The weather has been glorious for a few days and today looks to be a repeat performance. Watering has been a big part of every day and I am juggling that with everything else. It is not planting weather so all the annuals will have to wait for now. This dry weather has meant that more paving has been laid and today we are biting the bullet and going to lay and join the liner for the streams. If I go very quiet for more than a week you will know it all went horribly wrong.
It is not just me that is making hay when the sun shines, the farmers have started cutting the grass in surrounding fields. It will be interesting to see when they cut the adjacent field – last year it was through the night with unbearable noise and headlights seemingly directed at the house.
But I rushed round the garden while still covered in cement dust and this is the stage of the garden right now.
Only a few of my iris are identified by name. I do not mind. They all have history. I do not need to know their identity. Some are nothing fancy, and a few are not even very pretty. Nonetheless, they will always live in my garden.
You certainly have been busy! Farmers working around the house is a regular thing here also and harvest time is fraught with worries as they do so much damage.