SFGP fait peau neuve!

Have a look here to check out the ‘new skin’ for the Sombrun Forest Garden Project website!

It’s been a lot of work, but well worth it, and I’m very pleased with how it’s turned out. Thanks to WordPress, couldn’t have done it without your help!

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Ouf! (as you say in France) …

….. meaning phew!, or expressing relief. We’ve had some rain (68mm), and more is forecast in the next few days. We had to wait until the third week of the month, and until then summer continued, with another heat peak around the 15th. And now we are getting noticeably shorter days (equi nox), the mornings and evenings are a lot cooler, and right at the end of the month I lit the woodburner in the evening for the first time.

Although over the last four months we have had about 190mm of rain, two-thirds of the published local average for this period (see the paragraph on weather recording below), the ground has been very dry to quite a depth, and together with the several heat peaks this constitutes a drought for the land here, not good news for young trees.

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