Monday, 9 May 2011

Even drier Norfolk

Being to the east of England, Norfolk is well used to being slightly colder than the Riviera of the south west counties but, as any visitor to Cornwall will attest, it rains down there and not so up here in England's driest county.

This year East Anglia is reminiscent of a 1930's US dust bowl with, as near as it makes no difference, no rain for over a month. Unseasonable warmth and sunshine has made everything grow too soon as well, but a below zero night time air frost killed not only tender bedding plants and vegetables plants but also normally totally hardy baby ivy leaves. My neighbour's lawn looks like a Wimbledon centre court after two weeks in a drought. Rain, rain, rain please to return England to a green and pleasant land.

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