End of month view of the Garden: End of July 2017.
The beginning of July was hot, sunny and all in all very pleasant with the occasional warm shower of rain.
All very idyllic and perfect growing conditions for all sorts of plants, both ornamentals, and edibles.
Dahlia creme de Cassis
End of Month View of the Garden: End of June 2017
We had 16 consecutive days with no rain, and many of those days were joined by scorching weather and temperatures in the region of 30°c.
Begonia ‘Apricot Shades’.
End of Month View of the Garden:
End of May 2017
I ended last month’s view wishing it would rain… well It did, in bucket fulls, mostly in one or two hard showers.
End of Month View of the Garden: End of February 2017
The weather in February started off quite balanced, and reasonable, but ended with a blast by Storm Doris, who helped herself to several fence panels, and the felt off my shed roof, but did leave me with someone’s tent, 2 parts of a plastic Christmas Tree and an empty shoebox.
End of Month View of the Garden: End of January 2017
The theme of the month was how many different types of weather could be fit into one day.
Mixtures of Fog, Rain, High Winds, Sunshine, more Rain and a Flurry of Snow were included.
Rainfall was 57.9 mm which was surprisingly less than previous years, although it certainly felt like we have received more.
End of Month View of the Garden: End of December 2016
December started with a cold snap, with intermittent mild days replaced with hard frosts.
The coldest it managed to achieve throughout the month in the garden was – 4.5°C
I’ve not seen any signs of Snowdrops peeping through yet, but I’ve seen plenty of Whitefly still lingering on my Brassicas, this has resulted in me bining the lot. The Brassicas that is, hopefully the Whitefly went with them.
Correa ‘Marian’s Marvel’
November in the Garden
November started much the same as October ended, above average temperatures and dry days.
Above average temperatures, very little rainfall and light winds where the notable hallmarks of October in the garden, temperatures did not dip below 5°C for the month and rainfall totalled 27.9mm of rain whereas October 2015 totaled 64.4mm.
A very dry month was had.
September blazes into Autumn
(Caution, contains Spiders).
Dahlia ‘Bishop of Oxford’
August delivered where previous months merely hinted…
A hot dry start to the month ended with a bit of a splash, and some thunder and some lightning….
In-fact 50% of the total rainfall for the month fell in one night towards the end of the month.