Leaves bought to you by Kalanchoe Rhombopilosa.
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.
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.
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.
I ended last month’s view wishing it would rain… well It did, in bucket fulls, mostly in one or two hard showers.
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.
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.