Refreshing raindrops adorn very new Aquilegia leaves. Photographed a couple of weeks ago after a heavy shower – and before our current heatwave.

It’s a very hot dry and sunny weekend with temperatures reaching the mid-20s centigrade. It looks as if it might cool down in a few days to something a bit more ‘normal’ for the time of year, and we may get a little welcome rain for the garden – for the new seeds sown and emerging perennials.