The hot drought of March is now followed by Cruel April

Seven hundred years ago Geoffrey Chaucer welcomed April’s sweet showers, which “pierced to the root” the drought of March. I guess that one of the best and most accurate observations of weather in the Middle Ages was that of the great poet, and we can assume that what he wrote was founded in fact. This year March has been a very dry month. There has been a drought, as gardeners and farmers know, and so far April has not yet ended that drought. Continue reading