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
Welcome to GBFD for April. Usually I have decided what aspect of foliage I will write about for my monthly meme where I ask you to think of the foliage in your gardens rather than the flowers. This would seem a big ask in April when our spring gardens are bursting with colour from bulbs and many emerging perennials. Continue reading
Last weekend we walked by Lake Vico, a volcanic lake just south of us. As we were driving I saw a huge tree covered in red berries – surely not a Holly, but yes that’s what it was. I have never seen so many berries on a full size Holly in my life. They say that large numbers of berries mean that the winter will be hard; our forecast has also been predicting that this winter would be colder than average and would begin early. Continue reading
It is windy today, VERY WINDY. It is also the coldest it has been since last winter. At 2 pm it is 4.7°C according to the forecast on my phone. Having just been for a short walk I’m sure that’s right, especially if the wind chill is factored in. The wind speed is between 33 and 44 km/hour; almost all the remaining leaves from the trees in the garden are now on the ground. Continue reading
Yesterday was dull and cloudy all day but today is totally different, the sky is blue and the sun is shining, but it is cold. Our weather in Italy seems to have been unseasonable almost all year. We had a wet spring (May and June), an extra hot July and August, a very wet autumn from September to now. Continue reading
Cathy at Words and Herbs has decided to stop her Tuesday View during the winter, I will continue to show the view but perhaps not every week. Continue reading
A day late due to rain yesterday afternoon when I was about to take the photographs but I’m sure Cathy at Words and Herbs won’t mind.
When I wrote my post for IaVoM there was a terrific storm, enough water fell in a very short time to fill the hollows around the evergreens planted last year, even when I use a hose it is difficult for them to be filled in such a short time; but the storm passed and from 10 am on it was a sunny if slightly chilly day. Continue reading