The temperature over the past few days has been in the low 30’s C/90’s F, which is way too warm for me, so I’ve been going to the plot early for a brief visit to check the water in the ponds. I’ve also been picking French beans most days along with blackberries. I also picked the first two small, dumpy cucumbers (variety not known) and tomatoes Golden Sunrise.
In all the years I’ve been seeing ring-necked parakeets I’ve never found any of their feathers until a few days ago when I found this one, which is just over 5 in/ 12.5 cm long. The green is far more vibrant than it shows in the photo, as is the yellow top edge.
Talking of parakeets I stood and watched five of them noisily mobbing a red kite flying low over the site one morning.
Most of the cosmos plants have now died off with only a few still flowering like this one.
I’ve saved lots of seeds for next year when hopefully Cosmos Corner won’t be covered in deep, wide cracks as it is at present.
Have a good week, and take care!