Tag Archives: tour de france

Canicule! A Long Hot Summer




We are in the middle of a heatwave here in the Auvergne and water restrictions are now in operation and we can only water between 8pm and 8am. Its around 29C (84F) today but heading back up to 35C (95F) later this week. However that is still a lot better than the high of 40C (104F) we hit last week.

The leek bed is looking particularly verdant and green though, in contrast to the parched grass around the raised beds. That is possibly because we have had enviromesh over the bed, giving some protection from the searing heat.

So gardening is restricted to early mornings before the temperature gets over 30C and we retreat to the relative cool of the house, it’s electric fan and the Tour de France!