The calendar tells us that it is strictly autumn, but what's in a number when the days are still sunny and warm.
Invasive climbing plants seems to pop up just anywhere.
Gardening tips of the week: I mention some of this cutting back and thinning out now because our autumn and then winter winds are sometimes extremely strong and gusty, doing untold damage to trees and shrubs breaking off branches in all the wrong places, even blowing or up-rooting the whole tree.
October and autumn are here but summery weather is at its best at this time of year.
"Planting up a garden in Mallorca really calls for easy growing plants"
Having mentioned the subject of trees last week, we said that we should look into fruit trees in general this week.
"I haven’t even considered the fruit trees today"
Now just round the corner we move into September with loads more to do in the garden.
"One cannot share this wonder of nature with hardly any one unless you are having a midnight feast"
The nice part about gardening is when you can harvest some of what you have grown if you have a kitchen garden or fruit trees.
"Believe it or not, now in August we are really into the time for sowing vegetable seeds"
"there are some fun things to try at planting in a pot on the terrace"
The biggest but of the Oleander is the fact that every part of it is poisonous...
The Ramallet Tomato that is known more here in Mediterranean gardens than in the north.
The warmer weather and occasional showers above all mean that the whole garden has come to life.
How to grow your own herb garden when space is at a premium.
The longest day, a new moon and who knows what else to encourage you out into the garden.
June starts to be a very busy month in the garden as we creep up to the longest day...
There is nothing worse for a potted plant than to have its roots in hot soil.
After a nice rainy day for the garden, the weather really invites you to get back into the garden to do all those odd jobs.
May has always been considered here in Mallorca as the month of flowers and this year seems to be no different.
The ornamental garden need not only depend on annual flowers but an interesting collection of succulents and cacti can fill any corner.
"The fragrance of Honeysuckle on a summer evening will entice anyone out into the garden."
What's your own favourite method for healthy growth and propagation of plants?
Here, Potatoes and Broad Beans are already being harvested, Carrots and Runner Beans growing well but still a long way from harvesting.
When it comes to spraying pesticides, never, never do it in full sunshine or the heat of the day.
Some of the early fruit to ripen once the Citrus fruits are over will be the Nispero/Loquat, it can probably be considered the first fruit to ripen locally.
Dorothy's top tip: This year the garden is actually needing the occasional watering even though we are still in the spring season.
Seeds that I have encouraged you to plant over the past weeks are already showing healthy seedlings.
There will still be some windy weather about for a week or two and some heavy rain showers.
Top tips this week: Don’t forget to get those summer flowering bulbs into the ground be it plant pot or directly into the garden.
Most gardening depends on the weather so we must be prepared for just about anything at this time of year.
“The Grass cuttings are wonderful for the compost heap and even now in midwinter one can feel the heat of a pile that the grass generates to help with decomposing.
It is not surprising to find some of what we consider as spring vegetables already on the market stalls which is a sure indication that any time is planting time.
One can find many neighbours that are not only those who live in the house next door but also find room in the garden and not exactly invited in !!
The garden from the wild and left to its own can be just as beautiful as regimented flower borders with bedding plants bought from the garden centres.
"Oh dear and all to do with recycling a few plastic trays from the supermarket!"
If you have a corner in your garden you can put it to good use to boost tired grounds.
For the garden, you have to remember that plants won't like cold nights and strong winds.
With the arrival of winter weather and the new year, it is the perfect time to prepare our garden for spring.