The last 3 weeks have been tough on our garden. The lawn is hanging on by a thread,despite Sion regularly giving it a good soaking, hosepipe in one hand, beer in the other.
My strawberry planter struggled to hold onto moisture, anytime I watered it ran straight out of the holes. I think the plants may survive, just - but they're looking very sorry for themselves.
The petunias had a heavy session of dead heading last weekend and are just starting to re-flower now. I brought some miniature chrysanthemum plants to pot up and add some extra colour which is helping to brighten the patio.
The big news is that my tomatoes have finally, finally, started to ripen! Only two baby tomatoes so far, I think the larger varieties will still need a good week or so to start ripening. Just in case I've started to look at green tomato relish recipes!
After over 3 weeks of no real rain, last Friday we had a good overnight soaking. what a difference it made. Everything is starting to re-grow and green up. Everywhere I looked little creatures had come out of hiding to enjoy the damp weather and cooler conditions.
Finally the bulbs that I planted back in March have started to flower. Such an elegant but delicate flower. Once all the individual flowers have opened it will look beautiful. Now I just need to try and remember what it was called!!
Joining in this week with Manneskjur #HDYGG