With Alison Greenhalgh of Groundwork South
INALLY it’s beginning to feel like summer. I can remember a gardening tutor some years ago saying that a reasonable measure to judge whether any more frosts were likely is a run of ten nights above ten degrees. It’s only this last week that we may have achieved that as many garden plants are demonstrating, short on growth and not exactly thriving.
The call to allotment holders for produce to display at the Amersham Carnival event on June 27 will not elicit any entries from me and my buddies – despite our efforts there’s not a chance of 10 strawberries or raspberries, let alone courgettes, peaspea or beans worthy of show benchben by then. Besides that, having enduredend three years of rabbit wars and looking like we have finally overcomeov their regular invasions, we’rew not handing the harvest over!o
However, last week with the su sun out, the gardens at Iver were a sp spectacle. Our palm trees were bea bearing huge yellow flowers, the bar bargain Lidl roses from last year are flus flush with blooms and the ‘Dr ‘Dropmore Scarlet’ honeysuckle is