We had a short very hot summer in may and june but since a few weeks it is rather cold, rainy, cloudy, windy, nasty. But there are some guys who love this weather. I am facing major problems especially concerning this one:
My cherry plum tree, 5 m tall and heavy loaded. During hot and dry summertimes some of the fruits just don't make it, but this year I have tons and tons. Usually I would cook jelly and chutneys but there is no way to manage this years harvest. Dont know what to do.
I wish I would have more of these:
Actually I count 16 peaches on the tree - in early spring we had some freezing cold nights and therefor the peach harvest will be rather small.
The only thing making me happy in this so not summer (as a gardener) is the development of my lilies and greens as Rhododendrons - it is like living in a jungle.