Another hot day looming so whilst some of the garden is still in shade, we have both been out weeding. Some plants are now getting quite short of water so rather than use the hose indiscriminately, we plan eventually, if required, to fill up one butt and use water from there. It is too easy to stand for an age using the hose, using heaven knows how much water. Using a watering can, makes you realise!
Two weeks ago, I took 3 cuttings from each type of my tomato plants, from between a leaf and stem (inter-nodal cuttings?) - 6 in total. I usually only sow a few tomato seeds and create the rest using this technique. They root extremely quickly. Here they are about to be potted on.
The tomatoes are growing well, have established some flowers and are beginning to set fruit. The flowers, French Marigold, Lobelia and Nicotiana are also blooming well and I am hoping that they will fill out more and help shade the soil.