The breeze has picked up today as the effects of the sirocco subside. We have had several days of blistering heat, today there are a few clouds being blown about, and although still very warm, the wind has somehow changed its feel.
We have been busy in the garden. Having picked a couple of kilos of gooseberries my hands are a bit shredded, but there will be some wonderful gooseberry fool on the menu shortly. We are cutting hedges, trying to shape them into something recognisably rectilinear, but despite a professional hedge trimming machine the overall effect is of blown waves of growth!
The tomato plants now have been staked, the first tomatoes small and green beginning to weigh the plants down, the first zucchini has flowered and pepperoncini are fruiting. Back once again flowering is the fig of India the bright yellow flowers reflecting today’s sunshine.