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Drip drip drop little April showers


Tuesday 28th April
As I sit here in my nice cosy office (it’s a slow work day as I wait for some more information before I can continue the work I am doing), I look out the window and can see the rain coming down in Leeds, and I hope that it is raining on my allotment further north. We had a good half inch of rain yesterday, and today looks like being just as lovely and wet.

I have a feeling that it not going to be a week of activity on the allotment, but we do so desperately need the rain, I personally will be more than happy to see it.

It may have an effect on my turnips. I have got lots of little holes in the leaves, and I believe that these are caused by flea beetles that like the nice dry weather in April or May (from the reading I have done). I’m not really into spraying so I hope that the rain is going to keep them down. Fingers crossed anyway.

The one thing I really do have to do with the allotment this year is work out how much I spend on the seeds and how much I get for my return, either in weight or pickings. I think it would be nice to know how much the allotment produces over the year. So watch this space (but please don’t hold your breath.

Normal service when I can get on to the plot to do anything.

In the meantime here’s a photo of a lovely double rainbow at the back of the house…

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Fantastic double rainbow...

28 Apr, 2009


yes we do need rain at this time of year. wish the weather would sort itself out - say 3 days sun and 1 day rain but never to rain at the weekend

28 Apr, 2009


Got loads of rain here today and as I couldn't get out to water the plants for a couple of days, I'm glad of it too.

Mind you, I'm not so glad about the weed seedlings sprouting everywhere, lol.

28 Apr, 2009


Rained all day Mon.but lovely until evening Tues.then we had a beaut of a storm,thunder and lightning,hailstones then rain and even more rain I had a river instead of a pathway,shame we never had your lovely rainbow tho.........

29 Apr, 2009


Such a lovely rainbow. Not much rain here but a bit of snow. Otherwise just a rotten icy wind. Hope it warms up soon.

29 Apr, 2009


Nice drop of rain just what we need lovley rainbow to!

29 Apr, 2009


Oooh yes, rain saves my back from lugging watering cans round the garden, lol! Be nice if it rained liquid feed too, lol!!

Lovely pic of the rainbow muddy knees! At this rate, you will be up to mud in your knees, hehe!

29 Apr, 2009

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