This week’s weather seems more settled! Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday look to be dry with sunny spells, warm and dry, temperatures during the night of 10 -13 C and day time temperatures of 15 -19 C. Thursday and Friday still warm but with quite a few rain showers and sunny spells all day.
With all these weather changes in the last week or two the weeds have come up with new vigour, so weeding is still a daily activity. Dead-heading of herbaceous plants and the roses too is an enjoyable, pleasant and relaxing task!
We have taken the plunge to cut back the bed of ornamental Poppies right down for the first time and we shall look with anticipation and hope that the plants will regrow and possibly flower a second time!
The edging of the lawns will be another job for this week, we edge the lawns about every 3-4 weeks depending on the growth of the grass. David being in “charge” of the pond will scoop out more surface weeds and clean the pump etc!
We are wanting to create more windbreaks with evergreen hedges and for that I will try and take cuttings of our big Senecio (Brachyglottis), hopefully there will be some success. If we have enough time we shall build an upright stone wall along a walkway before the next garden opening (22 July).
Lastly if anyone has hedgehogs visiting their garden I would love to hear about that because the little creatures need all the help we can give them by putting out canned cat or dog food and chopped boiled eggs. Here is hoping we too will encourage more wildlife into our garden although we do have a busy road along our boundary.
Enjoy your week in your garden or when visiting other gardens!