As the Organiser for Twigs Garden Club I am again so pleased that we now have over 10,000 hits on our garden club blog.
Do keep them coming.
Our local gardening weather since Spring:
30 August 2013 - Provisional Met Office statistics for this summer (June, July and August) show that this year has seen the warmest, driest and sunniest summer since 2006.
Not sure how they missed out the tropical rain we have been having also. No sorry here's a mention.
In terms of rainfall, the estimate suggests about 189 mm of rain - which is 78 % of the UK average, making this the driest summer since 2006 and ranking about 16th driest in the records dating back to 1910. For south-east England and East Anglia this will be the driest summer since 1995
Well we in the South West could somewhat take issue with the last statement because we have had quite a few heavy downfalls of rain.
In fact the weather was so changeable it often felt like four seasons in one week !
As for trying to garden in these conditions well it was either to dry to mow a brown lawn, so wet that the weeds were coming up overnight no matter how hard you tried, then to hot to do anything or to cold to venture out.
Phew really hard work trying to keep up with it all.
Still does that put us off ? Well sometimes yes which makes you think that a lot of paving might well be the answer. But really no as we are lucky to live in a gorgeous part of the country where we enjoy our gardening along with a few moans.