There is a faint glimmer of hope on the horizon, will we have rain Monday or not? Thunderstorms are coming but they won’t be everywhere here in the south west, I will just have to wait and see with my fingers crossed. My poor garden is drying out much faster than I can keep carrying the water where it needs it most, I can but hope that the roots of plants are still viable and they will come back next year. It is getting more difficult to find decent blooms to show you, but here are my six for this week…….
Another crocosmia, this time a small red one that suddenly appeared in the garden, but I think it will have to be moved as it is spreading into precious plants in the bog garden. I will wait until the rain comes eventually before moving it. Crocosmias have certainly done well this year in spite of the heat.
Rosa Iceberg has flowered as never before and has had no extra water at all. The flowers aren’t quite as large as usual but there are far more of them.
Signs of autumn in the woodland, Cyclamen hederifolium are starting to pop up everywhere in the shade, they are showing through all the dead leaves that have fallen already.
Malva moschata alba seeds very gently round the garden. I don’t have as much of it this year as usual so must save some seed to make more for next year.
Gatekeeper butterfly on Lysimachia ephemerum. The gatekeeper seems to like this patch of flowers as I find it there day after day, I presume it is the same one. The Gatekeeper is the only butterfly that has 2 white spots on its wings.
It was hay making time the other day. I got Derek the gardener, to cut my mini meadow so soon it should green up again, if the rain comes! When he was cutting it he disturbed a family of field mice, they scarpered in every direction. I hope they have all found each other again and found somewhere new to live.
There we have it for this week, will I be celebrating rain next Saturday, I hope so! Thanks go to Jon the Propagator for hosting once more, do pay him a visit to see what is happening in the rest of the gardening world.