July is in full swing and with it has come some fantastic weather. And at Winsford Gardens that means watering, watering and some more watering!
The seedlings in the greenhouse are the priority as they are very tender so the water butts were filled repeatedly to try and keep up with demand. The rest of the garden managed to get a good soak and the willow arches got a much needed drink.
We also chopped down the comfrey bed to make the comfrey fertilizer, so hopefully in the heat it will be stewing up nicely and will also be pretty
stinky! But it's great for the plants who don't seem to mind the smell.
Dave is also continuing the butterfly survey and this week saw 8 Cabbage Whites. Unfortunately they were a bit camera shy so we don't have any pictures.
The wildflower meadow continues to go from strength to strength. The oxide daisies have now subsided and been taken over by cowslips and thistles. The hot weather does not seem to be affecting it adversely which shows the advantages of growing native plants.