Yesterday we had a severe frost. It was so cold in the morning that the day never fully warmed up – even though we had clear skies. Last night was even colder. Thankfully the frost wasn’t as bad this morning though. Yet I feel I shouldn’t be saying that. After all it is July – which is usually our coldest month. But I am selfish and I want my peach flowers to survive.
Peaches – that brings me to another problem with this years weather. I have two varieties of peaches. One is a white peach, the other a yellow fleshed one. White peaches are traditionally the early variety. Not this year though. My late Golden Queen is in full blossom as we speak. My white Anzac variety is still dormant. Last year I remember waiting ever so long to get my first tantalising taste of the Golden Queen, and this was long after the abundant glut of the Anzac.
I wonder how our garden will fare this year. I wonder how much food we will get. I know an early season is great for growing annuals such as pumpkins and tomatoes – but what will become of our perennials?