Posted: 03/07/2012 at 06:11
Sorry UK but we (France) are having beautiful weather although the temperatures are down from the norm. Hovering around 25 degrees (78 F) instead of the 30s we had last week. Showers forecast from tomorrow for a few days.
Just harvested first crop of cabbage, carrots, beetroot and broccoli almost ready. Haricot Vert every day in shed loads. Borlotti beans a disaster - none this year. Blueberries finished but Boysenberries set. Courgettes coming along nicely. Everything else slightly behind but Butternut Squash on the march. Tomatoes and peppers in tunnel are in flower. Lucky Muddy Mare to have some.
No flowers on lots of established geraniums this year. No cherries, plums or pears but have apples.
Annuals all in and some in flower.
All early flowering shrubs finished except for privet. The only Buddleia which survived the winter growing rapidly now. Lots of perrenials finishing now except for the salvias and a couple of later flowering ones. Dahlias in full bloom and very tall this year. (I keep them in the ground over winter but cover them with ash and mulch - we do get minus 15 to minus 20 so it's a risk)
Sowing seed this week on large flower bed going back to grass as can't cope with large garden now.
I wish we had smella-forum. Those roses look gorgeous.
I'm sorry everyone is wet in UK. We've a spare room if you need a break from it