With 40°C predicted for today it feels like summer is well and truly here, a full month early.
My garden is buzzing with bugs, beetles, wasps and bees which can only be a good thing. I have worked hard on incorporating flowers into the vegetable patch to keep our bug friends happy and add some colour. Randomly scattered sunflowers are not far away from flowering.
Cosmos flowers always make me smile.
Coriander is another favourite and it grows here almost all year round. The delicate flowers are a bonus and at the end of the cycle I find collecting the seed quite therapeutic.
These tall, slender Alliums look like mini sculptures as they reach for the sky. I cannot remember what variety they are so when they finally open their buds it will be a surprise.
It certainly feels like summer with these vibrant zucchini flowers quietly opening underneath the green leaves of the variety Long Florence. According to the Diggers Club this particular variety has some of the largest flowers. The ants and bugs are enjoying these too and that makes me happy.
Does it feel like summer where you are?
What are you observing in the garden?
Wishing you a restful Sunday friends x