We have now hit summer, well and truly. It’s hot and there is a real need to watch the vege carefully so as to water those that are wilting. The vertical gardens are especially susceptible.
Greens: The need for care is particularly true of lettuce, which have the added disadvantage of tending to bolt. I’m moving from Cos to Mignonette because they seem to survive the heat better. The sweet leaf has come back nicely now (note to self: prune it in in winter next year).…Continue
Must be the time of year (Christmas).
The other night I put dinner in the oven, went to check on it three quarters of an hour later to find that it was still sitting there but with lots of cold air blowing over it. The oven had died :(
Never mind, says I, I have I a microwave and a new cook top.
The next morning I go to melt my cheese on bread for breakfast to find the microwave had died as well. I know from clients experiences that this happens during periods of…Continue
Well folks, when I left you last, the tank was dry, I was reduced to watering fruit trees with rinsing washing water and my grass was just about dead (in fact, one more week and it may have given its last gasp). Since then, while the heat and humidity have been unbearable, the storms have been a welcome relief in the afternoon. We are also very fortunate out my way as we have managed to avoid the hail and strong winds but caught all the glorious rain.
Not much is happening…Continue