After a somewhat extended rainy season it finally seems that the dry season is upon us here in Mwanza – the temperatures are on the rise and the ground once sodden is turning to dust. As yet the remaining moisture is keeping the garden plants from withering and the impending long rains, due in March will probably mean they never dry out – this time will come over the long dry spell from May until November.
Here is the garden now as a submission to the WPC:Seasons
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Yet again it’s raining. It seems like Britain’s rainy season is virtually non- stop. So on that matter it will be a relief to escape these shores in August.
Tanzania will have it’s rain, I know, but maybe a little more predictably so.
I suppose the rain is what gives us our verdant landscape but for me the grass will be greener overseas.
I have said before I will miss our garden and another of my favourite plants the poppy.
This now resides in the front garden, though many years ago, before the decking we had some in the back garden.
I love the large papery red petals surrounding the black centre, and the hairy green buds before opening.
The last of these photos is a cheat as I took this last week in Cornwall at Lanhydrock, but the rest were taken last night in the dry – it’s far too wet out there now 😦
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