Posted: 19/07/2015 at 12:32
Just back from 2 weeks in the Charente where it was hot and dry and sunny. Seems like it's been dry here too as some of my treasures seem to be thirsty and the grass hasn't grown much but some ****** mole has made 12 new hills in a corner of the lawn. My automatic watering seems to have been adequate and all the pots and troughs I gathered together look fine.
Jobs then - put the pots and baskets and troughs back where they belong, dead head the spent plants, cut out the dead stalks on thirsty plants, pick the ripe fruit, cut back the bolted Swiss chard and broccoli, sweep out those mole hills and cut the grass.
Weed, weed and more weeding.
Dig out the excessive pink geraniums and plant something new in their place.
Tidy up the clems that look a bit windswept.
Cut the grass again cos it'll take 2 cuts to get right.
Find a home for the old enamelled wood burner I bought in a flea market on hols - patio heater/plant stand.....
Put the houseplants back in their places after their hols in the bath and guest shower.
Then I can think about my summer and autumn projects.