Saturday, 3 April 2010

Y'Know...

... last year at this time it was cold as hell and we had a foot of snow (and would for some weeks yet). People were skiing. I was seriously annoyed with the weather because I wanted to get into the garden.

This year at this time, I am also seriously annoyed with the weather. Apparently, it is too much to ask to have an actual spring season in this country. And presumably there are some mild temperatures as we pass from -20° to +30°, but don't blink or you will miss them. THIRTY-TWO degrees Celsius according to the back deck thermometer for the second day in a row, and YES that is in the shade. That would be 90° old style. Crap-ola, that is hot for the 3rd of April. I can barely stand to be outside. I can practically see the buds swelling before my eyes (and the crocuses keeling over and dying). Yikes.



p.s. Did I mention we need rain? We need rain, like, desperately. RAIN ALREADY!!!

2 comments:

Kevin Kossowan said...

32?? I suppose it's the same deal here. I feel behind, as the beds are all ready to rock for the most part, and some have been for a month. Last year, the snow was still shedding away. Won't complain. Watering in April does feel a tad odd...

Ferdzy said...

Kevin, it's amazing! We're back to more normal (although still or should I say NOW pleasant) temperatures, but the lilacs are almost a quarter of the way leafed out, and the willows are well started... at the beginnng of April! It's just wierd. Still it *is* nice to have spinach and lettuce in, and peas going in later today I hope.

Here's to a much better summer than last year!