Saturday, 13 June 2015

Pollen calendar

Is anyone else suffering with hayfever as DH and I are? Something has just started flowering, and from 2 days ago we've both been miserable. I was doing some searching and I found this fascinating calendar which seems to indicate that we're sensitive to lime tree pollen. And according to the cheerful little titbit at the bottom, a glass of beneficial red wine is not going to help. D'oh.
Pollen in the UKSource: metoffice.gov.uk

ETA: Very interesting. Both of our noses started behaving in a more civilised fashion around the third week in July. According to this chart, that seems to imply that the problem could be lime trees. We haven't got many limes close by, but there are a lot in the park about a mile and a half to the east of us. We've had more winds from the east than usual this year so maybe, just maybe, we've found our answer.

3 comments:

Squirrel x said...

Well would you credit it - I am allergic to all pollen, going by the dates - and we're in a red area. Roll on Christmas. Xx

Nora N. said...

I have hay fever too but it has not been horrible because I don't go outside with the exception of a walk or to water my plants. Otherwise, i cannot breathe!! And due to the cold we had so late into the year, our growing season is behind. Usually our azaleas/rhodadendrums (sp?) bloom in late April and this year they bloomed late May. You should see the pollen caked on our car!! Hope you feel better soon!!

Squirrel said...

Note to self: 2016 has been almost the same for me. C started his a couple of weeks earlier, so grass could be his trouble - however he's been outside cutting it. We have plantain in the lawns too.