We are getting rather desperate for rain. We had a short sharp shower a few weeks ago and since then there’s been nothing !! And to top it all, we’ve had really hot weather!! Yesterday the wind blew and dark clouds gathered. We had a teaspoonful!! The rain gauge doesn’t lie. Back to clear blue skies this morning .. not a cloud about 😦 Clouds building again this afternoon. Holding thumbs … but it doesn’t look hopeful 😦
The high cost of water is limiting the amount I can use in the garden, so am watering sparingly and sadly the lawn is bearing the brunt of lack of this precious commodity. Most patches are watered at the same time as flower beds when using a rose spray (I don’t have an irrigation system) but there are dry patches in-between.
I took these flower pics a week or so ago .. Brilliant Iceberg (had the wrong setting on camera … I like it !)
Scabiosa incise …
Barbeton Daisy … Gerbera jamesonii
Pink carpet rose ..
Christmas cactus .. Schlumbergera
And another Christmas cactus which flowered for the first time. I took a couple of cuttings from a friend’s plant 🙂 The flowers are enormous !! The size of my hand !!!!!
These I took today .. Bougainvillea …
Agapanthus .. ‘Barley Blue’
Now that it’s a little cooler .. time to go into the garden to plant some herbs ie sweet basil and thyme