We are in for a lovely week with High Pressure bringing warmer weather from mid to end of this week. The only showers forecast are for Monday afternoon. The night-time temperatures will range from 8-14C degrees and daytime temperatures from 16-23C degrees. Lots of dry days, some light clouds and sunny spells for this week!
What a joy last Saturday was with the most welcoming light rain all day, just lovely, the plants must have given a huge sigh of relief and soaked up the moisture like champagne!
I am on ‘the Red Lily Beetle hunt’ every evening with some degree of success and hopefully am reducing the population of that species.
After all that moisture we have some more mulching to apply on the borders which get drier quicker than others. And I always spend a little time weeding another part of our garden each day and I feel it is paying off!!
The Cosmos and Begonias are ready to plant out in the gaps of our perennial borders and in the troughs, which are spread out in the mature woodland where all the refreshing colours will add some cheer.
There is some potting-on of Tussock Grass to get to grips with and more hoeing along our mixed wildlife hedge.
Last but not least, and long overdue, we need to make a start with more path laying using the many stones still lying around the mature woodland!! We think we will be handling stones for the next 3 years, when we finally finish that, it will be worth celebrating!!
The Daffodils and Tulips and Camassias are all finished flowering and have been deadheaded, but there seems to be other plants taking centre stage as the season progresses, so take each moment as a treasure and enjoy nature’s surprises!