April showers? none this year!
We have a weather station in the garden and keep a record of the readings.
In April 2020 we had 25.82mm in April 2021 there was 13.2mm and in April 2022 had just 3.56mm of rain.
The clay soil has huge cracks in it and is like concrete to dig!
First asparagus has been picked and as delicious as ever, despite the lack of rain.
Despite the cold (0 degrees at night) there are things growing in the garden. Apple blossom is beautiful, did you know 29th April is orchard blossom day?
We also have seedlings coming on in the greenhouse and luffa may be a success this year. After trying to grow this for the past 2 years , there are fruits growing already.
Sweet peas are outside, the seeds planted in the greenhouse in January and planted outside in the beginning of April, they are growing well.
After 14 years developing this garden it is a lovely place to be in and we can pick food for tea everyday.