After the scorching weather of last week, this week has been characterized by thunder storms every afternoon. The mornings have been warm but not reaching more than 25°C, there has been heavy rain which means that the garden has become lush looking again although the Stipa tenuissima that has already started to yellow now just looks untidy; it will improve slightly when it dries out again.
You can see the effect of the rain, especially on the field out of the garden, this is the field that had the rolls of hay just a couple of weeks ago, now it is green grass and poppies; and look at the amazing sky!
At the top of the slope the Oleander is flowering better than in any other year so far, it is drought tolerant but must like some spring rain.
The Euphorbia flower stems need removing now to add back some green.
When they are fully open the flowers of the Fejoa look like caper flowers.
Europe is experiencing some quite strange weather at present; we don’t usually have late afternoon thunderstorms in June and I know that Germany has been very hot and dry; what is happening with you? Can you see an obvious transition into summer in your garden?