2.6.39.

Very hot, very dry, a good deal of wind. Young seedling tending to droop. Titley has peonies, columbines full out. Honeysuckle also full out. A sweet william here & there beginning to open. Apples on the grenadier about the size of marbles. Ditto T’s cherries.
Stacked up some dried nettles etc. for litter. Set 10 duck’s eggs. Prepared ground for lettuces. Moved chicks.
M’s milk has gone right back as a result of the upset. Less than a pint yesterday.
15 eggs. Weighed some eggs & found that only a very few are under 2oz. M. gave about 1 1 /2 pts. so maybe is going back to normal.

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6 Responses to 2.6.39.

  1. Barnaby says:

    Bush peonies well over here (Dijon, France), and the shrub variety but a distant memory. Columbine finished 3-4 weeks ago.

  2. Marita says:

    Barnaby – do you think that’s happenstance, global warning, or a natural difference between the 2 locations?

  3. Roving Thundercloud says:

    Peonies and columbine both going strong here in Portland, Oregon, USA. Rhododendrons mostly finished, honeysuckle strong, lilies and poppies doing well. Roses look well on their way to a very good year, about to take over the scene completely. (We have a big “rose festival” and an international rose test garden, so roses are everywhere.)

  4. Barnaby says:

    So we’re a little bit ahead of you, Roving Thundercloud!

  5. Daily temperatures are 95°F (35°C) and up. Not a whole lot of rain, but enough. About six weeks ago I gave Mrs. 3rd a bouquet of more than two dozen roses (maybe 3) from my three different bushes. My next crop is currently 5-6 days from blooming. They make her smile and they smell wonderful. They need a minimum of one gallon of water per day. They will last until Thanksgiving.

    The only plant I know the name of is also my favorite of the three, a Chrysler Imperial 1957, you can smell it as soon as you step outside. A-ah.

    Everything I plant here in my ‘rustic’ garden is an experiment.

  6. The bushes will last, that is. The bouquet was good for a week.

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