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About chrisbell-nottheweatherman

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    South Norfolk, 44 m ASL.
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    Motorsport, railway modelling, genealogy, the weather and traditional DE wetshaving.

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    Not a fan of heatstroke.

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  1. chrisbell-nottheweatherman

    Net Weather Gardening Thread

    They might restart this week!
  2. chrisbell-nottheweatherman

    Storm & Convective Discussion - 7th August Onwards

    We've just had a useful shower with more on the way, according to radar.
  3. chrisbell-nottheweatherman

    Storm & Convective Discussion - 7th August Onwards

    Mammatus, surely?
  4. chrisbell-nottheweatherman

    Storm & Convective Discussion - 7th August Onwards

    Can you include your location in your profile, please, so we know where this is?
  5. chrisbell-nottheweatherman

    Storm & Convective Discussion - 7th August Onwards

    Though we haven't had any rain here from those elevated showers, the breeze feels cooler and more pleasant.
  6. chrisbell-nottheweatherman

    Storm & Convective Discussion - 7th August Onwards

    https://www.citycams.tv/en/france/paris-eiffel-tower/
  7. chrisbell-nottheweatherman

    Storm & Convective Discussion - 7th August Onwards

    It'll be welcome, though! Clouding over here - mainly altocumulus and cumulus congestus at present.
  8. chrisbell-nottheweatherman

    Net Weather Gardening Thread

  9. chrisbell-nottheweatherman

    SE and East Anglia general weather discussion 26/03/2018 onwards

    Mind if I use it as a screensaver?
  10. chrisbell-nottheweatherman

    SE and East Anglia general weather discussion 26/03/2018 onwards

    16.8C wet bulb here today, as conpared to nearly 22C yesterday - no wonder it feels much less oppressive.
  11. chrisbell-nottheweatherman

    SE and East Anglia general weather discussion 26/03/2018 onwards

    That Salcombe shot could easily be of somewhere in the Mediterranean!
  12. chrisbell-nottheweatherman

    Net Weather Gardening Thread

    I'm afraid I have a couple of queries and would be grateful for advice, please: Firstly, I'm having problems with a Crested Gentian (G. septemfida) that I was given last year. It's in a large pot with good-quality multi-purpose compost and gets a liquid feed every few weeks and a reasonable amount of water on a daily basis in hot, dry weather. It produced loads of health foliage this spring, and flowered in the sunny position I had it in, but, as the heat increased, the tips of the leaves seemed to go pale brown and wither. We've moved it to a position which is shaded from early afternoon, and I've increased the amount of water I put on it (always after the sun has dropped low enough for it to be in the shade), but it's still not recovering much. Does anyone have any experience with this plant? Secondly, I'm growing garden mint (spearmint) and sage in containers in different parts of the garden, but they both seem badly affected by powdery mildew. I've read so many conflicting ideas online (some say moisten the leaves in dry weather, others say thin the plants to increase air circulation to dry the leaves out), but it means that I can't use the leaves of either as, apparently, it isn't safe to use affected leaves. Does anyone have any thoughts as to which approach I ought to take to sort the problem? I'm going to lift and divide the mint this autumn as it's filled the pot, and I'm going to take one of the sage plants out of the growing trough as I think they're affected by being cramped and by the very sandy, well-drained medium they're currently in (I'm mainly growing lemon thyme in the same trough and it needs very light soil). Thanks!
  13. chrisbell-nottheweatherman

    Net Weather Gardening Thread

    AFAIK, yes, especially in hot weather.
  14. chrisbell-nottheweatherman

    SE and East Anglia general weather discussion 26/03/2018 onwards

    Best wishes for you father. If it's any consolation for you, it was 28C indoors when I was trying to sleep last night.
  15. chrisbell-nottheweatherman

    Convective/Storm Discussion Thread - 1st June onwards

    Cloud has increased here; any chance of a storm as the weakening cold front moves through?
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