After some light showers for today, the week and beyond look to be cloudy with sunny spells with night-time temperatures around 10C degrees and day-time temperatures between 16-22C degrees with mainly southerly winds.
I can’t tell you how much joy the downpour from heaven, a few nights ago, gave us especially as some plants were looking drunk due to lack of water! The occasion needed to be photographed!
The garden is fairly coming on, the gaps in the borders, due to lost shrubs, have mostly been filled with annuals and plants from our nursery which needed to be planted out. The colours and scents are coming from the Hesperis, (Dame’s rocket) and the Lupins which fill the flower borders at the moment.
A lot of weeding has been done in the last weeks and the last leg is along the new hedge and the strawberry bed. Weeding of the vegetable beds will be a constant task for the coming week or two.
The potatoes are being earthed up and we are looking now for signs of the peas to come through after a poor first sowing germination rate. We had this problem with the peas and beans last year too so we are not sure where we are going wrong. An improvement must be found for the 2022 season. Saying that the carrots have had a great germination this year as last year we had to resow the gaps in the carrots rows!
We keep deadheading the Tulips, some of them have lasted until now and the Camassias too have finished flowering. Edging the lawn and cutting the grass is a weekly task as we cut sections of grass once a week and not the whole grass area all at once.
We are coming to the stage in our garden when we can take time out and enjoy the beauty of the coming changes of flowers and plants. We now find the time to visit other SGS gardens, which you can find online or in the “Yellow Book”, to fill our imagination and make new discoveries of plants and ideas and it is a great day out meeting and revisiting other garden lovers.
It is a special time of year to value the efforts and labour put into your garden, before the coming harvest of fruit and vegetables in a month or two! Enjoy the beauty surrounding you which is filled with birdsong and the humming of insects, what better way to lift ones spirits! If you get the chance have a go and hug a tree and listen and feel the life in your arms!
Happy gardening all!