Thursday, 29 September 2011
Wednesday was even hotter with the temperature getting up to 26.8°C. In West Yorkshire apparently we’re not in danger of breaking any temperature records as this spell of weather has come at the end of the month. However, should this spell last into the weekend and the start of October who knows!
We decided on a walk around the RSPB reserve at Fairburn Ings in the afternoon. It was pleasant walking around the lake under the shade of the trees and just a gentle breeze blowing.
Most of the trees are still looking very green but a closer look reveals that the leaves are certainly taking on an autumnal tinge.
It's fantastic to have this superb spell of weather but we are going to have yet another dry month. We've only had 50% of the rainfall we would normally expect in September and it doesn't look as though this will change in the next couple of days. This will be our seventh month in a row with below average rainfall. On our drive to Fairburn we noticed that some of the ings were looking a little low on water and one smallish ing was nothing more than mud. More watering will be required on the plot but at least now we can concentrate on our crops that will be over wintering. We've never had a whole growing season where the crops have required regular watering throughout. We often have a dry spell but not one lasting for seven months.
Posted by Greenfingers41 at 10:10