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gz



Joined: 23 Jan 2009
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Location: Ayrshire, Scotland
PostPosted: Mon May 11, 20 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

We had a light frost here last night..affected neighbour's tatties

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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Location: yes
PostPosted: Mon May 11, 20 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

york has a dome?, all was fairly calm and chilly but nowhere near frost

Shan



Joined: 13 Jan 2009
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Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Tue May 12, 20 6:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Had a frost - quite pleased I strategically arranged the fleece last night.

wellington womble



Joined: 08 Nov 2004
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Location: East Midlands
PostPosted: Wed May 13, 20 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I arranged fleece and thrown Earth on everything else and beat a sharp retreat on Monday. The allotment was FREEZING. I am not going anywhere near it again until the weather remembers it is May, and not November. Even if I do have to paint, with help, in the meantime!

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 20 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

tis odd how warm this is compared to many places

15 miles east can be perhaps 5 c lower in a cold snap

whenever i go over to west yorks i dress for 10 c less and far wetter/windier

the romans were not daft, there are other places as strategically advantaged for a northern capital city but this one has the gentlest weather

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 20 6:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

The wind had come up again yesterday, so it wasn't that warm in the woods. I know what you mean about temperature Dpack; even a couple of miles from us the growing season is a bit longer, and we had a good 2 weeks longer on the coastal plain than we do in the hills.

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 44791
Location: Essex
PostPosted: Thu May 14, 20 8:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Had a couple of frosty nights here. Walnuts'll be regretting it, don't think we'll have nuts this year. Figs and mulberries will also be knocked back.

gz



Joined: 23 Jan 2009
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Location: Ayrshire, Scotland
PostPosted: Thu May 14, 20 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Yet another frosty night here...so clear.
Small plants in the polytunnel being nipped despite protection. Most seem to be surviving well enough. The small brassicas are not happy though, looks like I will have to do another sowing of them.

Nick



Joined: 02 Nov 2004
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Location: Hereford
PostPosted: Thu May 14, 20 9:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Still out in the garden in a T shirt. Chilly, but nowhere near that kind of temperature, even first thing. We're sheltered by a lot of trees, and in the sun, it's positively pleasant.

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 20 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

between 4 and 6 this morning it was minus1 C at the youth hostel 400m away but not frosty here, chilly but not chilly enough to snuff my cucumber

the yard tends to be 4c above the youth hostel weather station in overnight dips as the walls etc are a pretty good heat battery.
they are similar in a prolonged cold snap.

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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Location: Essex
PostPosted: Thu May 14, 20 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Nick wrote:
We're sheltered by a lot of trees, and in the sun, it's positively pleasant.


Obviously v sunny here but at the bottom of a hill so cold air gathers, and it's much more exposed here than your place. Also (v sunny+frosted plant)= mush

Shan



Joined: 13 Jan 2009
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Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Thu May 14, 20 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

We have had frost very night this week. Thank goodness for the fleece.

Slim



Joined: 05 Mar 2006
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Location: New England (In the US of A)
PostPosted: Thu May 14, 20 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Last night was the last frost in the forecast, so hopefully our spring can start progressing. Still no leaves on the trees, but lawn is greening up.
Brassicas, spinach, cilantro and peas (& garlic) have all been ignoring these frosts. More damage coming from the cat walking on top of row cover that I removed today.
Only some plants were covered though they didn't need it.

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
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PostPosted: Fri May 15, 20 7:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Walls do make a good heat sink. At our first house we could dry washing on the line in about 1hour because of reflected heat from the wall of the house.

It has been cold here, but if we had a frost, it wasn't bad. Tahir, frost hollows are difficult if you have delicate plants and trees. In spite of the cold wind, the quince seems to have set a good amount of fruit, so hoping for a good crop this year.

My cousin in Canada is also lamenting spring being late Slim. I think she is envying the 'snow birds' that go to Florida for the winter, although this year I don't think they have been allowed back.

Shan



Joined: 13 Jan 2009
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Location: South Wales
PostPosted: Fri May 15, 20 8:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Slim wrote:
Last night was the last frost in the forecast, so hopefully our spring can start progressing. Still no leaves on the trees, but lawn is greening up.
Brassicas, spinach, cilantro and peas (& garlic) have all been ignoring these frosts. More damage coming from the cat walking on top of row cover that I removed today.
Only some plants were covered though they didn't need it.


I planted some Sugar-snap peas and didn't bother covering them and they don't seem to have minded the frosts at all.

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