The weather has suddenly turned cold and very windy - so I took these photos a day ago whilst it was a bit calmer. The China Rose garden has really come on - I now have 25 different Chinas and they are coming into bloom. Here are two views but there are more roses outside these.
Happy May Bloom Day
This blog is all about how to cope with gardening in continental climate. All the books and TV programmes talk about 'Mediterranean gardening' but few places actually have a classic Med climate - hot dry summers, cool wet winters. My garden is 450m above sea level and temperatures reach over 40 degrees C in summer but drop down to -8 degrees C at times in winter. How to cope with about 50 degrees temperature range? It requires a whole different approach and I cannot find any books that really help, especially regarding cultivation of vegetable & fruit.