… with a few pops of colour thrown in for good measure. It hasn’t been the easiest season so far, however if I stop focusing on what is making it a struggle and look at the big picture. Or take a closer look at the things that aren’t considered superstars of the summer garden, yet are there every year and faultlessly do their thing. On … Continue reading This post is bought to you by the colour green…
It is no surprise in this topsy turvy year that summer is kicking off cold, wet, windy, and miserable. It’s like it didn’t get the memo or it just doesn’t care. I don’t mind a bumbling summer that is bit slow to catch up, but a deliberately nasty season with intentional storms is quite concerning. But the boffins are saying it is going to be … Continue reading Welcome to Summer 2020
I can be a bit forgetful at times, which is why I try to be so good with my plant labels and by writing down what I’ve done at the end of each day. When I’m not using my automatic water distributor and want to perk up one crop I set the alarm on my phone or that garden can be watered rather more than … Continue reading Blast from the past: Summer is a white rabbit.
I will happily close the door on this spring. It has been challenging in more ways than one with its wild and tempestuous ways. Each August I begin to anticipate a ‘calendar perfect’ kind of spring, you know the type – each month is represented with photos of lambs, daffodils, gentle rain and perfect tulips. There is no hint to the wild weather that leave … Continue reading With less than a week until Summer
It is a bit of a shock to wake up a little discombobulated and look out the window and see snow falling. It took me a moment to figure out where I was, then the long 36 hour Monday flashed before my eyes. After a frantic week in the garden, making sure everything was in order and easy care so Hubby the Un-Gardener can look … Continue reading Season Swap.
… well according to the calendar and the lovely image Google has provided when I open a new tab, we are officially in summer. However the boffins seem to have other ideas and have mixed things up. Maybe they have their big forecast book upside down and are trying to plunge us deeper into the seasons we have just emerged from. It is cold and … Continue reading Summer days are here again.
BANG – it’s autumn. It is like someone has just flipped a switch. I woke at my usual time, although admittedly for the last week or so I have been sleeping a little longer, and was shocked to find it dark and cold. This isn’t how it is supposed to be. We are supposed to be easing ourselves into the cooler weather, not confronted with … Continue reading I thought about putting on socks!
Typical! With less than a handful of summer days left – today’s weather was awesome. One of those lovely blue sky days we have been dreaming about for months. The sun was shining, the birds were singing and the cicadas were cicading. I’m not sure if it was a one off or if it will be like it again tomorrow. To be honest I’m too … Continue reading Only four days left.
It was hot yesterday. The kind of heat that leaves you feeling sticky, grumpy and really lethargic. The sky was blue and the wind was far from a cooling breeze as its warmth did nothing to ease the discomfort of the day. But it didn’t start out like that, there was a heavy dew on the grass, unlike a few weeks ago when we awoke … Continue reading Summer can you please come again – I must have been out when you called.
Seriously – I turn around and there is one day left of this first month of the year. The tomatoes are laden and I really need to find the time and energy to get out there, harvest them and then do something with them. I haven’t done such a fabulous job of keeping on top of the zucchinis and I find I have more marrows … Continue reading Where did January go?