At last, after a long cold spring, summer has arrived, with the temperature in the high 20s centigrade, and of course the need to water every day. / Enfin, après un printemps long et froid, l’été est arrivé, la temperature monte et on a besoin d’arroser chaque jour.
The roses are out and so are the lizards / Les roses sortent et aussi les lézards.
The borlotti beans are climbing and the cucumber plants are flowering / Les haricots grimpent et les concombres fleurissent.
We’ve picked the last artichokes (a sad moment for me) and the new potatoes are ready to eat. / Nous avons ramassé les derniers artichauts et les pommes de terre précoce sont prêtes à manger.
The tomato plants are doing well and the November sowing of broad beans are nearly over – we’re saving these for seed as the variety, Seville, has given us a wonderful crop.
Our first courgette and first pepper have appeared. / La première courgette et le premier poivron ont apparu.
>High 20’s indeed! Right now it’s 29° which is too hot for the locals to be working out but still alright for me. It’s a plus to have grown up in a tropical environment since only when the humidity peaks is when my brains begin to cook in the heat. Either that or I’m a sucker for punishment! Love seeing the photos of your courgette and pepper. Still waiting on mine!
>Those artichokes made my mouth water. So sorry they are your last for the season. End of season is so bittersweet. I don’t particularly miss the end of courgette season, though.
>Your veggies are all further on than ours, but then everything here is about a month behind down in the valley, so no surprise there!Those roses look gorgeous.
>Mouth-watering, as always. I love the lizard.
>There was a nursery from Essex showing at Chelsea who are attempting to establish a grove of olive trees – presumably for trees only, I can’t imagine they would have much luck with cropping olives.Mind you they might be looking at the long term – what with global warming etc!Everything in your garden is looking lovely – I’m looking forward to my first tomato, but it will be a while yet.
>lovely garden. I lack your Mediterranean climate, but I am just about to take a lunch break from gardening to check out a new Mediterranean restaurant.