Before and after the storm

While much of the UK has been bathed in sunshine (!!!or so I understand), central Italy is experiencing weather!!!!! Continue reading

Advertisements

A walk around the spring garden, but what’s missing?

Regular follows of my posts may wonder why I haven’t been posting every day to show you the development of my treasured wisteria.  Usually it is in full flower by the end of March and here we are in the middle of April and still I haven’t shared any images with you. Continue reading

March in My Hesperides Garden – in like a lion

And it looks like it is OUT like a lion too!!  The end of February we had snow and freezing winds that did quite a lot of damage to the garden including burning the leaves of the olives which have lost more leaves than I’ve ever seen happen before, I don’t know if this will effect the crop for this year but certainly the trees will be weakened by the lack of leaves. The buds on the wisteria were just beginning to swell but the wind and minus 8°C temperatures have burnt them you so that although there may be some later flowers, I won’t have the wonderful display of previous years. But not everything is doom and despair in the garden this month. Continue reading

Greenhouse news – February 2018

It is probably almost a year since I last wrote about the greenhouse; as I have mentioned before it is too hot inside to use the greenhouse in summer even with shade netting fixed outside.  I have left the shade netting on even in winter as on a sunny day, even in winter, temperatures can rise too high for good growth. Continue reading

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