It’s been scorchio lately.
This weeks six on Saturday includes a very scorched lawn, a knackered veg bed, and a few resilient superstar performers. I’ve been mostly wilting this week, mostly staying inside our relatively cool house and only venturing into the garden in the early morning or evening.
First up lets have a look at that crunchy lawn…
The pond is looking fabulous, it’s a popular watering hole for wildlife, and has a beautiful water lily in bloom.
Next to the pond, under the elder tree, behind the St Johns Wort bush, is a cosy shady spot that we call ‘the den.’ The long term objective is to make this into a mini woodland garden, but for now it’s a cosy green patch full of periwinkle with rustic seats and a fancy table.
In the greenhouse, there are still a few tomatoes, some chillies that have not really grown much and some tiny cucumbers. I think perhaps my squashes didn’t have big enough pots or rich enough soil, as they’re not really doing much growing either.
Finally, there are a few floral superstars that are putting on a great show in the sunshine. Roses, hydrangea and agapanthus ‘fireworks.’ Unsurprisingly the ones doing best are the more established plants that have a bit of shade.
Well, that’s all for now folks.
Next week I’ll be mostly saving water, promoting sustainable timber, and making business plans and funding applications for Shared Earth Learning.
I will replant the veg patch once we’ve had a bit of rain.
Have a great week!