All last week we had thunder storms and varying amounts of rain. The whole garden is looking very different from last year. From Saturday the temperatures have risen and it is now hot (yesterday about 33°C).
New seedlings of Californian Poppy are appearing but there is still bare ground where the old ones have been cut back to the base. The rain means that Gaura are looking better than in other years on the slope, they do need just a little water to flower well.