Feasting…. making pollen whilst the sunshine’s


A Small White Butterfly enjoying the nectar on the Lavender that is now starting to flower….I guess they are enjoying it and with no breeze to disturb them



Just arrived back from holiday and whilst we were away enjoying this heatwave, continuous blue skies and sunshine, were still shocked when first got sight of the garden, a lawn that had gone from green to yellow and now predominantly brown and some shrubs looking rather tired.  Thankfully we have some good neighbours who have take a good deal of time to water the bedding plants and planters…all thriving and full of colour in this dry oasis…and the star it the Coleus which just seems to thrive in these conditions..


But…as they say…its back to reality.  A pile of mail plus emails and numerous little jobs that seem like major tasks all waiting to be done.  Best get on.

19th July

(C) David Oakes 2018