It has been a week of extremes. The promised rain came in the early hours of Friday morning accompanied by ferocious winds (not forecast) causing some damage (you can read about it here). But Friday afternoon was the real surprise, with hail stones falling like snow but luckily not on My Hesperides Garden, but it was very close.
Then Sunday was gloriously hot, and Monday even hotter, a hat was necessary and even with the hat the back of my neck was slightly burnt as I bent forward planting out some of the larger varieties of tomatoes.
This morning there is bright sunshine making photography difficult; the light was perfect yesterday evening but I like to show you the slope at all times of day and this week it needed to be morning. You will see how the light changes from one image to the next as I am shooting into shadow or bright light.
Rosa banksiae lutescens is growing (surviving) planted directly into the tuffo, I give it no additional water. It is struggling but keeps producing some flowers every year, I should try to find somewhere else for it, so it can thrive.
What is coving the ground in your garden, helping to stop weeds growing? Has spring arrived to stay with you or are you still expecting some surprises?