Garden Day

Have to tidy the garden this morning. Plenty to do, but due to the good weather we have, there is no excuse to at least attempt to make some inroads.

Photo: Monday Blue Tit at Hardwick



Most of the time yesterday and today has been spent in the garden, although due to the increase in temperature by 15:00 I had to go indoors. It must be in the low 30's at the moment while the forecast for tomorrow indicates it my real 37C.

Buddleia flourishing now but butterfly numbers is very disappointing just the odd small white. Plenty of insects collecting pollen including honey bees and hoverflies.

Garden Heat

Very warm today and the next three days it is expected to be even hotter. Morning walk took me to Hardwick Park and it was fairly busy. Photos to come later.

Back garden this afternoon saw the temperature climb. Bees looked laboured on the buddleia.


Although not planned today, due to circumstances in the flow rate I had to try to repair the garden pond and waterfall. During the night a power cut of a second or so saw the pump, as normal, reduce it's flow speed. No interaction saw it run as normal. Therefore a clean of the filter, pipe and a minimal amount of pond plant removal was required. Some progress has been made. Also found another newt.

Photo: no newt - water boatman.

Garden work

Weather so good today I have spent a much needed tidy of the garden. It has been neglected somewhat due to personal reasons but managed some inroads. Garden bin nearly full so tells it's own story.


Such a nice afternoon, a couple of hours in the overgrown garden. Yes, attracts the wildlife but at times looks messy. So started with the the lupins that are turning to seed, mainly because they are covered in greenfly. Unfortunately I also disturbed an ants nest while weeding and so feeling itchy now.
Photo: Greenflies