Friday, 19 July 2013

Into the 30’s But Only Just

The hot sunny weather continued on Wednesday and Thursday with Thursday becoming our hottest day of the year with a high of 30.2°C or 86°F.

That’s not quite the hottest day I've recorded which still remains 27 June 2011 with 31.6°C.

Our rather more exotic fruit and vegetables are enjoying the heat. Our pot grown kiwi Issai growing outside in the garden has set fruit unlike its full size cousins on the allotment. 
There’s obviously still a long way to go before we get anything that’s suitable for a taste test. We've never managed to produce a kiwi of any size or description at home or down on the plot so this would be a first for us.

In the greenhouse I’m trying to decide if this fig is about to ripen. It’s certainly starting to change colour but one or two figs have turned yellow and fallen off rather than ripening.
The plant certainly looks healthy enough so I’m hopeful of some fruit being suitable for eating.  

Copyright: Original post from A Gardener's Weather Diary author M Garrett


  1. I've often fancied having a go at growing a fig, but they don't seem very reliable in this country. If we were guaranteed summers like we're having at the moment they may stand a better chance.

    1. As our fig hadn't done very well over the last few summers I decided to leave it in the greenhouse this year. I'm still not sure we will actually get any ripe figs although there are lots of fruits on the bush. It does make a nice looking bush though.

      Perhaps I should leave in the greenhouse next year to see if it provides us with a good summer spell of weather.


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