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Green envy.

Just really for some of you in the south to see that green still existsThis is the edge of my orchard and some of the vegetable garden today, it's 28C and lovely, we have had a pretty dry summer in June we got 0 rain but we've had a bit in July (1/3 of the normal) Despite all that everything looks lovely and it's been a very good growing year.


  • UffUff Posts: 3,199
    Pretty similar here Skandi but on a smaller scale.
    Part of my small veg garden and the wildlife pond up a few steps above it. The silage in the field at the back of the pond was cut about 3 weeks ago and the grass has come back lush. Sometimes I curse where I live because of conditions but this year the weather has been sublime. 

    SW SCOTLAND but born in Derbyshire
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,925
    That looks idyllic …

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • borgadrborgadr Posts: 704

    Maybe next year it'll look like that here. I must admit, I drove up to Nottinghamshire last weekend and, even though it looked a little on the dry side, I definitely had green envy.
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,353
    I've generally avoided the threads which are talking about the terrible drought conditions, because we just don't have the problem here, and I'd feel guilty about posting photos of our green, healthy grass, when others have basically got yellow, bare lawns. 
    We've certainly had a dry year or 18 months, for here, but we still don't have long dry periods. It's currently been a week since we had any rain - and that's becoming a bit too common, but it still doesn't happen very often. I keep reading about areas that have had little or no decent rain since January. Dreadful. 
    I just hope the continuing pattern in much of England doesn't mean people giving up on their gardens, or having to completely change them. That's a hellish job. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
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