Hi Valerie & Elena,
Thank you both for your posts, I really appreciate it.
I really am a nervous ninny about these pods especially as they are forecasting frost this week for parts of Yorkshire!
I really couldn't have chosen a worse year weatherwise for learning how to pollinate with the almost constant, unrelenting rain and cloud cover---I really can't remember ever having a year like this one.
It seems to be very localised as well as parts of the south had a really sunny weekend that was hot enough to go to the coast whereas up here it was warm but still no sunshine. Today it is 58f/15c at the moment but forecast to drop to 48f/9c just after midday.
I've never had SAD (seasonal affective disorder) in 'Summer' before!