggy too. 3rd consecutive day of Blight Watch emails and first signs of blight on my outdoor tomatoes,  :BangHead:! But at least the water butts are no longer empty  :icon_cheers:.

Tricia  :wave:
Title: Re: We have rain
Post by: ancellsfarmer on August 15, 2020, 17:00:02
Started lifting spuds today - thoroughly soggy on top but dry as a bone underneath that first half inch.
Started mine too, main crop and 'covid extras'.
 Having a wider than necessary woodchip central path, decided to plant some surplus Desire' and bury them in composted woodchip/fym/leaf sweepings from last season. The path is lower than the surrounding beds, therefore lies damp. Wow, what a bonus crop they are! Dry on top but very moist at tuber level. They seem to have rooted across the path as well. Next job is to sieve out the entire path of woodchip/any wayward tubers and that material resulting is to be the basis of next years seeding compost. Just to build a steriliser( next winter project).Anybody done it?/got a design ?
Title: Re: We have rain
Post by: saddad on August 15, 2020, 20:50:02
Had rain... but spitting at the ground would probably have had more impact!
Title: Re: We have rain
Post by: JanG on August 16, 2020, 06:59:36
Here at last a minor deluge.
Timed perfectly to coincide with my son and his family coming to camp for the weekend in the garden. A wet barbecue was enjoyed by all!
Title: Re: We have rain
Post by: lezelle on August 16, 2020, 20:28:06
Hi All, I had to tempt fate. No rain for a while it made up for it this afternoon with a thunder storm that gave us close to 2" in 45 minutes. Quite a deluge and has left some clearing up to do. Amazing,
Title: Re: We have rain
Post by: saddad on August 17, 2020, 09:13:11
Well it  certainly rained last night... I'll be giving the water butts a good inspection today to see how much..
Should make it easier to lift the spuds.. not the easiest job with a couple of fractured ribs!
Title: Re: We have rain
Post by: pumpkinlover on August 17, 2020, 12:47:43
Did it stay dry for the open day saddad?
Title: Re: We have rain
Post by: ACE on August 21, 2020, 11:55:06
I did not get wet today, but a bit windswept and interesting.
Title: Re: We have rain
Post by: saddad on August 21, 2020, 15:46:48
Got both ACE, but I've never been described as windswept and interesting.... time yet I suppose!
It did stay dry for the Open Day, but has made up for it since! Next Open Day Sunday 6th of September.
Title: Re: We have rain
Post by: JanG on August 21, 2020, 18:22:23
Gale force here today. 50km/hr with gusts of up to 80km/hr. Beans took a real battering and we had to do a lot of emergency post driving and lashing of wigwams. Sweetcorn plants horizontal too. Calming down slightly now which is quite a relief.
Title: Re: We have rain
Post by: gray1720 on August 22, 2020, 09:30:48
I've had the wind too, as has the garden! One of my wigwams has fallen over (TBH it's been wonky ever since I put it up) and one of my outdoor tomatoes has gone over as well as the  cane has snapped, but it could have been worse. Annoyingly, the outdoor toms are now wildly overwatered and are splitting like hell. Ah wedll, they're for home consumption, not show!
Title: Re: We have rain
Post by: saddad on August 23, 2020, 15:28:35
Lost a few Sunflowers and Minipop Sweetcorn... but the squash and bean frames stood up OK.