..... of the last few days (38-39c) culminated in a big storm in the early hours of this morning. It lasted about an hour, and there were some violent gusts, but fortunately everything survived intact, if not exactly in its customary position!
Today has been equally hot, but consequently humid, which is not as pleasant. Thank goodness for the pool in these conditions. The water has crept up to 34c now, which is hot enough - hopefully the next few days will be a little cooler.
The plentiful supply of water and warm conditions is suiting our melons, although they are rather late once again, despite my best efforts to start them off early this spring. Unfortunately, in my absence, things did not go according to plan, so the early start didn't happen. Anyway, it seems we may get a small crop, if the good weather continues.