No home grown strawberries for me for Wimbledon week.Mine are still green in the trough....
Same here they seem a bit behind this year.
And unsurprisingly same here! It has been too cold up in Aberdeenshire this last month or so. However, things have picked up in the last day or so.
How come my grass seems to be growing so much.
I have lived at this house for 3 years now, (since yesterday) when we moved in the grass was about a foot high. I cut it once, then the children started playing out on it and it never seemed to recover from the shock. I have never cut it since, until about 4 weeks ago (at which point it was about a foot high again), it needs cutting again now as it is quite long in places.
Why is this happening, is it the amount of rain at this point in the year.
Warmth and rain makes things grow again....It does it to mine.
But it has rained in the past years but the grass has never been very high
I suspect it's mounting a coup. I'm a keen gardener, and have found it nigh on impossible to get out there and do the seasonal jobs since the end of May, mainly due to the somewhat inconvenient, (for a Mon-Fri, 9-5er), numerous downpours over weekends since then. The rare drier weekends have been punctuated with uncomfortably blustery winds too.
I guess your children haven't been able to play that grass into obedience
Plus the first quarter and most of the second was extremely dry, and the parched grass hereabouts stayed short and yellowed. It's most definitely neither now. The rains arrived just in time for grass season I'm afraid
But on a brighter note my raspberry, blackberry and rhubarb have really taken off with the sudden rainfall.
It is the wind that is drying out the hanging basket today,so stillhave to water pots on patio as well....
weather seems to be getting better, about time I spent more time in the garden and less time on this website
Had 2 whole red strawberries yesterday as Murray Marathon was on.Patio flowers are doing a little better now.Apples are begining to swell.
I have been picking plenty of strawberries and raspberries this week.
Coffee grounds will see them off. Along with a boot...
My runner beans are really struggling. Weeded them yesterday, snails aplenty. Just about climbing the poles.
Seen the water in the crop fields at Someset levels Yesteday.The Potatoes for making crisps have already had it.Thinking of Mangrove Swamp for the patio next year....