It is hot and humid today. Temperatures could reach 35C (98F) this afternoon. If that is the case, I may possibly melt :)
The borders seem to be coping, despite the lack of rain for weeks.
I have a no water policy here, unless something is really struggling.
I have not grown lilies for years, due to the dreaded lily beetle. We have them in the garden. Someone suggested I use a garlic spray........I made some. I spray every ten days and sure enough it works.
Filipendula is just coming into flower. The scent is soft and almondy, like marzipan. You may see 'queen of the meadow' as you walk along country lanes.
The white form of the Rosebay Willowherb is not so invasive. It is gently making it's way through the border. I am a great fan of this plant. I have a peach form that has never flowered but I am not going to give up on it.
Five little wrens fledged last week. I was lucky enough to see them all. So tiny, and so very beautiful...........
Weather conditions in the UK this year have been testing.
Extreme, is the word I would use. Gardeners, I have found, have endurance levels beyond the norm, and rarely give up on a garden. It will always be a challenge and with climate change it is not going to get any easier.
The joy it brings, by far outweigh, the problems we face.
Happy gardening :)