Tuesday 22nd July 2015

Again temperature over 30° C. Last night we watered the garden and this morning we did it again. The fresh cut meadow looks very dry and instead of a green carpet we look on an ocher one. We also did some weeding in fact we did the Nasturtium bed (Tropaeolum majus). 

Exciting was the cropping of the potatoes `Charlotte`. It was like to search for gold and we where quite successful about it since we  could dig out about three kilos out of 18 plants. The `Carla` potatoes are not quite ready now to crop. Even the leaves are mostly dry I would leave them for another one to two weeks in the ground. 

One fruit tree is suffering. Probably some mice are on the roots trying to survive the hot summer.

dg

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Tuesday 22nd July 2015

Wednesday, 15th July 2015

Hot again, also very dry! Watering becomes the main issue since we had no rain for the last weeks. We raked the hay and prepared it for the farmer to collect. There was no lawn to cut since the grass is not growing because of the heat. 

Some potatoesleaves (Charlotte and Carla) are getting dry. Probably soon they will be ready to crop.

dg

Wednesday, 15th July 2015

Tuesday, 7th July 2015

Very hot and dry today.  Temperatures again up to 35° C. We started to cut the meadow early in the morning at 6 a.m. Four of us where in the garden and it took about 7 hours for the cutting. We left the grass for a couple of days on the ground so all the seeds can trop out easily. 

dg

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Tuesday, 7th July 2015

Wednesday, 1th July 2015

Very hot and dry today.  Temperatures up to 35° C. Sometimes more then four people worked all day till late in the evening. Today we finished to weed all tree pit surfaces. Also did the lawn cutting again. The Red Clover (Trifolium pratense) are starting to bloom. Brought in some more poppies seeds since they never germinated, which is strange. The meadow looks ripe and wants to be cut by next week. In the early evening when the sun was not so hot again, we watered the whole garden for about 2-3 hours (afterwards we could hear the plants singing sweet songs). The garden looks good!

dg

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Wednesday, 1th July 2015