The rains came!

Finally, after 6 weeks without decent rain (not counting the pitiful amount that arrived 4 days after the 115mm deluge), and enduring higher than normal temperatures, the dry spell has been broken.   This has been looming tentatively on the weather outlook for weeks, teasing us with its variably as it finds its final position on the forecast.   But even as recently as yesterday morning they … Continue reading The rains came!

Just add water.

This summer has been hot and dry.  The last decent deluge was back in December when I despaired that my young plants would be ruined – stricken with fungal disease before they even got started.  But alas no, they pulled through and went on into the growing season looking great and the garden looked healthy and promising well into the new year.   Not to mention … Continue reading Just add water.