May 2022

Gardeners are weather watchers. For them it can be too cold, too hot, too wet or too dry and always something to worry about. So I didn’t need the Met Men to report that we had had the coldest, wettest winter ever this year. The garden is still recovering and looking back through date-stamped photos we are about three weeks later than usual, but catching up fast! Over the past few years we have had April heat waves when the temperatures have pushed 30C, way too high for that time of year for the emerging buds and flowers. The result of that was that citrus flowers and tiny fruits were burned off before they got going. Last winter all the rain we had that soaked the ground encouraged growth everywhere and this year we are able to enjoy many more flowers on the trees and in the flower beds, as well as masses of verdant weeds!. 

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