>First day of summer time / Le premier jour de l’heure d’été

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Last night the clocks went forward and today is the first day of late sunsets and long evenings in the garden. To help the plants along we had a day of rain yesterday, the first for nearly two months, so they are getting the perfect combination of water and warmth.

Dans la nuit l’heure a changé et aujourd’hui est le premier jour du coucher tardif du soleil. Pour aider les plants on a eu une journée de pluie hier – donc ils ont la combination parfaite de l’eau et chaleur.

In the garden / dans le jardin:

bay flowers_1_1 broad bean flowers_1

the bay and the broad beans are flowering / le laurier sauce et les fèves fleurissent ….

pea flowers_1_1 and so are the peas, although they shouldn’t be – the plants are too small.

et les petits pois aussi, bien qu’ils sont trop petits.

The fig leaves are unfurling / les feuilles du figuier s’ouvrent …

figleaves_1_1 figleaves2_1_1
rosebuds_1_1 the climbing rose is about to cover the shelter with flower / la rose grimpante est sur le point de couvrir l’abri de fleurs.
courgette plants_1_1 In the cold frame the courgette plants are growing well / Dans la petite serre les plantes de courgette poussent bien.
And on the balcony we have salad leaves and mizuna to go with the wild rocket from the garden / Et sur le balcon il y a des feuilles de salade et de mizuna pour accompagner la roquette sauvage du jardin. balcony salad_1_1

Summer time? Perhaps not yet, but it’s beginning to look as though it may happen! / L’heure d’été? Peut-être c’est un peu tôt pour dire ça, mais ça va venir!

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3 thoughts on “>First day of summer time / Le premier jour de l’heure d’été

  1. >Things seem to be looking good over there. You are a few weeks late when compared to my garden (though I a few weeks late with my sowing…haven’t sowed courgettes yet…). We had rain last night to (and thunder and a very scared dog…but that’s another story) which was very good as we were having abnormally warm weather.

  2. >We moved the clocks forward a few weeks ago. It’s been so nice having light in the evenings, but the mornings are still dark when the it’s time to get up. I’m envious of your fig tree. I have yet to fence in an area to protect fruit trees from the deer….

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