Gosh it is almost the end of July already.
The weather has been up and down with several days of very hot weather. A lot of watering to do with pots and even onions and beans needing some along with the celeriac and newly planted trees and shrubs.
Butterflies had arrived and in the sunshine we have seen : painted lady, small and large white, brimstone, peacock, red admiral, speckled wood, common blue and many others. It has been a great time for them and also lots of honey, bumble and solitary bees and many other flying insects.
Most of the soft fruit has done very well, lots of strawberries (finished now) the summer raspberries have been abundant along with red, black and white currants, blueberries, blackberries and gooseberries.
At last the beans have begun to grow and we have had a couple of portions to eat. A few tomatoes are ripening and courgettes and the first of the white aubergines are ready to harvest.
Many flowers have bloomed since open gardens paeonies looked great
Roses are great too and my new treat, a David Austin rose, tottering by gently, has been in flower for weeks.
After days of very hot weather (and nights), we have had heavy rain all day today, so we will see what that does to the garden, lots of growth everywhere I expect.