Midland Diary Discussion: 30 November 2010
Started by: Diane Clement
Midland Diary No 35 - An early start to winterGo to latest contribution by Diane Clement, 15 December 2010, 18:29. Go to bottom of this page.
Our snowfall can't compete with those in Scotland and the North East of England but it does look quite pretty.
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No snow at Blackpool, and min temp -3C. I've adopted the coping strategy of putting a couple of buckets of hot water in the greenhouse at night. The laws of thermodynamics are against this having much effect but don't need a big one here. I'm hoping Winter 9/10 killed anything likely to be.
Diane, I just lurve your thermometers! I expect everyone else has them too, but for old fashioned mercury dependent me, do you know who makes them and how much they cost?
John I have several max min thermometers of similar design, i.e with two sensors, so you can measure two temperatures at once. We have one in our kitchen with the probe outside so we can always see the outside temperature, as well as one in each greenhouse with the probe in the sand plunge. I think the last one I got was made by West Meters (not to be confused with Two Wests who made all my staging). This has a clear and simple design and both displays are visble at once. They're available on line and I think some garden centres also stock them. Here's an example:
Thanks Diane, I just have ordered two! They are £11.03 each without postage.
Looks like you bought the last 2 John! Diane's link now goes straight to a 'sorry out of stock' page. Any other sources?