Posted: Yesterday at 12:53
No rain of any significance in Sheffield since the heatwave started. I'm so glad. My garden has suffered this year. Unlike Verdun the cool and wet weather we had earlier this year has meant that many plants have not thrived and some just gave up the ghost. And of course the wet brought plagues of various pests, crawling and flying, which did a lot of damage, too.
My sunflowers in particular have suffered with some never really developing and others only reaching a third to a half of their expected height before flowering.
Not a total disaster though, there's still some colour and variety in the garden, roses, dahlias, cornflowers, poppies, snapdragons, et al.