After two weeks of heat, the temperatures dropped. I was not working much in the garden because it was too hot. We had some rain overnight, but it is not nearly enough for thirsty plants. I need to water my garden frequently. Thanks to dense planting, the flower borders look pretty good.
It is time to clear some vegetable beds, e.g. the one where the French beans are. The heat got them, and they certainly won't be flowering again.
The lawn looks like a patchwork having some completely dry and green pieces, depending whether they are in a full sun or in the shade. I never water the lawn, it is a waste of water. And, I am not an 'immaculate lawn-freak'. It is almost impossible here in this climate anyway. It would require too much care.
I am harvesting courgettes, cucumbers and kohlrabi on the regular basis. It is the last of the lettuce in this display above. It is time to sow endive and radicchio, but the one I sowed directly in the vegetable beds are all gone. They are most certainly eaten by slugs. I sowed them yesterday into modules, for safety.
To end this post, I am showing you the stump attacked by a woodpecker. Well, that is the second time this year, but who can blame him? He only wants the food hidden somewhere inside the wood.
The hottest month in a year passed and, I hope, the unbearable heat is over.