Sunday, 23 July 2017

Good growing weather

We've had some wonderful weather, enjoying warm, sunny days from dawn until dusk.
Everything was thriving.









The evenings were warm and still.
It was a pleasure to wander outside.
I caught the moon in the obelisk.



Then the lawn went brown, the water butts emptied and plants began to wilt. The garden is too large for me to do any effective watering.
Rain has come. Thank goodness. Everything is green again and the water butts are overflowing. It's been raining for days. Okay, that's enough, now I'm ready for more sun.

12 comments:

  1. So very beautiful and so different for my desert garden.
    Adore the Hollyhocks you are so luck to be able to have them in your garden.

    cheers, parsnip

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  2. I started out with one lone hollyhock, Parsnip, and collected the seed. This year those seeds have given me a good display, with a range of colours as well and I'll be careful to propagate again. (The plants have been a bit knocked about by yesterday's wind and heavy rain.)

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  3. Your garden reflects the love and care you put into it. Don't you love the white flowers glowing in the dark?

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    1. I'm especially fond of white flowers, Stephanie, and they become quite magical in the dark.

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  4. Sweltering and no rain. I've been watering daily. I'm already planning where to plant more hollyhocks, phlox and black-eyed Susan's for next year. And, more zinnias.

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    1. I know that I witter on about the weather, always wanting sun, but I think that I'd find gardening in continuous heat very stressing. Not much fear of it here in Blighty, there's always a good downpour to follow a spell of hot weather!
      Gardeners are optimistic - high summer and already you're planning next year!

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  5. Hi Rosemary! :) Your garden is so pretty. I love that moon/obelisk photo! :) Our weather can't figure out if it's July or November!

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    1. It is much the same here, Rain, cold and damp today, more like autumn than high summer. I'm inside patching my jeans. 'Are you embellishing them?' my daughter wanted to know. Ha, ha. Wrong generation. I'm just patching over where the knee has gone!

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    2. Lol...my embellishing days are long gone...I'm tempted to just use duct tape when I get a hole in my jeans...but then I think I'd look a little too much like a hobo lol...

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  6. Your garden is beautiful. Our weather here in this part of Missouri has just about roasted the life out of my flowers, even flowers that have been reliable, thriving year after year in the heat, dry, rain, whatever happened. A few weeks ago we had a stretch of 100 degree weather with hot dry winds culminating in one day of 108 degrees. Even with daily watering, my flowers are in ruins, so it was very enjoyable to see your flowers.

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  8. Our weather can't figure out if it's July or November!


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