The near 40 C heatwave is forecast to last for another week or more.
I feared for my recently planted Swiss Chard and Cavolo Nero seedlings; they were having difficulty coping.
My answer is a couple of large, shade giving, parasols. I am keeping my fingers crossed that with these, plus regular watering, they will survive.
As for us, you'll find us in the pool.
Billy has his own pool. Phew, wot a scorcher!
So pleased that Izzy has turned up safe and sound. 15 or 16 degrees forecast here for the next week. Quite pleasant for winter. Hope you can keep cool.ReplyDelete
Yes, it's a great relief about Izzy. We have known her for years; she used to visit us regularlyDelete
We bought Rick his own little paddling pool when we were in France but he absolutely refused to go near it. He likes paddling in the river though. Good news about Izzy.ReplyDelete
Billy has a strange relationship with the pool, but loves his own mini version.Delete
Love your parasol solution. My garden is protected from the worst sun by the shade of the grape vine. I notice others around here have put up green shade netting. Strong sun destroys everything!ReplyDelete
Your Billy looks a cool and happy chap
At the end of the day everything is wilted and drooping. It recovers over night, but looks horrible. The parasols are doing what was expected of them.Delete
Billy certainly looks happy.ReplyDelete
He loves his paddling pool. He's not too keen on the heat.Delete
Once again a corner of peace and love with some chard worries.ReplyDelete
Too hot here; I couldn't sleep last night. I think my Chard will survive.Delete
We only managed 30C here yesterday afternoon and that was more than enough for us. Keep cool and carry on 😎ReplyDelete
It's been very misty here this morning, but now it's cleared and we're in for another stinker.Delete
Ah, summer! Love the paddling pool and it looks like it'll be hours of fun for Billy.ReplyDelete
While I would probably faint from the shock of seeing several feet of snow in winter and would be ill-equipped to deal with a blizzard, we are built of hardier stuff in these parts when it comes to summer. 40 degrees is more deserving of the label heatwave. At 30 degrees, it's officially t-shirt weather! Mind you, it may explain why veggie patches typically look a bit more scorched earth than the verdant Haddocks.
At the end of each day, poor Haddock's looks very limp and tired; a bit like me. Somehow it seems to recuperate overnight.Delete
It is hot, hot, hot here also and like my plants, I am wilting.ReplyDelete
May I suggest a Parasol? It works for my plants; it could work for you!Delete
Love the photo of Billy in his paddling pool. I am glad we don't have your temperatures. I like the sun but not that hot!ReplyDelete
We've been looking forward to Summer for months, then when it comes it's almost intolerable.Delete
Is Billy never tempted to jump in your pool?ReplyDelete
I'm afraid that Lady Magnon has been trying to tempt him; luckily he says 'no'.Delete
Billy looks quite happy with his pool. Looks like he's smiling at the camera!ReplyDelete
He loves it. His own little piece of heaven!Delete
Ahhhh, this is the dog's pool!!!!! :-)))))ReplyDelete
You commented on my blog, that he was banned from your pool. ,-)