|creeping wisteria and flowering mint|
We left our Paris hotel just after 6.00 a.m. on Wednesday and we were back home by midday. We have only been away for four weeks but the garden has gone a bit mad; the wisteria is attempting to creep up the steps to the house. The courgette plants look a bit scorched and we have lost one cucumber plant but overall things don’t look too bad. One of our peach trees is laden with ripe fruit and I have picked a whole bowl of blueberries. The ferns and hydrangea bushes look a bit unwell but they may revive. The weeds have thrived of course.
The temperature is up to 33 degrees today, I put a load of washing outside this morning and it was dry within the hour. All the shutters are closed and we have taken refuge inside the house to watch the Tour de France this afternoon. Rick is stretched out on the terracotta tiles. It’s good to be back.
|Rick's favourite spot at the top of the steps|