There has been no rain for at least the past couple of weeks and the ground surface is now dusty with cracks appearing all over. When it’s dry like this I water all round weekly, using two watering cans, and if need be also selectively between times as well.
It’s been good to see some butterflies over the past week including white ones on the lavender and yesterday morning this Small Tortoiseshell on the blackberries.
Much as I like strawberries I do prefer raspberries and I’m now picking them to bring home as well as eating some whilst at the plot.
It looks like being another dry and rather warm week so I’ll just be pottering enjoying the flowers like these zingy pot marigolds (calendula officinalis) Flighty’s favourites.
My thanks to Thompson and Morgan for giving me a mention in their recent blog post Easy gardening tips from the experts.
Have a good week!