Posted: 28/05/2016 at 08:36
Hmmm - family 'stuff' means we've not yet been able to plant our Amelanchier - (multi-stemmed around 7ft tall). Shall we plant it this weekend, water it well until we leave on Thursday and hope it doesn't dry out ...........or water it and leave it in it's container in a very shady and protected spot until we return on the 12th?
Mer Office forecast for the relevant period is
"... Cloud and outbreaks of rain, some heavy and thundery are likely to still be affecting England and Wales during Wednesday and Thursday, but will gradually move south to be replaced by sunshine and heavy showers. Scotland and Northern Ireland however should be mostly dry with variable amounts of cloud. In the sunnier spells it will feel warm, especially in the west, but North Sea coasts are likely to be rather cool, especially in the brisk northeasterly wind. Thereafter most parts should see a good deal of dry weather, but also some showers, these most likely across the south. Northern and western parts will most likely see the driest, sunniest and warmest conditions, while elsewhere may see the fine weather broken up by some cloudier, cooler days with rain at times...."