Well, as you can imagine there has been a lot going on. The tadpoles have morphed into frogs and left the pond and we have a new generation of goldfish although they were late to appear. Both the blue tit parents survived this year (thankfully) and the chicks fledged the first week in June. They fluttered round the garden getting their bearings and chirping to each other and the parents. We've also had visits from starlings and goldfinches as well as the usual blackbirds and house sparrows. Haven't seen the heron about much though.
Unlike last year, we've had some rain. In fact, we've had a lot of rain which has been great for the garden, but it's also been cold at times, a couple of weeks ago the night-time temperature went down to 6C 43F which wasn't so great for the garden. This week we are on the brink of a heatwave. It's also been windy at times (it's blowing a gale at the moment - a warm one) and blew the petals off the tall purple (almost black) poppies, but not before I managed to get a pic - stunning aren't they and they grew to over five foot.
As for other flowers - the dwarf hydrangea (one of him indoors' favourites) is in flower
The snapdragons (antirrhinums) are popping up all over the place
The 'for your eyes only' rose (another of him indoors' favourites) is doing well
The pond garden has filled out
I'm letting the cottage garden do it's own thing this year and it's not disappointing
Poppies have decided to grow amongst the peas
The potatoes are doing well but they haven't flowered although we still have spuds - strange
The other veg bed has leeks, little gem lettuce, edamame beans, dill, spinach, fennel an carrots
I love this. I know it's a weed but it's large and perfect
Tomorrow the temperature is due to hit 27C 81C - that should ripen up the tomatoes and fill the pea pods.