Looking good now
The fat fists of silvery lilac buds on Daphne bholua 'Jacqueline Postill' have opened up to release an intense, sugary scent at the mouth of the Winter Garden.
The fat fists of silvery lilac buds on Daphne bholua 'Jacqueline Postill' have opened up to release an intense, sugary scent at the mouth of the Winter Garden.
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July 2011

July 2011 was another dry month with less than the average rainfall. 34.5mm was measured, with three consecutive days with useful rain in the middle of the month - 14.3mm on the 16th, 7.6mm on the 17th and 6.0mm on the 18th. This helped to green things up again.
The max temperature for the month was on the 5th when 26.4c was reached, and by contrast the grass min was 4.3c on the 30th.