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Working with the Weather

Working with the Weather

Monday, 05 November 2018

The leaves are falling, we have had three days of hard frosts which has checked the greens but underfoot is still dry. Unbelievably, for this time of year and until today, November 1st, hardly any rain falls. Once again I tentatively say it will still tak...

Settling into Early Autumn

Settling into Early Autumn

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

It's the middle of October and we seemed to have missed any major weather events so far. As such, the trees are still holding leaves of a myriad of autumn colours, all because the days have been pleasantly warm, even hot with some frosty nights. Any rainf...

Rain Just in Time!

Rain Just in Time!

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Some rain arrived just in time to keep the lawns, greens and fairways alive and there are few visible signs of the drought left now. Best of all, the ground is still bone dry and it will take inches of rain to replenish the soil. So never before have I su...

A Dry Hot Summer

A Dry Hot Summer

Monday, 13 August 2018

And so this marvellous holiday weather continues. The 22mm of rain at the end of July makes our total from the beginning of May to now at around 50mm. This last wetting has greened up the countryside and the golf course but more is needed. The Greens are ...

Glorious June at Highbullen

Glorious June at Highbullen

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

The sun keeps shining; we have had less than an inch of rain in seven weeks. This is in stark contrast to last year and absolutely wonderful for anyone on holiday with us. Lounge by the outside pool, tea on the croquet lawn being an everyday occurrence, w...