Mediterranean climate

Lauw de Jager
Tue, 18 Mar 2003 07:33:06 PST

Mary Sue Ittner a *crit :
> Lee Poulsen has done a chart with rainfall for Italy to illustrate Angelo's
> points.…
> "The months with higher rainfalls are actually November and March-April,
> while middle winter is comparatively more dry."

Dear all,
This is also the pattern for southern France. The weekly depressions 
during the Septembre-Octobre pêriods are so regular, that I try to
complete the majority of our plantings and sowings before the beginning
of Septembre. The drier period 'generally' starts in Decembre and
continues  very often  until the end of March. To illustrate: In order
to keep the South African iridaceas going, we have now started to
irrigate the plantings in the drier areas (as is the case in most
years), while in the Mai-June period we have to very careful that they
don't get too much rain.
A beautiful spring here, with Apricot orchards, Prunus, Budleia and of
course many bulbs species in flower.
Kind regards

Lauw de Jager 
BULB'ARGENCE, 30300 Fourques, France

Région:  Provence/Camargue, Climat zone: 9a Mediterranean, dr y
July-August, peak rainfall in autumn, minimum temps -3-7°C (28-21F)
Reference vegetation: Arbutus unedo, Olea europeaea,

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