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Tuesday, July 10, 2018
It started off good
Welcome to all new followers & readers.
Today's forecast was meant to be cooler, and it was to start with, so I thought I would get out in the garden and do a bit of work.
Even Charlie and Chuck thought it was quite pleasant and were happily wandering around the garden.
When it is too hot they spend most of the day hiding behind the bushes and then come out after tea when it cools off a bit.
I spent a few hours doing some cleaning in the aviary and then did some weeding and dead heading.
The Buddleia is certainly bringing lots of beautiful butterflies into the garden.
The apples are looking good.
We had about 20 last year off of the one tree we have, this year it is loaded.
Behind the greenhouse is a bit off a jungle, pots and bags full of potatoes, and down the bottom there are tomatoes and other things growing which must have seeded themselves from the homemade compost we used.
Before lunch the hot temperatures were here again, absolutely baking.
Poor Mr blackbird had a rest in the seed tray.
Not long after he went in the bird bath for a drink and splash, it is so important to have some water for them all year round.
As with everywhere else the lawn is looking in a right state.
If it doesn't rain soon I am going to do the rain dance.
Yesterday I cooked up a ham in the slow cooker, so for tonight's meal it will be salad, consisting of lettuce, cucumber, tomato, peppers, new potato salad, egg mayo, ham, and a nice bit of cheese topped french stick.
Bye for now, stay cool.