It’s been too hot…

to plot the past couple of days but this morning there was a welcome cooling breeze so I spent a couple of hours pottering doing some watering and harvesting.  I was pleased to have the chirpy goldfinch keep me company again.


The potato foliage has died away to almost nothing and I’ve lifted most of the onions, so those areas are now bare.

The pot marigolds are nearly all seed-heads which need deadheading, and the rose Pretty Lady is covered in crisped flowers apart from a few hidden away in the shade.


I’m surprised that the rhubarb hasn’t wilted and the leaves are as big as I’ve ever seen them with really thick stems, not that they’re edible at this time of year.


Take care, and have a good week!

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18 Responses to It’s been too hot…

  1. I’ve found that to with my rhubarb. I’ve been watering my garden but by the time you have finished the ground is already dry again. I’ve had some potatoes, a few beans, lettuces, but no toms yet.

  2. Jo says:

    It’s much cooler here today, though our temperatures haven’t reached what yours have. It’s still been too hot for me though.

  3. Way too hot, even for me and I’m nearly always cold! Beautiful rose

  4. Liz says:

    After a week of perfect summer weather in Kentucky (mid 70sF), the temperatures are now on the upswing again to where yours have been. My sympathies!

  5. menhir1 says:

    Lovely chiaroscuro photo of your rose. Rhubarb is a hardy item to have and the leaves obviously respond well to ambient conditions.

    It’s nice to have a chirpy companion.

    Wagtails are visiting our garden with the other usual birds. They made themselves scarce when a Sparrow hawk came hunting. We have heard a lot of song from Sky Larks. Swifts are enjoying themselves too.


    • Flighty says:

      Menhir thanks, it wasn’t an intentional photo. It certainly is.
      Yes, and I hope that it stays around.
      Lucky you seeing, and hearing, all those birds. xx

  6. Andy Randall says:

    That rose is beautiful. Tomatoes still green despite the hours of hot sunshine.
    Have just returned from a few days camping and we were surrounded by wagtails, such entertaining little birds. Have a good week x

  7. nikkipolani says:

    Ouf! You’ve had some amazing temperatures. Nice to see the rare in-tact rose.

  8. Yes, it certainly has been hot and I’m sure we will have storms soon!

    That rose does look very nice, I like the colour.

    Enjoy the new week ahead.

    All the best Jan

  9. snowbird says:

    Oh, it’s hot here too! The rain from the thunder storms has flattened most of the garden, great light shows though. Lovely rose, good you still have some to

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