The Spring heralded a huge amount of blossom (on the trees that decided to blossom). A few weeks later, literally hundreds of apples, pears and various plums developed. A good year to come we thought.
All the May very early June rain helped swell these embryonic fruit nicely. The June drop occured and we were still left with quite a few. This hot weather and near drought conditions (no rain since June 2nd) have put paid to most of them. Such a shame.
Things in the flower garden contine to go from bad to worse. We are seriously thinking of cutting most things back to stop them wearing themselves out trying to keep going. We shall see.
I gave everything out back a good water Friday. Everything out front on Saturday. A hosepipe ban will shortly be in place I believe so that was probably the last time I shall use it. My water butts are only half full now. It might be necessary, whenever we have a bath, to pump the water out via the sink drain and into a line of watering cans. That water can at least help keep some things going.
Mother nature is certainly topsy turvy at the moment. A sign of changes to come methinks. Maybe we will have to think about more water butts although we currently have 5 and a plastic dustbin.
Andy has pulled out of Wimbledon. Such a shame but he needs more short matches under his belt. His mind is willing but he needs more match stamina to complete potential 5 set matches. Good decision methinks.