It is so dry here that the garden is struggling, but I am managing to water just enough to keep most things alive. As I mentioned previously, the large cedar tree is looking as if it has seen better days, so I will be surprised if it recovers. We did have 3mm of rain on Thursday night, the first for ages, and another 2mm last night; not very much, but every little bit helps. I have taken a few photos during the month, so here is an update.
This rose is one that I grew from a cutting from our UK garden. The rose was already in place when we bought the house, so I have no idea which variety it is. The perfume is very strong.
Chive from the herb garden.
The last picking of cherries from our tree.
Two different kinds of Globe Artichoke.
My first courgettes (zucchini); a yellow variety.
Three red hot chillies and two peppers.
The potatoes are looking good despite the lack of water.
Two aubergine (eggplant);on the right chard and onions.
Jerusalem Artichoke (Topinambour) on the right, tomatoes behind and young pumpkin plants sheltering under the tiles, they need protection from the very hot sun.
Tomatoes, potatoes and grapes are all sprayed with copper sulphate to prevent blight; you can see the blue tinge here.
You can see how my poor gardenia is struggling due to lack of water. There are many flowers, but they are very dry looking, small and not opening properly.
Please note that I am off to the UK next week for 8 days to celebrate my father-in-law's 90th birthday. On my return to France, I have visitors for most of June. I will do as many posts as possible, but I may not have time to visit everyone. You will not be forgotten and I will try to keep up when I can.
Thank you one and all for all your kind comments; I really do appreciate your visits.