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PG rated......Crispiness at its best!

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I’m sure you are all suffering from this condition despite watering..so depressing….I decided to water every other day being conscious of the hose pipe rationing which may arrive any day.

The Astilbes are affected much more than the Veronicas and Phlox.Suddenly this morning a Rhodi presented me with curled leaves…..think I’ve revived that one.

Surprisingly,the pool is clear…..the water lily covering a good percentage of the water surface.

The lawns haven’t been sprayed.That velvety quality of Wimbledon disappearing rapidly!

Will definitely have to consider increasing the mulching in the Autumn if this weather pattern is repeated yearly.

The last three photos were taken today looking very fresh and green..included to cheer the blog up…crossing my fingers will stay that way.

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There's an upside - no slugs on that gorgeous Dahlia!
Its not quite as bad as that here yet - probably ought to have a good watering before a ban sets in.
Do you remember that long drought in about 1976 or 7? It was amazing how quickly most things recovered when it finally did rain.

4 Jul, 2018

 

Yes, I do Stera... Thanks for lifting my spirits LOL... Things do revive quite quickly... We have just had a shower for 5 minutes!!

4 Jul, 2018

 

I think it was 1976. We were on our honeymoon in Mexico while it was really hot here and we missed it.
I am still watering while I can. I don't know how long the garden can hold out.

4 Jul, 2018

 

It's so depressing, just watching things die! It's impossible to water everything all the time, soak one thing to stave off the death of it and something else is curling up and going flat. Please let there be rain soon

4 Jul, 2018

 

I've just threatened to report a member of our Garden Club to the committee for having TEN MINUTES OF RAIN in her garden this afternoon, while the rest of Bracknell had none :-)

4 Jul, 2018

 

No rain here or any signs of getting any either for another 2 wks according to the weather guru's. What we have in the butts is being kept for the pots of ericaceous plants.
It said on the news tonight that there will be a potato shortage & prices will consequently be higher than usual. I dread to think what ours will be like when we dig them up - marbles probably.

4 Jul, 2018

 

Will remember this time when we are surrounded by freezing conditions!

5 Jul, 2018

 

Not a drop for weeks in Norfolk.

5 Jul, 2018

 

... and a few more weeks I expect Pb.

5 Jul, 2018

 

Could be one advantage to this frequent carrying of water.... A few pounds lighter!! Hope so.

5 Jul, 2018

 

It looks like there is no rain coming our way in Glasgow. Considering we normally get so much. Very odd.

5 Jul, 2018

 

Steragram, in 1976 the heath fire adjoining our home made the 9 o'clock news and I lost my aviary of birds. Thatched cottage next door burnt to the ground! So, we are hoping for some rain for the heathland and for our garden. The lawns will recover.

Was in London last weekend and our son took us back to his place via Richmond Park. The grass was yellow!

Never thought I would long for some rainfall!

5 Jul, 2018

 

How are your Acers coping, Eirlys? A couple here are beginning to crisp despite the watering.

5 Jul, 2018

 

I hope the temperature goes down a bit soon. It isn't doing our plants any good like this. Most of yours look as if they're coping well though :)

6 Jul, 2018

 

Keeping a close eye Hywel.

6 Jul, 2018

 

Meadowland: Have lost one or two of the smaller ones but the others are holding their own.

Makes a change not to have rain in Wales, Hywel. All being well we would have been in Aber this weekend in SUNSHINE!

(Did I hear that Surrey had had a minor earthquake?)

6 Jul, 2018

 

That's such a shame... Little Princess has crisped up a lot, despite watering.

6 Jul, 2018

 

Such a shame... Here Little Princess looks sorry for itself.

6 Jul, 2018

 

Eirlys - more on the Surrey earthquakes at www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-44727326

6 Jul, 2018

 

Eirlys what dreadful experiences you had. It must have been heartbreaking to lose your aviary - and much worse even for the poor folk who lost their whole cottage! Heathland is very vulnerable in this kind of weather. Did you see about the big moorland fires up in Lancashire this week?
Surprisingly our lawns are still green, though not growing or course, but in the next village where the soil is shallower and more sharply drained they have gone very brown. Our soil in places is like concrete with cracks in...

6 Jul, 2018

 

Yuck - hate this hot weather.

7 Jul, 2018

 

Thank you, Andrewr for the information.

Steragram: The Lancs moorland fires are dreadful and to think they suspect arson. Think of the toll on people and on flower and fauna.

Pb123: Agree!

9 Jul, 2018

 

It might not have been deliberate - a glass bottle can start a fire when everything's so dry. One end of those fires is only two or three miles from our son's house
At one time moors round Sheffield were fired deliberately so there would fresh growth afterwards - I think it was on grouse moors and I guess it would be overseen to make sure it didn't get out of control. No guarantees that grouse shooters care too much about the rest of the ecology...

10 Jul, 2018

 

J .. your gardens are looking very attractive... you've designed them with good structure, so they are nice to see in all seasons.

30 Jul, 2018

 

TT, you've always been very kind with your comments..x. Thank you so much... Gives me so much encouragement to carry on gardening.

30 Jul, 2018

 

Hi J ... praise is well-deserved for your garden. Yes, do keep on with the great work. x

30 Jul, 2018

 

Will do. x

3 Aug, 2018

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