Massive thunderstorms brought some much needed rain the other night, but by morning the ground was bone dry once again.
Needless to say there has been no gardening done since June when this hot weather came to stay. Except emergency watering, which is done every two days. Not that it seems to have had much impact. The grass (well the weeds in the grass) have turned brown and dust is forming where grass used to be. The upside - no need to mow!
The African daisies which usually look wonderful have turned a brown colour and need a massive chopping back once the gardening weather improves and the oregano which grows like a weed has given up and is starting to turn a brown/grey colour.
Our stunning wild garden which is at the end of the garden and was stuffed full of bugs and wild flowers last year has turned into a potential hay meadow.
It's like my Mum says, 'it's got two chances', it lives or it dies.
At least the new patio and the enormous lime tree is creating some much needed shade for Lord, who still wants to go for a walk at 3pm despite the heat!