Small parts of our garden are looking very lush at the moment – most unlike Cyprus in May.
We are battling the heat and the lack of rain to cultivate a few things. A herb garden rampantly growing next to our new patio fence, some chilis in pots for Jim’s spicy curries, flowers just because, and lettuces. The latter seem particularly hard to come by in the shops here, and to date the best salad leaves we’ve had have been from a friend’s garden.
So despite the fact we have a long barren summer ahead of us and that logic dictates nothing can survive the heat of August here, we are having a go anyway.
Going through this process here I have learned a lesson. Wherever in the world the army post us, whatever logic (and the neighbours) may tell you, it’s important to create a small part of the garden that is beautiful… just to keep on the right side of sanity.