Into July…

and the dry, very warm weather continues, although there was some welcome steady rain for an hour or so yesterday evening.

Here are some cooler looking creamy-white California poppies (eschscholzia californica) and a pale yellow nasturtium (tropaeolum majus).


I picked the first cucumber Bedfordshire Prize yesterday whilst it was still small as there are plenty more to come.

At the the horticultural society trading shed on Sunday morning there was an expected visitor when this young robin flew in.  It took a bit of persuading that it would be better off outside where the dried meal worms were.

The weather looks set to continue as is into early next week at least.

Have a good weekend!


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22 Responses to Into July…

  1. Linda Penney says:

    Lovely update Flighty blessing in sharing as always

  2. Faye says:

    You had rain! What sort of rain dance have you been doing? Post a video please so that the rest of us might get a shower too!

  3. Liz says:

    When I read the online newspapers in the UK, they say “hot” weather. You are understated with “very warm”, I think! It’s been the same here, hot and humid.
    The pale nasturtiums are a welcome sight!
    Let’s all hope for cooler days and nights and a little soaking rain.

    • Flighty says:

      Liz it’s been in the high 70’s F here but set to reach 85 F over the weekend, which I do consider hot. With relatively low humidity and a cooling easterly breeze much of the time I don’t feel that it’s felt more than very warm.
      I’m glad you like the nasturtiums.
      That would certainly suit me. xx

  4. menhir1 says:

    As always, many variations on a theme and a friend visiting as well.xx

  5. Jade says:

    The California poppies and nasturtium are such beautiful and nice-coloured flowers!
    That small cucumber looks very healthy. I think having it on these particularly hot days would be good.
    How wonderful it is to have such a cute, little visitor!
    Thanks and same to you!

    • Flighty says:

      Jade I agree, they’re both lovely flowers.
      The cucumber tasted as good as it looked, and ideal in such weather.
      As you can see young robins don’t have the red breast that older ones have.
      Thanks. xx

  6. CJ says:

    Am envying you your hour of rain. Barely a drop here. But I shan’t complain, I could get used to wall to wall sunshine. The first cucumber looks great. I don’t ever get on very well with cucumbers and courgettes, the plants just don’t like my soil for some reason. I wonder sometimes if it has traces of weedkiller in it from manure. Whatever it is, the plants simply don’t grow well for me. Beautiful flowers as well, lovely buttery colours. Have a good weekend Flighty. CJ xx

    • Flighty says:

      CJ I was really surprised to see it. I like the sunshine but not too warm. That’s a shame, you could try a cucumber in a container.
      I’m glad you like the flowers. Thanks, and you too. xx

  7. Enjoy your weekend too Mike, love the poppies and the nasturtiums, they remind me of clotted cream, which is a very good thing x

  8. That looks like a proper cucumber! No rain here since early June…

  9. Carrie says:

    ahhh, your post has helped to calm my soul – what beautiful flowers and produce. I love robins, like you, so it’s a joy to see new robin life 🙂

  10. nikkipolani says:

    Love the pale yellows 🙂

  11. snowbird says:

    I am seriously envious of your rain, not a drop here for over a month, I shall have to dance around the lawn! Lovely lemons, how they compliment each other. Good to see the cucumbers coming through, my veg is dying due to a lack of water, it’s so difficult to get to everything. Lovely little robin, glad you got it

    • Flighty says:

      Snowbird although welcome it really didn’t make much difference. Thanks. What a shame, mine are struggling. They often fly into the trading shed and have to be shooed out again. xx

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