In Monday’s post I mentioned that the weather forecast was for rain but that it was a lovely sunny morning.
I managed to get lots of weeding done; working my way systematically around all the borders; there was a cool wind but it was pleasant.
Monday evening and we had just finished dinner when suddenly it seems someone was outside throwing buckets of water at the windows or maybe someone had grabbed a hose and was force spaying the water against all the windows at once!
Then the wind started; we could hardly hear ourselves speak INSIDE the house. It was terrifying. I’ve encountered a whirlwind (tornado) before but this was worse. I was dreading going into the garden the following morning fearing that all the trees would be blown down and that all the tulips around the garden that were just coming into bud would all be decapitated.
Tuesday was windy all day (55 km per hour strength winds) and Wednesday not much better; but Thursday everything changed, the wind dropped and the sun was strong. When I was driving past one of the temperature displays in town at about 5pm it said that the temperature was 31°C – we haven’t had that kind of temperature since last October! Today was similar but the wind is starting to blow again, but thankfully not quite so hard.
The warm weather has encouraged many flowers to bloom.
I planted more Hyacinths last autumn as the ones I planted 5 years ago return consistently so it seemed worth having more.
The crab apple and the Quince have foliage just beginning to break.
Tonight we’re invited out and I thought it would be nice to take some flowers from the garden as I had such bounty.
I hope your gardening weather is more like today than my Monday, have a great weekend. Do you have violent weather where you live, what weather do you dislike the most?