Over the past few weeks we've had every type of weather imaginable; other than snow.
We've had a couple of nights of -2 C frosts, hot sunshiny afternoons, strangely warm winds, rain, drought, clear skies, cloudy skies; you name it, we've had it.
Having to cope with all that have been my newly planted tender vegetables, and I worried. The poor things were forced, for a while, to live beneath plastic pots to ward off the frosts, but I'm pleased to say they all survived.
Not so lucky were my table grapes. I only have a few eating grape vines, and they were looking really good; now they are totally frosted and it'll be Autumn 2018 before we have another chance of home grown grapes.
Otherwise the tips of the Fig trees were all nipped, but they will produce fruit I'm sure; they always do!
This time of year is always precarious, false hopes make us unwary. It pays to be vigilant in April/May. It should settle down now.
You need to clean the pool today.ReplyDelete
I took a couple of Toads from the top yesterday. We wont open it until about June 1st. Not warm enough.Delete
My weather is really strange so far also. Several wildfires, winds and now it will 100+ Friday.ReplyDelete
Pool is now open.
My tomatoes are planted but such a late start for me.
My Tomatoes are in too, but they haven't grown much since I planted them. There's plenty of time.Delete
Our weather has been the same only there is snow on our mountain tops. Your view even in cloudy weather is wonderful.ReplyDelete
What a pity for your table grapes.
Greetings Maria x
Yes, I'm rather annoyed about the grapes as they were looking so good.Delete
Oh I spent a long time over the years, with hubby checking the weather forecast so we knew what to do in he garden.ReplyDelete
But no more, there is no garden on the boat!
I like the idea of living on a boat, but I'd miss my garden terribly.Delete
What a shame about the grapes. Fingers crossed for the Figs. We have had a couple of morning frosts but our seedlings appeared sheltered by the edge of our raised bed. They seem to be doing OK for now anyway. It has been unusually dry here for the time of year. Weird weather, as you say. XReplyDelete
Of course, our rubbish grapes are thick on the vines as usual. It was just the good ones that were more exposed.Delete
Hope you are feeling well. Cro x
beautiful picture sbove. I thougt about Sue's traveling cucumbers, may be there is a solution.ReplyDelete
I think he would have been OK planting them out. I don't think we'll have any more frosts (fingers crossed).Delete
The weather in Europe behaves like this about every 10 or 11 years according to my weatherman. But is that the whole story? I was watching a documentary about an Austrian mountain which had a road built up it in the 1990's to the skiing area "where there was always snow". Now this is not the case and so they have to construct a ski lift from the end of the road to a point higher up the mountain. This is now happening more and more often. I think Austria recently had more than 20,000 snow cannons which produce artificial snow in the absence of the real thing. The glaciers are continuing to recede . . .ReplyDelete
I have a friend who is a Ski Instructor here in France; last year he had no work at all.Delete
We had the snow too.ReplyDelete
I remember you saying you expected snow. It was banned here this year!Delete
The unusually warm winter produced bugs that invaded and killed all or part of four of my trees/bushes. The late ice storm means that there will be no hydrangea flowers this year. My tomatoes are still under the tunnels because of the constant change in weather. Mother Nature sure keeps you on your toes.ReplyDelete
I've just come in from checking my Wasp/Hornet traps. They are all full; the Hornets usually don't arrive before grape harvest time.Delete
After the recent ups and downs with the weather we have come to realise that we need to have a polytunnel to help our seedlings along at this time of the year. As for losing fruit to frost, it is the sheep who have been doing most damage this year!ReplyDelete
I have actually had to construct myself a mini polytunnel this year. All seedlings doing well.Delete
Ah yes Cro - vigilance - even more so in the UKReplyDelete
It's my middle name!Delete