We are now beginning to reap the benefits from this warm summer, as the first strawberries ripened up at the end of May.
Sunny days are arriving so now we can get down to some serious sowing and planting on the vegetable patch. A lot of plants have been ready to plant, but it was necessary to wait till the soil had warmed up as cold north winds continue to dominate our spring weather.
The recent heat wave enjoyed (or endured) in the south of the UK, may not have quite reached us up north, but this year our Scottish climate has still been outstanding for warmth, sunshine and dry weather.
The garden is in a constant state of change and every plant or group of plants have their moment in the spotlight.
In the days before global warming, we gardeners could rely on the seasons to behave normally so we could organise our gardening activities on schedule.
Gardening just like technology is moving onwards at a fast pace.
There was a time when the autumn harvest was all about potatoes and apples, but there are so many new crops and new types of existing crops that we are spoilt for choice as to what to pick, leave a bit longer or even take a chance with crops left in the ground in case we get yet another mild winter.
We try to create beauty in our gardens with flowers, shrubs, trees, beautiful lawns, meandering paths leading to quiet tranquil spots where we can relax away from our daily stresses.
As a keen gardener we do our best to make the garden look great all year round.
Growing fruit trees like apples, pears and plums today is quite normal in gardens, as there is a huge range of varieties available as well as different forms to suit restricted spaces.