Monday arrives again and it is time to join Cathy at Rambling in the garden, where she asks us to fill a vase with material from our own gardens.
I have been amazed at just how much material I have been able to grow in my new cuttings bed; today there was enough to fill the whole house with flowers but rather than confuse I will show you just one of the vases I filled today. Continue reading
Our very strange weather continues! Cool for July, scudding white clouds or just an overcast sky with some sun. We are still sleeping under a duvet – either we’ve become very soft or it really is very much cooler this year often by the end of May the duvet is off! We haven’t had a lot of rain but even just a little IS a lot for this part of central Italy. The garden and the gardener are very happy. My Italian friends and anyone else I speak to aren’t so happy, they feel cheated if the sky isn’t a constant blue from June until September. Continue reading
For the last couple of days I was sure that today’s vase for Cathy at Rambling in the Garden’s meme would contain the deeply magenta Gladioli which have been opening for more than a week; in fact I picked them before really considering anything else partly because they will not last many more days and also because they were planted especially to be picked. Continue reading
The overcast days have continued and there have been more storms; the last rain was early on Monday. But it hasn’t been cloudy all day but the temperatures have been slightly lower than is to be expected during the first week of July. Continue reading