We've had a great deal of rain, the pond is full
and all the water butts are overflowing.
We've been sitting it out in the greenhouse,
where the ginger plant has burst into flower.
The red hot peppers have yet to turn red.
Outside the flowers have taken a bashing from the weather and much of the early summer colour is over.
It is looking rather forlorn.
But the vegetables have gone crazy. The compost heap is hidden under squash leaves so dense that I'm not sure whether or not there are any squash developing beneath.
But I can see them swelling nicely in the veg plot.
We are eating beans like there's no tomorrow.
Marigolds are left to seed freely throughout the veg plot in an effort to deter any unwelcome veg spoiling insects.
The peas from the seed swap have climbed skywards. They have turned out to be a funny, old-fashioned, wrinkled variety, not the sort of small bright green pea that you buy from the freezer. They are large and crop well - we like them! I'll save some seed to plant again next year.
Lots of ripe tomatoes in the greenhouse.
The Murphy household is eating well!