Monday, 30 April 2007
April 2007 - officially the hottest on record - no April showers this year. The soil is as dry as in mid-summer but our wisteria is magnificent, no frosts to spoil the buds, no rain and wind to ruin the flowers, just perfect sunny warm conditions to scent the air with the perfume from the beautiful purple flowers.
The hens LOVE gardening - they scratch out the dead foliage at the base of the plants in the borders and pile it in drifts along the lawn edge! My Cochins were much more laid-back and never went in for energetic gardening, the new girls are descended from French Marans - fowl bred from Asian birds brought in to the Port of La Rochelle in medieval times and suited to foraging on rough ground!
Day after day of blue skies and dazzling sunshine, an earthquake in Kent at the weekend - is this California?