The garden has had a dream run to date, with the most beautiful weather through Winter and Spring.
The rain bucketed down up to a month ago, but things are getting serious. Now the summer heat has arrived, with temperatures of up to 40C.
The rule of thumb around here is to wait until after Cup Day to plant frost-tender plants such as tomatoes. But this year we were out-smarted by the weather. A very late frost frizzled things.
|A full dam after winter rains|
Our selection of plants has to take into consideration these wide variations in the weather. We must select frost tolerant plants as well as those that will survive a scorching summer.
|Our frizzled grapevine.|