Not a cloud in the sky, I should be grateful but I am afraid to say this weather is getting me down. It's not just the heat, it is the humidity. Yesterday temperatures reached 32C (94f) and today they are expected to go higher. Phew!!!
The grass is brown, which I can live with. It will come back once the rain arrives. Nella sleeps most of the day and who can blame her.
Rabbits are out and about at all hours trying to find food. I have been feeding them, also lots of water sites around the garden for the birds etc.
Each evening a hedgehog visits the garden. He comes for his cat food and other hedgehog goodies. I am not the only one struggling, our wildlife is having a difficult time.
I water containers each evening. I seriously must think about planting some of the plants into the garden during the Autumn.
Perhaps just keep a few pots of annuals, which are easy.
I love this paniculata. I think it is Vanilla fraise. It has the most wonderful scent and stops me in my tracks as I enter or exit the shed.
Sanquisorba lilac squirrel is coping well with the drought. It is supposed to look like this by the way, it is not gasping for water :)
During the Spring I bought some dwarf gladiolus bulbs. I went with apricot this year. They are dotted through the borders and are looking beautiful.
I am not watering any plants in beds or borders.
This year it will be survival of the fittest.
Weather is changing, climate change is here.
For me, it is no good planting something that will struggle.
Nature is a great teacher and I am willing to learn.
Hope you are all managing to keep cool, especially those in the South where we are melting :)