Monday, October 23, 2006
The big rain is here and has been relentless today. From temperatures up in the low 30sC ten days ago, we down to the low 20s. I saw Gonzalo spraying his potatoes after the last rain and subsequent hot sun and before you could "Jack Robinson" he'd leapt over the fence and did mine. I casually asked what he was doing you see and, apparently, he was guarding against potato blight caused by the humidity. The plants have quadrupled their size and I just hope the heavy rain today doesn't rot them.
The gravel garden was under water today - haven't seen this for the last two years. The soil in the orchard is like porridge: a short walk down there results in another 2" layer on my rubber gardening shoes, plus another inch of gravel as I walk across into the house!
A big bonus though: the pergola bourganvillea is blossoming for the first time and the pelogoniums have a second lease of life.
A friend has sent me some ornamental poppy seeds and I have some wild flower mix too, so as soon as we have a dry spell and can rotivate, these will be broadcast at the bottom of the garden.
Here are the mother poppies - well, they were, but they're at the top of the page now! Does anyone know the best time for seeds in this corner of Andalucia?
D. is busy with a cube pot but I'm not going to chance uploading the pic now only to have it stuck somewhere inappropriate, so will do through Picasa.