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
The RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2017
My first ever visit to the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show was in 2008, it was a bus trip, and it took hours to get there, and it rained……lots.
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’.
A look at the New RHS Chatsworth Flower Show 2017
The Grounds of Chatsworth House
The first ever RHS Chatsworth Flower Show took place earlier this month, from 7-11th of June 2017.
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 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’