So far this month…

has been fairly miserable weather-wise being mostly chilly and overcast with some rain at times. The latter has been welcome though as it was the driest winter for twenty years and spring was no wetter.  Although the ground is damp a few inches down the surface is starting to get dusty and cracks are already appearing.



The poached egg plants (limnanthes douglasii) will soon be showing as a carpet of white and yellow flowers buzzing with honey bees.




The rose ‘Pretty Lady’ is covered in flower buds and the first few flowers appeared right at the back end of last month, which is the earliest I’ve ever seen them.

Have a good weekend!


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22 Responses to So far this month…

  1. Jo says:

    It’s the wind that’s an issue here, it would be beautiful weather if only that wind would drop. I’m really impressed with your Pretty Lady rose, she never seems to stop blooming and certainly lives up to her name.

  2. menhir1 says:

    Your weather is very different to our experience. We have had a milder winter overall, little snow to speak of, plenty of rainfall when it came and it has been very squidgy underfoot. That said, I don’t have the overall analysis for comparison to, say, last year.

    I hear that there may be drought measures encouraged further south, wash cars with sponges; gardeners should plant tulips and marigolds, as they are plants that won’t need to suck up water, and so on. I have experiences of previous years like that… hosepipe bans could be on the way!


    • Flighty says:

      Menhir I’m not surprised. The weather certainly seems to have become more unpredictable, and at times extreme.
      I read that earlier today. I don’t use a hosepipe just a couple of watering cans. xx

  3. nikkipolani says:

    Wow – that is quite early for Pretty Lady!

  4. Liz says:

    Your Pretty Lady is looking good. And, the poached egg flowers are becoming a colorful blanket. The bee is enjoying the nectar!

  5. It’s been mostly sunny and dry here in Wales, a bit worrying as all of my pots need constant supervision! Wishing you a lovely weekend too xx

  6. CJ says:

    Wow, roses already, that bush really is amazing. My Madame Alfred Carriere has buds (and greenfly!) but it will be a week or two before they’re open. Dry and chilly here too, I fear my sweet peas have had it. And that the runner beans won’t be coming up. Oh well, such is gardening. Hope you have a good weekend. I hear it may be warmer next week. CJ xx

    • Flighty says:

      CJ it sure is. That’s something to look forward to. Shame about your sweet peas and runner beans. There’s time to sow more, especially the latter. Thanks, and you too. I do hope so. xx

  7. Sharon says:

    I hadn’t realised the winter had been that dry, perhaps it explains the early flowering of so many plants. Your plot seems to be thriving though. Have a good weekend.

  8. Your roses are early! Our winter drought has broken with lots of spring rain and the slugs are massing in delight. Xx

  9. Christina says:

    We’ve had a really dry winter and spring too. The ground is already very dry even deep down. Enjoy your weekend too

  10. Allotmental says:

    It seems the roses will flower early but my carrots and beetroot are taking forever to germinate.

  11. snowbird says:

    I do love Pretty Lady! Everything is early this year here. The ground here is dry and sandy, no rain for three weeks, endless wind…..sighs…if only it rained at night and was sunny by day. Good to see your poached egg plants thriving. Here’s to some good weather for

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