Rain, wind and s…

Rain

Using greenhouses and polytunnels seems to be all about keeping the weather out – and then letting it back in (or at least the rain). Getting water to thirsty seedlings, not to mention burgeoning tomato plants, can take up a lot of time and energy. So this year it is going to be different
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A combination of capillary matting, seepage hose and rainwater harvesting will make it all work with minimum effort… maybe
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Wind

At an altitude of nearly a thousand feet, on the western side of this island, we are bemused by the number of days where the air is totally calm. But when it blows, it blows.
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Yesterday the starlings were swirled and whirled
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as the north wind did blow
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An old blackthorn, part of an ancient hedgeline
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was flexing its roots in the soil
We had to help before it dropped where it willed
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Snow..?

We have been teased with the promise of snow.
There on the hills
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A few grains sprinkled on the ground
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But as the sun slipped away tonight
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to give way to a magnificent moon
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there is no sign of that real old-time snow.

Meanwhile on DEFRA instructions, the ducks haave moved into the netted vegetable beds.
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They don’t seem to mind
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Pethan eraill yn y tyddyn heddiw:
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