After the very high temperatures that we endured in June and July, be prepared for another hot month. According to Cypriot folklore though, the weather should begin to cool down after Maria’s Assumption on August 15, but it will be quite a while until we have some rain to ease the drought in our gardens. Some shrubs may have singed tops, but delay trimming them back until the weather cools and we have some rain to help them recover.
- Gardening in Cyprus
Having a garden in Cyprus is quite different to anywhere else in the world. Cyprus enjoys year round sun with very high summer temperatures and little or no rainfall and what there is comes between November and March.
Snow falls on the Troodos Mountains during the winter and frost can be experienced at elevations of around 300 m and above. Soils can be red clay or sandy and free draining and there is no great depth of soil anywhere so gardening is a real challenge! My name is Patricia Jordan and I lived and gardened in various countries before coming to Cyprus. I would like to share my gardening experiences with you through these pages. Each month there are suggestions of what to do in the garden and which plants are available locally.
Gardening should be a relaxing and enjoyable hobby and so if you have any problems do contact me and I look forward to helping you out.
- Patricia Ann Jordan QEQM
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