The biggest problem I had today was the humidity. Every time I tried to take a photo my camera fogged up!
The rain is finally off but it's still incredibly hot and humid and sort of overcast with the sun desperately trying to get through.
And on that note!
I planted some red sunflowers this year and they're really pretty.
and from the veggie/eating garden ( ok I know you can eat sunflower seeds I do and they're rather nice, especially in a yummy nut pate - mmm must make that again soon!)
Cape gooseberry, cos lettuce, basil, globe artichokes.
Green courgette, scarlet runners ( self seeded from last year and growing up the sweetcorn, clever things!) gem squash - yippee, yard long beans.
Rhubarb, more beans, sweetcorn and just one of my many, many tomato plants.
The rain has done everything good, the humidity less so. The courgettes are covered in mildew, so I got on my good old Cath Kidston washing up gloves that go right up to my elbows and gave them a bit of a prune! I've been dusting my tomatoes like a mad thing, blight is the bane of my life, I live in fear of brown bits appearing on the leaves. In this climate, I suppose it's inevitable really but I keep at bay as long as I can.
Right off to prune the camellias. Been putting it off for far too long now. Humidity stumidity. eh?