Just back from a couple of weeks in Madeira and a bit of a shock to the system leaving 78-82F (25-27C) and coming back to 57F (14C)...and rain.
It appears that once again the garden hasn't missed me but more surprisingly, neither have the cucumbers, chillies and tomatoes in the greenhouse. I gave them all a good water before we went, stripped off most of the leaves and left a bowl of water in the greenhouse to keep it humid. One cucumber is growing and there are more in flower
I have been worried about the bird of paradise plant I'd bought a couple of weeks before we went away as I didn't want to lose it, but it appears to have survived and is looking healthy
Although it's been chilly this weekend, apart from a couple of cold nights at the beginning of the week the temperature is going to rise again and it looks like we're in for a warm and sunny week - that'll make the weeds grow!
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