Well if the bees have been suffering from thirst they will not be now as we had a fair amount of rain oernight by the look of my containers which were all dry yesterday but collected quite a bit of rainwater overnight. It is now dry and sunny so looks like a good gardening day ahead.
I am getting worried about the bees. Whereabouts are they this year. i have a raised bed in the potager full of broad bean plants with lots of flowers all needing pollinated but they are not being so and that is after being careful to have lots of flowering plants to bring in the pollinators.
Looks like a good gardening day today in Bristol. I popped out and planted three more pansy plants, two yellow buds and one purple. Having plants at different stages of development should ensure i have pansies in flower for many months. As I had £25 premium bond bonus this month and won £10 from a gardening magazine i splashed out on some things for the garden online . they may come today.
All excited at seeing a bit of dampness in the garden after the rain I slept through last night I sped up to the potager and planted 20 onion sets but the soil was still rock hard and so the rest and the shallots will have to wait till we get more rain.
Superb weather as we reached 20 degrees, Joyce. Still waiting for rain but the flowers are beautiful. I have self seeded Californian poppies. Pansies are still showing off their myriad colourways, No two ever the same just like people. And the Poached egg plant is in full bloom too.
Haha! I did not see the cobweb on my gladioli till after I had taken the picture! And the sun got in the way on my picture called "Celebration".
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My garden is very colourful Flumpy as I copy what i do when i paint a picture. i will try to send a pic of one of my paintings to illustrate!
I have never ever grown such big beautiful pansies as I have this year. Two huge handfuls of deadheading to keep them flowering this morning before I took their picture.
Beautiful weather and i am busy saving plants from the drought. We may have some rain on Friday. We are forecast to have three months in the summer of wonderful weather so you should be lucky, Flumpy.
My jam jar flowers.