Summer sunshine is upon us at last after a disappointing start in June and July. I think we have had the tail end of the low pressure system that has been pouring down on the UK. The weather is bizarre around the world at the moment with snowfall in South America, heatwaves in southern Europe and heavier than normal downpours in the UK.
Our harvest continues to please with plenty of sweet, fresh vegetables and salad crops. The tomatoes are bad this year due to the damper than normal conditions and still air - fungal infections thrive in such environments. The fruit trees are performing really poor this year with hardly any apples, no hazelnuts and a marked absence of peaches and cherry. The garden is growing well and flowering to impress. The sweet peas are a local attraction as they have not seen the likes of them before.
The wildlife continues to amaze us with sightings of deer, pine martins, slow worms (which are now resident in the brushwood hedge - see pic), toads and numerous insects including staghorn beetles, glow worms and butterflys.
We are busy with the Sunday market at Cangas de Onis and Luis has off-loaded the chair caning to me as he thinks he has enough on with the rush........wimp.
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