It's not a pretty sight.
I've got very light, sandy soil. It doesn't retain moisture and in this extended heatwave established plants and even trees are dying. One of the apple trees is really suffering and has shed nearly all it's leaves.
The climbing 'Iceberg' rose has died
and many of the veg plants are struggling. I think that crops will be very poor this year.
Flowers that should be at their best are limp and fading in this unlikely temperature of nearly 30c day after day.
We are saving all the house water that we can to put on the garden. Buckets in the kitchen and a hosepipe rigged up in the bathroom. We've jammed it in the window frame to syphon our bathwater out and under the trees. Desperate times call for desperate measures!
But some plants seem to be thriving. The sweetcorn looks good
and the hollyhock are happy.
The white foxgloves have finished flowering but I've left the flower heads on so that the seed can ripen.
It's not all bad news,
I'm still picking fruit
and it's good weather for washing sheets and blankets!
I hope your weather isn't causing you grief.