This weekly post about the slope is also a good opportunity to give an account of the weather too. It is easy for me to think that the weather is more consistent than it really is, a regular report will help me understand the climate better.
Last week when I wrote, the weather had suddenly become very hot and I admit to slipping into a bit of a depression, imagining that a drought was beginning just like in 2012. But last Thursday at about 7pm, the wind changed direction brought a cooling breeze which has remained until now. It is pleasant to be outside, cool enough to sleep well and even rain is forecast for the next few days; I can breathe again!
On the slope, looking towards the road, Perovskia is bluer than before changing the spectrum of colour away from orange, Panicum “Heavy Metal” adds another blue tint with its upright foliage.
Verbascums are strong verticals, vying with the Cyprus to be the exclamation marks on the slope today.
How is your garden looking today? What’s the temperature? Is it good gardening weather?