Well the weather has been a repeat of last week, one day brilliant sunshine so we can get out and about in the garden, the next torrential rain and we are all stuck indoors. Mind you we should not really be surprised, it is Wimbledon this week after all, and Wimbledon is generally a washout! I think this weather is driving us all a little crazy.
The same is true about our dog Rusty as well, one day out playing till his hearts content, but the next he is in a great big hump because he cannot get outside in the garden, well actually he is a fair weather dog and does not like getting wet himself no matter how you try to lure him. He certainly is a dog with attitude, he also has attributes usually connected to camels when there is prolonged rain! Nothing will get him wet.
I bet like us you were looking forward to relaxing in the garden with a Wimbledon Removals good book and a cool drink,or catching up on some of those missed zzzzzzzzz’s., looks like we will have to think again.
The longest day of the year has just passed, and with July just around the corner will summer ever make it. The long term weather forecasters should be sacked, earlier this year they were forecasting one of the hottest years yet, but the way it is going the only record we are likely to break is for the amount of rain. Only yesterday 3 people died in freak flash flooding with hundreds made homeless, not very nice. For some unfortunate people this is the second time this year that they have been hit by floods causing damage and devastation. And of course in the future they might not be able to get house insurance to cover any further disasters, nice hey!!!
As usual just whip that how around the garden to remove any weeds, although if you have been doing this regularly there should be hardly any, but it is good to break the soil, aerating it and keeping the soil loose. A good tip for those of you who have a wisteria is to give it a good prune back. Prune the new growth back to the fifth bud, this may seem a little harsh as you should have carried out a main prune in February, but it will keep it compact and you will end up with a more proliferous flowering and better looking shrub. After all that is what we all want to achieve in our gardens and wisteria is such a showy member in the garden, it takes a lot to beat them.