Saturday, 23 March 2013

Too damned cold

It seems that every year, for the last few years, we've been setting new records in Britain. Whether its the coldest month, the wettest, the warmest or the driest. It just goes to show that climate change is a thing.

Its currently 23rd of March. A month that is typically about 9 or 10 degrees celcius, and yet at the moment, daytime temperatures are barely above freezing and its snowing. Its now officially the coldest March in 50 years and in just 1 week's time, the clocks go forward an hour for the start of British summer time, yet it might as well be the middle of January.

Because of this, I have turned my greenhouse heater on. I wanted my plants to have a good natural dormancy over the winter, but this is too damned long for winter and given the fact that some of my plants have started showing the first signs of life, I dont want to risk them getting too cold. At least I can rest a little easier with the heater on as it means the temperatures in the greenhouse will remain above freezing.

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