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Well, spring certainly seems to have arrived in Jersey. We have been having beautiful warm sunny days interspersed with wild winds and hail, nature certainly knows how to keep us on our toes this time of year and prevents us from becoming too complacent! We need to take full advantage of the sunshine and get outside whenever possible.
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Here we are fast approaching July and we have just had a terrific thunderstorm but little rain. Who says that lightning doesn’t strike twice in the same place as we are now into the second week of Wimbledon and Federer has just been knocked out at the time of writing and Murray is through to the same final against Nadal. Any one think (rather than hope) he will get through to the final? Then again this is supposed to a gardening blog so lets leave that til next year.
Now that the weather is warming up so will the pests and diseases in and around the garden, not forgetting the weeds. So to nip things in the bud (groan do I hear?) pick off by hand at this early stage to avoid problems later and prune out infected bits.