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Weather for the week ahead, Brrr!!

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 20:31

Met Office forecast for the UK from next Friday: 

UK Outlook for Friday 2 May 2014 to Sunday 11 May 2014:

Much colder than recent weeks to start with, with a risk of widespread and locally sharp overnight frosts, particularly on Friday night. Also a risk of a few wintry showers, chiefly to high ground in the northeast. Then a fine, largely dry interlude with winds easing for most places over the weekend, before more unsettled weather arrives into the northwest for the new working week. This is expected to gradually move southeastwards, though its progress remains uncertain, with southern areas staying dry for much of the week. As such, the frost risk should gradually reduce from the north as the week progresses. Thereafter, most likely a more unsettled look, particularly for western and northern areas, with near average temperatures, but a risk of colder interludes affecting the north at times.

UK Outlook for Monday 12 May 2014 to Monday 26 May 2014:

Conditions are most probable to be fairly typical for the time of year with no strong signal for any particular weather type to dominate throughout the period. There are likely to be periods of fine and dry weather, interspersed with more unsettled spells with some rain or showers. By day temperatures are most likely to be near average, which at this time of year would leave conditions feeling pleasant in sunshine when winds are light.

Camera Corner

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 20:27
David K wrote (see)

Really nice shots of bluebells and others....Dove, you must feel privileged to live within reach of such lovely countryside.............. 

East Anglia is very special David - those of us who live here are very lucky 


Posted: 27/04/2014 at 20:22

I can't respond to everyone individually - I put it down to being 26 

Plant ID

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 20:20

The leaves look the wrong shape for C. repandum to me - they're usually sort of jagged. 

Cyclamen are notoriously promiscuous .......... 

Plant ID

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 20:14

I've looked in everything I have - and I'm still   there's two different leaf types there - some are like persicum, but not the species, and there's a similarity to cilicium but it's not frost hardy and it's flowering at the wrong time of year, but then this has been a very odd winter and all sorts of things have flowered sooner or later than they usually  do, but my best guess is that the garden has loads of cyclamen coum and hederifolium and there's been some cross-pollination between them and some c. persicum from somewhere ............

What do you think Nut?



Plant ID

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 19:54

Well, they're not hed. or coum ............ I shall look in a book ............ I may be gone some time ........................ 


Posted: 27/04/2014 at 19:51

Wonderful weather here too Verdun - not a drop of rain nor the promised thunderstorms.  Here's a couple of bluebell pics - there's some on Camera Corner too ...


Plant ID

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 19:44

No. 1.  Snakeshed fritillary - a flower of old damp meadows, rare in the wild.

No. 2 is Lathyrus vernus - spring vetchling - a lovely thing. 

No. 3 is Cardamine pratensis also known as Ladies Smock and Cuckoo Flower - another lovely flower of old damp meadows, getting quite rare in the wild. 

You've got some quite special things in your garden - lucky you 



Posted: 27/04/2014 at 19:38

Lots of info re growing rhubarb on this thread 

Hope it helps. 

Camera Corner

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 17:41

The perfume was intoxicating, and as OH said, the colour was so intense it was as if the 'colour balance' was reversed  - wherever you looked the ground was an intense blue and overhead were the browns and greens of the branches.  

We walked for over an hour and were surrounded by bluebells everywhere we looked - I've been to other bluebell woods, but this was the most amazing sight - obviously a really good year for bluebells, and of course the woodland being around 5,000 years old probably helps 

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