It’s continued to be dry and very warm so I’ve been plotting early. The comfrey had finished flowering so I cut it back to ground level then put it all on the compost heap. Both ponds were no longer visible so I’ve tidied up round them.
On Monday morning I was pleased to a see variety of wildlife. I glimpsed a bright sky-blue damselfly which flew across in front of me, a fox on a nearby path before it disappeared in the long grass, a young robin a couple of times and this Gatekeeper (?) butterfly on a cosmos Sonata White flower.
The foliage is now dying back on the first early potatoes Swift so I pulled up one plant to see what I would find.
The leaves on the cucumbers Bedfordshire Prize are hiding a lot of flowers and forming fruit.
The nasturtiums are beginning to appear with the red Tip Top Mahogany flowers, which seem to glow with their golden-yellow centres.
Yesterday morning started off cool and cloudy which was ideal for watering all round. The forecast is for the dry and warm weather to continue at least into next week.
Have a good weekend!