Today there were a few spots of rain. Actually, on the surface, in some parts of the garden the soil went dark brown. And not wanting to miss the opportunity of dampened soil, I got my spade out and made a hole to put a lavender bush my dad had given me in.
There didn’t appear to be a drop of moisture in the soil. Perhaps this area is drier because there is less organic matter than other parts – but I was shocked. Furthermore, as I planted the bush, I noticed that the sempervivum my dad had recently given me looked as though it was on its way out.
In other words, it looks like I’m going to have to keep watering, as the soil moisture isn’t likely to improve any time soon otherwise.