We have been on holiday in Southern Spain, inland between Cadiz and Ronda for two weeks.
It was the third time we have stayed there.
When we arrived at the property, the temperature was about 36c. We knew it was going to be hot, but it was very hot!
The British owners of the property had asked us on a previous visit, to give them some idea of plants they could grow in their garden.
It is a totally different climate to what we are used to here in England, and we really could not suggest anything other than what they had in the garden already.
Having now seen the garden near the end of their summer in Spain, even Aloes and Oleander were showing distress at not having water for many months.
Arriving back home, there was a lot of clearing up, dead heading, and mowing to do in our garden, which was looking very autumnal.
Apparently while we were away there had been severe thunderstorms and flash flooding, so no great problem for the watering of the plants.
The Asters where putting on a good show in Lyn's garden and the Tithonias had grown even taller in my garden.
So tall that I had to use a pair of steps to reach the dead heads..