Snow at Easter, No Sloes, All Global Warming's Fault
Graeme Proctor, from Crown Nursery in Suffolk, said the weather had not been good for sloes for the last two summers.
He said: "Because last year's summer was very bad, it meant the fruit bud initiation on which this year's crop would grow was very poor. This led to fewer flower buds this spring. When they did flower the weather was very hot, in the 70s, followed by snow for a couple of weeks in April, which killed them off. If the fruit can't set it simply withers and drop off. "
He blamed climate change for the bad weather.
He added: "For that reason [climate change], it's been a bad year for all stone fruit including plums. It's all down to global warming."
As I was saying:
Snow and Storms at Easter in Europe.
I don't care if the colonials and Texans are frore, that the Balkans are blanketed and the Siamese shivering, this bloody cold snap here is serious, a crisis. Send help! The Blackthorn was lured into flower by the empty promises of globular warming and a balmy zephyr and now the buds are being frozen. No blackthorn flowers, no fruit, no sloes, no sloe gin - now if that isn't a crisis I don't know what is, and what is the Government doing about it? Trying to drop the temperature even more, bastards.