Hot. +30 every day. No rain for at least 6 weeks. Tanya is up early to water flower gardens and the kitchen garden. The whole town must be watering tonight as there is no pressure. Since the auxiliary pump blew up and flooded the passage way to the outbuilding, we have not got it hooked back up to augment the water pressure.
The flowers are doing well as they get the most care. The peonies are done though elsewhere in town there are still some blooming. The roses are going full blast. There is one white rose bush that the flowers are huge but die off quickly. We found under each flower a shiny blue-green-black bug about the size of a half-dime. New to us. Rose pictures tomorrow.
Tanya has been digging up and cleaning off bulbs from certain lilies, tulips, crocuses and hyacinths. They will be stored for the summer and replanted this fall. There are boxes full of them, all neat, clean and labelled. When we were in Kyiv, she found a number of bulbs of colours or varieties she didn't have so came home with a few dozen more.