Apart from a cooler day on Wednesday with an hour of light rain - which didn't make any impact on the soil but it was welcome nonetheless - it's been a hot and humid week with temperatures hovering around 27C 81C and today it's 29C 84F. Now I know to some of you this is a normal occurrence, but it's not here in England and especially not for this prolonged length of time (6 weeks).
The garden is starting to suffer. I thinned out the plums, some of them had already started to ripen and they've just shrivelled because of the lack of rain
This veg bed should be full of carrots, spring onions, beetroot and radishes but it's looking barren. I have been watering it but the daytime heat is turning the soil to dust.
The Pentland Javelin potatoes have failed
And the outdoor tomatoes and cucumbers are struggling, I watered these this morning and they are already wilting
But the cucumbers in the greenhouse are doing well, we've had our first one - delicious
and there's more to come
We've had the first of the dwarf French beans
The flowers appear to love this dry weather though, the snapdragons have sprung up all over the garden
Well that's it from a hot and humid and dusty Dorset and there's no rain forecast this coming week either.
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