Back from a few days away, on what must be the hottest day of the year so far, and I am pleased to report that not everything has been dried to a crisp. Indeed, a number of new things have burst into life or blossom and the overall appearance is healthy fecundity. What was a bit odd was how some plants had dried out while others, in similar conditions and sitting right beside them were still vigorous. I presume this is a mixture of factors like soil depth and how thirsty particular plants are.
Anyway, rain is forecast over the next few days (how about that for holiday timing!) and hopefully the garden will get a good drenching and the water butts will be topped up.