Friday 25 July 2014

Glorious weather

After a week in Croatia ('All at sea' on my Miss Cellany blog) we have returned home to equally glorious weather and any number of things to do in the garden.
Gooseberries to pick and to top and tail.
Spuds to harvest - a job for a Murphy!

The dead cherry tree is down,
  the wood cut and split to store and dry.
The various citrus trees are loving this weather.

The 'Meyer' remains the best cropper.
After my gloomy predictions about the pear trees one of them seems to have hung on to a reasonable amount of fruit.
And the cucumbers are rioting in the greenhouse!

My neighbour had quite a task to keep the pots watered while we were away.

( But it will be my turn to water her HUNDREDS of pots when they go on holiday next month!)
It is especially nice to be in the garden at the end of the day. The temperature is comfortable and the light very beautiful.

The stipa grass catches the light and moves gently in the lightest breeze.
I've cut back many of the early summer flowers

but other plants are just coming into their own.

Only the lawn is feeling a bit parched and dry and fed up with all this sunshine!


  1. WOW, WOW, WOW!!! (Look at that garden!)

    And yay, you're back! You mention neighbor, but how does your garden survive so well while you're away?

  2. Rosemary, Your garden is amazing! Everything is looking quite happy! Now I need to hop over and check out your vacation in Croatia. Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs! Bonnie

  3. You have quite a good harvest and even citrus fruits in your garden, really amazing. Your neighbours had indeed quite a job to water all the pots but have I read it correct, you have to water hundreds of pots when they go on vacation???

  4. Wow, your garden looks stunning! I especially love the part with the stipa grass. You could have some of our rain, if you like :o) ... it's a bit too much and unfortunately there are some flooded areas here in Switzerland.
    Have a lovely Sunday