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Goodbye greenery….

by Clare Mansell
Goodbye greenery….
 These buds may look promising…
 But this is not the beginning of something…

It is the end….

It may be spring in Cyprus, but although for the rest of the world this is a season of growing and new life, on this island it marks the end of the most fertile time of the year.
In winter, with frequent rain showers and cooler temperatures, Cyprus transforms into a little oasis of green. The dusty sides of the road sprout grass and all sorts of wild flowers pop up in the garden.
But there’s a ticking clock running on all this greenery. As the weather warms up and the sun grows stronger, we are going to see a return to a lot more dust.
Most years there is a hosepipe ban which makes maintaining any sort of lawn impossible. That said this year shouldn’t be the driest – the weather in Cyprus runs on a 10 year cycle, with a dry spell for three to four years, a period where figures are close to the average, and three years of very wet weather. Its that latter period that we are in now, which is why we should escape the hosepipe ban this year.
So we are enjoying the grass – and the weeds – while they last, before my pots become the only source of colour in our garden…

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bellaboo March 25, 2010 - 8:54 pm

Congratulations on your reaching 50 followers!
Have been catching up with your posts and seeing what Bella and Macy have been up too!

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Ninny March 25, 2010 - 10:09 pm

When we have a wet winter (like this year) everything grows abundantly in the spring which makes tender for wildfires when the season turns dry. If it’s not tornadoes, it’s fire. Always something! LOL pretty flower pictures!

~Kim~ March 26, 2010 - 1:47 am

This is an interesting post–Because I have to admit that I thought that Cyprus would be green all year–As our seasons of color arrive, yours is leaving…


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