>Summer’s here! / L’été est arrivé


Olive flowers / les fleurs d’olivier

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.

rose - pink 2_1_1 rose - pink_1_1
rose - red_1_1 lizard on gate_1_1

The roses are out and so are the lizards / Les roses sortent et aussi les lézards.

borlottis climbing_1_1 cucumber flower_1_1
The borlotti beans are climbing and the cucumber plants are flowering / Les haricots grimpent et les concombres fleurissent.
last artichokes 1_1_1 potato crop_1_1_1

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.

tomatoes_1_1_1 beans for seed_1_1
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.
first courgette_1_1 first pepper_1_1

Our first courgette and first pepper have appeared. / La première courgette et le premier poivron ont apparu.

6 thoughts on “>Summer’s here! / L’été est arrivé

  1. >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!

  2. >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.

  3. >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.

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