November

 

Friday 1st

8 to 15 to 12°C. 862Wh. Another very grey day but at least it was milder. Started raining in the evening.

 

Saturday 2nd

10 to 14 to 8°C. 1.47kWh 300W max. 6mm of rain overnight. It was supposed to rain during the day but we seem to be the only place that stayed almost dry though it was very cloudy most of the time.

Started digging over parts of the garden, starting behind the polytunnel but it is very soggy and therefore hard work.

Sunday 3rd

 7 to 13 to 7°C. 3.74kWh 1.2kW max. Sunny morning but more cloudy in the afternoon.

 

Monday 4th

 5 to 9 to 6°C. 3.02kWh 1.2kW max. 2mm of rain overnight then sunny in the morning but with a cold wind. Clouded over by evening.

Finished clearing the area behind the polytunnel and laid two strips of mulching fabric. This will serve as a nursery for the pots of bulbs and winter/spring flowering annuals and after that bags of early potatoes.

 

Tuesday 5th

5 to 11 to 3°C. 725Wh. A very dull day. Cleared in the evening so might be frosty by morning.

Started repotting the bulbs in 7.5L pots starting with tulips.

Wednesday 6th

 2 to 7 to 6°C. 535Wh. Another dull damp day though it only started raining properly late in the evening with 3mm by midnight.

Continued repotting the bulbs. I have ordered some more dwarf narcissi, hyacinths and cyclamen.

 

Thursday 7th

6 to 7 to 6°C. 1.12kWh. Light rain all day with some heavier bursts totalling 22mm.

There is a risk of snow next week so we have started removing the finer nets from the fruit and vegetable cages.

Friday 8th

 4 to 9 to 0°C. 4.76kWh 1.2kW max. Another 2mm of rain during the night but had cleared by morning to a much brighter day though with a cold wind.

Finished removing the fine nets including the big one over the fruit cage. Some of them are rather wet so I have draped them over the stands in the polytunnel to dry before packing them away in their crates till next Spring.

 

Saturday 9th

-2 to 3 to 3°C. 263Wh. Clear overnight with a frosty misty start which turned into a very dull cold day with light sleety rain.

Not a day to be working outside, not even in the polytunnel. Pat did pick the rest of the sweet and hot peppers. Most of the hot peppers go in the freezer.

Sunday 10th

 0 to 7 to 4°C. 4.45kWh 1.2kW max. Another 1mm rain after midnight but then cleared and was frosty by the morning, staying sunny all day but not feeling very warm. More rain is forecast for tomorrow.

I continued to repot the bulbs and Pat swept up leaves from the drive, paths and poplar leaves from the lawn.

Monday 11th

 1 to 7 to 3°C. 2.63kWh 800W max. Frosty start with some sunshine in the morning. Clouded over in the afternoon with showers into the evening. 5mm rain in total.

The ground is completely waterlogged and there are large puddles even with only a short shower. We are at the highest point round here. I feel sorry for those in Yorkshire and Derbyshire struggling as the rivers overflow yet again.

 

Tuesday 12th

2 to 8 to 6°C. 915Wh. A damp drizzly day

Finished potting on the bulbs

 

Wednesday 13th

4 to 7 to 3°C. 2.99kWh 900W max. 2mm rain overnight but cleared by the morning with clear skies and sunshine until mid afternoon. Rain is forecast for tonight and tomorrow but it looks as it will mainly be south and later east of us.

Took advantage of the dry weather to return to cutting back the shrubs and hedges.

Thursday 14th

 4 to 5 to 4°C. 86Wh. Very dull with 6mm drizzly rain and a cold blustery wind.

I think this is probably the most miserable day we have ever had. Even in the middle of winter, except when coverd by snow, the photovoltaics produce more electricity.