Thursday, 30 May 2013
Coldest spring for 50 years
It's official - we have had the coldest spring for 50 years and the 5th coldest since 2010. The figures from the Met Office have just been reported by the BBC. The effects are still noticable. The hawthorn is just starting to flower. Oak and ash trees are still coming into leaf. Crops have been planted late and we have lost possibly as much as four weeks from the growing season. For us, April in particular was very dry. At least however we are not being visited by the deluge of rain that we had last year.