The thunderstorm warning for Friday came to nothing and there was no rain, and there’s none forecast for at least another week. Not only that but the temperature looks like exceeding 30 C/85 F most days this coming week.
It’s been too hot for plotting so apart from watering all I’ve been, and will be, doing is harvesting and taking some photos on my after breakfast visits.
This was the plot last Wednesday.
I’ve been giving cucumbers away and picked the first few climbing French and runner beans.
I’ve also been lifting potatoes as I need them, but with the ground being so hard it’s not been easy, and picking plenty of delicious blackberries.
The crocosmia are flowering profusely this year with the bright orange-red flowers contrasting well with the green sword-like leaves.
Several times during the past week or so I’ve caught glimpses of a bird on the plot which I thought was possibly a young robin that hadn’t yet acquired its red breast. On Friday I got a much closer, and longer, look at what proved to be a dunnock. They are shy birds that generally stay out of sight so I was pleased to see, and identify, this one.
Have a good week!