Oh my goodness, winter has finally stood up and said loudly and proudly: I am here! Last week we had so much rain it broke records for the most rain in an hour for the month of June. The thing is – it wasn’t just that hour, but the hour before and after it…. well actually the days before and after it where it rained full and heavy drops that seemed to have no end. It was positively sodden. After being so mild, June, in it’s dying days decided to step up to it’s wintery expectations. The only upside I can take from this is the soil, right down deep has well and truly had it’s thirst quenched from the long dry summer months and is now restored and ready for a new season.
Then July arrived in spectacular style and majesty. It came cloaked in the sparkliest, coldest frozen attire. The sky was the deepest blue and the ground was coated in the brightest white. This too broke records as the coldest night of the year so far. While it is chilly outdoors, the sun has been able to come out from where it has been hidden by clouds and embrace us all with it’s weak, but welcome warmth.
The pests and disease lurking in the soil since summer have had a short sharp shock and knocked back from their position of abundance. The soil is beginning to dry out and I can pick up my tools and garden on. Although not as early in the morning as I did yesterday…. Check it out here:
Come again soon – winter is doing what winter does.
Sarah the Gardener : o)