Well July saw the hottest tempratures in the UK since records were kept, 99.5 degrees recorded at Wisley. Now this is good in one respect for all the Mediterranean vegetables we like to grow, as you can see the tomatoes are coming on a treat, and the courgettes are exploding into marrows as soon as you turn your back. But its not so good for the poor old beans (like me) who like it a bit cooler, weather here usually suits us down to the ‘ground’.
Working the ground is the sincerest form of communing with nature. some hard graft goes into it but mother nature does the rest and as long as you respect the earth and return the goodness to it she will reward you in many ways. In spring there was a field of oil seed rape Brilliant yellow, and when that was harvested the next field was Linseed, a beautiful soft lilac (or pale purple) an everchanging counterpane of colour, there is no noise of traffic and all you can hear is the sound of nature.
Om Shanti, Bright Blessings, and may your God or Godess go with you