The weather over the Easter weekend wasn’t as bad as was forecast except Saturday rained almost all day with torrential rain in the afternoon that had hail in it! As I mentioned on Monday, this time the hail didn’t pass me by. I also said that the tomatoes didn’t seem to have been affected, wrong they are covered with white spots, even the stems where the ice hit them, I’m hoping they will recover but this is an example that a gardener’s life is never an incident free one!
The slope is a sea of poppies, Eschscholzia californica and European poppies, so not so different from last week. The poppies weren’t too damaged by the hail as they close when there is no sun, but some were shredded, they just don’t stand out because there are so many.
Iris germanica ‘Jane Philips’ is just beginning to bloom; luckily she wasn’t open on Saturday.
What’s the weather like where you are? Do your plants regularly suffer damage from extreme weather conditions? Snow, ice, heavy rain, drought, all can cause us gardeners problems. Have a good week.