Nearly time for Ferline tomatoes and the Red Alerts are doing well.

The garden looks a bit done in on the whole. It’s really hot and there’s been no rain for ages. I’ve now watered and done the deadheading, which helps, but the cornflowers at the front are fairly done now. I can’t bring myself to stand in the heat and try and deadhead all those a the moment.

There have been far more animal holes than usual around the allotment and suddenly there are even more by the trellis bed. I think subterranean to-ing and fro-ing has meant that some of my new perennials haven’t done very well this year.