Tuesday View 28th November 2017 plus a few frosty plants

The promised frost arrived during the night.  I awoke to a sparkling, frosty garden. Continue reading

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Garden bloggers’ Foliage Day – a little colour

Garden bloggers’ Foliage Day – a little colour

Welcome to GBFD; I promised when I said that I wouldn’t be posting every month any more that I would post if I thought there was something worth sharing with you.

I complain most years that there is no autumn colour in my garden except for the Pomegranate, that changes to a lovely buttery yellow each year. Continue reading

Tuesday View 1st August 2017

Opening the door to go into the garden, at the moment, feels very much like when you open the door of the oven when you’re baking bread!!! very hot indeed.  Our forecast tells me that this week we have cyclones arriving from Africa and that temperatures in my part of Italy will most likely be in the range of 41-43°C.  This is hotter than I have ever known since we arrived in late August 2003 (which had itself been a record breaking year for high temperatures.  For this reason I should have photographed my view early this morning; instead I ventured out at 5 pm.  Where my toes touched the gravel through my sandals they felt as if they were being burnt.   Continue reading

Stop press – it rained but then the wind came!!!!!

After writing yesterday that it was unlikely that we would have any rain before September, I awoke to a very cloudy sky and a nice cool breeze.  At about 8 am there were a few drops of rain, but so few that washing I had on the line drying still dried very quickly but then at about 9 am the rain came down in earnest accompanied by thunder and lighting.  It rained steadily for about half an hour, the garden was transformed; mostly I think because all the dust was washed from the foliage it was as if all the plants signed with relief, I know I was energised by the change in temperature, but then……. Continue reading